Class, Mon, 5/08

Notes on Digital Writing, and Profiling Digital Writers

Guy Kawasaki, “Optimizing Your Profile” (from Kawasaki and Fitzpatrick, The Art of Social Media, Penguin 2014). 

Writing Onscreen

In groups: Present the piece you tweeted about. Explain to your classmates why you think this writer did something on the screen that couldn’t be done on the page. Then, as a a group, select a piece you’d like to present to the class as a whole.

To Do

  1. Tues, 5/09, 10:00 am: Post your Favorites to this site.
  2. Wed, 5/10, class: Discuss Favorites.
  3. Fri, 5/12, class: Continue discussing Favorites, and respond to class.

 

 

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Class, Mon, 5/01

Editing Interviews

John Solomon, “Pulling Back the Curtain” (2007).

Six Differences

Six Diffs 1As a group, come up with six meaningful differences among the profiles of digital writers written by this class. These may be differences in (a) what the profiles tell us about the role of writing in various lives or careers, or (b)  in the writing of the profiles themselves. Be ready to point to specific profiles that illustrate these differences. Email me your list. We’ll talk about them on Wednesday.

To Do

  1. Wed, 5/03, class: Be ready to describe your plans for the remediation assignment. What texts will you be working with? How and why will you shift platforms or media?
  2. Wed, 5/03, class: Read Davey Alba on the possible death of Twitter.
  3. Thurs, 5/04, 10:00 am: Post your remediation, or a link to it, to this site. Read through the pieces posted by your classmates and comment on at least four that draw your attention and admiration.
  4. Fri, 5/05, class: We will discuss the remediation pieces.

Class, Wed, 3/08

Media Feeds/Concepts in 60/ Questions

Mission Statments/Profile Statements

Fastwrite: Drawing on the advice that Fenton and Lee offer about writing Mission Statements (pp. 22–25), write a profile statement for your WordPress, Twitter, and/or Facebook account.

Using Twitter to Respond to boyd

Read the series of tweets that Nicole, Molly, and Graham have posted in response to boyd. Pick one that you’d like to add to with a tweet (or retweet, or reply) of your own. Be ready to talk about what interests you about what your classmate has to say about boyd.

To Do

  1. Thurs, 3/09, 10:oo AM: Post your Twitter response to boyd.
  2. Fri, 3/10: We will hold class in Room B of the Student Multimedia Resource Center in the basement of Morris Library. Bring your laptop with one or two minutes of video on it that you would like to play around with in class. (This does not have to be video that you are thinking about using for your Concept in 60, but it might be helpful  if it is.)

Class, Mon, 3/06

Responding to boyd

Review the tweets posted in response to boyd for our class today. Identify one (by someone else) that you’d like to talk about. Like it, a write a reply.

Writing: Tweeting boyd

Writing: Concept in 60 Videos

Fenton and Lee, Chapter 2

Fastwrite: Drawing on F&L’s advice about writing Mission Statements, write a profile statement for your WordPress, Twitter, and/or Facebook account.

Person/Persona

Danah Boyd Interview, HuffPost Live, 4/05 2014

To Do

  1. Wed, 3/08, class: We will meet in 325 Allison. Please bring your copies of It’s Complicated and Nicely Said. we will work with both.
  2. Thurs, 3/09, 10:oo AM: Post your Twitter response to boyd.
  3. Fri, 3/10: We will hold class in Room B of the Student Multimedia Resource Center in the basement of Morris Library. Bring your laptop with one or two minutes of video on it that you would like to play around with in class. (This does not have to be video that you are thinking about using for your Concept in 60, but it might be helpful  if it is.)

 

Class, Fri, 3/03

Notes From Our Discussion of boyd

Responding to Comments/Media Feeds

Using Audio in Digital Writing

With thanks to SamJames, and Devon

  1. What makes an audio track an effective part of a digital piece?
  2. What are some good strategies for linking to (or embedding) audio files?

Fenton and Lee, Chapter 2

Fastwrite: Drawing on F&L’s advice about writing Mission Statements, write a profile statement for your WordPress, Twitter, or Facebook account.

Moment of Zen

Danah Boyd Interview, HuffPost Live, 4/05 2014

To Do

  1. Mon, 3/06, class: Finish reading It’s Complicated. Tweet a passage before class that you’d like us to talk about together.
  2. Wed, 3/08, and Fri, 3/10: We will hold class in Room B of the Student Multimedia Resource Center in the basement of Morris Library.