(M) – For Monday • Read for Monday
– For Wednesday
(F) – For Friday
• Laying out course
Produce Introduction Video
• Introduction to digital media
• Presentation and design
Monday – Thinking critically
(M) Reading – Clive Thompson Brave New World of Digital Intimacy
(M) Watch Digital Nation (Be prepared to discuss on Monday)
Monday – Blog design
(M) Reading 7 elements
(M) Reading Krug, How We Really Use the Web
(M) 10 tips for Website design – New York Times
Wednesday – Presentation
Reading – Public speaking: How I prepare every time.
Watch video – Signal to Noise
Intro to prezi
(F) Blog presentations/launch
Using Prezi, create a 3-minute presentation for your blog.
For Monday: What makes a good blog post?
Write a blog post on what makes a good blog post.
This video may help your thinking:
Here’s Mena’s bio.
Also for Monday:
Take the Web Behavior Test
Create a 3-minute prezi on your result
The Hacker Ethic
(M) Present your Web animal test results.
(F) Seminar – What is the hacker ethic? What is ethos?
The Hacker Ethic:
• Access to computers—and anything which might teach you something about the way the world works—should be unlimited and total. Always yield to the Hands-On Imperative!
• All information should be free.
• Mistrust authority—promote decentralization.
• Hackers should be judged by their hacking, not criteria such as degrees, age, race, sex, or position.
• You can create art and beauty on a computer.
• Computers can change your life for the better.
(F) Blog post: Choose something online that you feel embodies the hacker ethic and tell us why.
Why is it so easy to share things online?
(M) DIY Culture
Kitemaking in Gaza
Roll Up Your Sleeves – Doc on DIY culture
The Cluetrain Manifesto – 95 theses
Blog post – “unpack” one of the 95 theses. Show how it plays out online in a specific space.
(F) Seminar – Wisdom of Crowds or Cult of the Amateur
Week 6 – Sharing
(M) Updates on Help Niko Help
Shirky – Cognitive Surplus – Ch. 1
Video – Shirky at Ted
Cognitive surplus, Chapter 2
(F) Seminar • Where do we find the Time?
Cognitive Surplus, Chapters 1-3
Blog post: 300 words or so in response to this question: Does Angry Birds blow Clay Shirkey’s argument out of the water? Why or why not? (This, of course, requires you to articulate his argument).
week 8 – Spring Break (!)
week 9 – Stealing
(M) Update on Help Niko Help
Re-mix The Movie, Part 1
(F) Re-Mix The Movie, Part 2
Re-Mix the Movie Part 3
Seminar: Stealing and copyright
Blog post • Write at least a 300-word post in response to this question: Is what Girl Talk is does stealing?
week 10 – copying • You Tube and memes
(M) Seminar: Is what Girl Talk does stealing?
Update on Help Niko Help
Work on Help Niko Help
Video – Chris Anderson on “free”
Video – the conversation economy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/digitalrevolution/2009/11/rushes-sequences-john-battelle.shtml
(F) Start Auletta – Googled
week 12 – quitting
Not using Google for one week
The slow media manifesto – http://en.slow-media.net/manifesto
Article – Carr – Does the Internet Make You Dumber –
week 13 – Reading
Review of Googled: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/29/books/review/Baker-t.html
Steven Johnson – Yes, People still read, but now it’s social.http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/20/business/20unbox.html