We’re leaving together,
but still it’s farewell,
last brief of the semester,
who can tell?
In the last few days we’ve started to see a lot of work on Wikipedia. This week, we’re heading for Venus (so to speak) by doing more work on Wikipedia both along the same lines of edits we’ve seen this week and by each editing (at least) 3 articles based on somebody else’s travelogue. So for example Harris would be editing articles about Kotex and Elizabeth will be editing articles about Facebook… After editing a page based on someone else’s work, make sure to comment on their relevant travelogue posts with a link to the Wikipedia article and your specific change.
Your 2¢ – Better Late Than Never
And maybe we’ll come back
To earth, who can tell?
So we’ll (I’ll) be coming back to review your work through the semester to grade you accordingly. One of the things I will be looking at is your performance on the weekly summary comments discussion, but it’s not too late to still go back and comment on the ones that you didn’t get to comment on in time. I don’t expect flawless stats, but if you feel like you could’ve done better, you can definitely still effect your grade that way.
Optional Bonus Round
With so many light years to go
And things to be found (To be found…)
If you have time, interest and motivation (and you want to better your grade) you are welcomed to choose any of the topics proposed this week and publish a summary for us (along the lines of the weekly summaries). The summary can be posted after Sunday 4pm (but before Tuesday 4:55pm), and you will not be required to lead the class on it next week. For those who accept the challenge I promise to up-grade you generously.
Changing/Ruling the world from the comfort of your laptop
Welcome to your life
There’s no turning back
Even while we sleep
We will find you
Acting on your best behaviour
Turn your back on mother nature
Everybody wants to rule the world
Next week’s reading will focus on the potential (?) of Postnationalism presented by the networked public sphere
- Frost, Catherine Internet Galaxy Meets Postnational Constellation: Prospects for Political Solidarity After the Internet (handout)
- Catherine Frost’s response to Mike Linksvayer on the post Collaborative Futures 3
- Harris’s summary + your comment
- Digital Power and its Discontents – Morozov & Shirky: An Edge Conversation
- Responses to Digital Power and its Discontents – Edge Reality Club: Jaron Lanier, Douglas Rushkoff, George Dyson, Nicholas Carr
- Read the essay & articles and view the presentation
- Optionally Highlight and annotate the reading to help its accessibility for the rest of you.
- Summarize it for us in a nicely accessible post to be published by Sunday 4pm, ideally running some threads between them.
- Be prepared to present the article and lead the discussion in class.
- Think of questions to lead off the discussion
- Post to del.icio.us some links that expand the discussion either about the text or about key themes in it.
The 80′s are back, did you notice?