Now that we’ve concluded our third travelogue. We can start the fourth, richer travelogue.
You already know the drill, you choose an environment and start exploring, trying to surprise yourselves and to come up with new perspectives and understanding of the issues and debates within the new media discourse.
What do I mean by richer? We are going to extend our weapons of choice. I mean we are going to use more than text for our posts:
- Audio (podcasts)
- Videos (vodcasts)
- Comic strips
- Flash animations
- Annotated Maps
- Annotated webpages
- Your medium of choice here
The post itself would use “rich” media as its leading medium for the post (with text used to fill in the blanks), the comments are still textual (Not to say you can’t post a video response if you so wish).
I want YOU to be the producers of the rich-media you post (no: “Look what I’ve found on YouTube. Done”).
For the class after Spring Break (March 23rd):
- Choose a subject. If you want our feedback on your ideas, post them by Saturday 4pm, so you can still create the content in time.
- Post a short introduction post to your travelogue using the rich format. Try to present both your area of research and the media of choice.
- Refer to the how-to page to learn more about how to post different stuff. If you have questions, search the web, if the web has answers, share them with us.
- If you still do not know how to post your thing, email me, I am very open to adding plug-ins to our WordPress. If you want me to do that, email me after researching the plugins. (I recommend you try to solve things by yourselves prior to asking me for help)
- I am open to collaborations (in the price of higher expectations).
- Post 4+ comments to your fellow students posts. Try to give constructive feedback on both content and use of media.
Required Listening + Reading:
- Networks – The Science-Spanning Disciplines / Anna Nagurney
make sure to follow her presentation slides too
- Read Part 1 of The Principle of Notworking Geert Lovink: Multitude, Network and Culture (up to page 11)
- Comment on the summary.
- Read the article, the essay and watch the introduction
- 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
- Post to del.icio.us some links that expand the discussion either about the text or about key themes in it.
Enjoy, and see you next week!