Block 1

Week 1 (15 September): 

Blogging with wordpress

Resources

Read

NB here and below, “read”means before next class. In addition, unless hyperlinked, the texts can be found on Brightspace.

Things to do

  • Sign up for the course blog via digmedia.lucdh.nl/login,
    • when you choose a username, use your own name
      • Exception: if you are not comfortable using your own name, you are allowed to use a pseudonym if you let Janessa Vleghert and I know via Teams it is you.
    • familiarize yourself with the WordPress CMS Gutenberg editor
    • Make sure you know how to create posts
    • Learn about the Roles plugin (i.e. understand how you can control the visibility of your content)
    • Write your first post! Make sure to flag your group tag in your post!

A Hyperfast History of the Digital

Resources

  • Lecture slides can be found here.

Read

  • Digital Media and Society, Chapter 1 (Lindgren 2017)

NB Here and below, “Fun” means it is an optional thing to do.

Things to do

Week 2 (22 September): 

The World Brain(drain)

Resources

  • Lecture slides can be found here.

Read

Things to do

  • Set featured images on any posts you have made so far.
  • Include at least one image, of which you have use rights, in your upcoming blog post.
  • Fun:
    • Watch Google and the World Brain documentary on Archive.org
    • Drop by the during my Open Office hours (Thursday from 15:00-17:00; Veth 1.07) and I can give you a tech-geeky, small tour of the Digital Lab and our Livestream studio.

Week 3 (29 September): 

The Valley where Gold turned into Silicon (and back again)

Resources

  • Lecture slides can be found here, after class.

Read

Things to do

Week 4 (6 October):

The Ego Online

  • Lecture slides can be found here, after class.

Read

Things to do

  • Fun:
    • Find out about the cool little magic of anchor links! Very useful if you need to reference something in your post (e.g. a bibliographic entry) or a footnote.
    • Learn a bit about making videos with the knowledge clips.
    • Fun: We Live in Public (link to Full Documentary)

Week 5 (13 October):

The Network Society

  • Lecture slides can be found here, after class.

Read

Things to do

  • Remember this is online, but referencing is still very important. In fact, if a piece of information is not linked, it does not exist!
    • Make sure you use urls to link to content online.
    • If you have included references that are not online, but that you have listed at the bottom of your post, you can use the magic of anchor links to put in a link.
    • If you made videos or podcasts, you can still use references, e.g. by putting a list of links in the descriptions of the video.
    • Go back and check this is in order for all your content so far!
  • Fun: Join one of the livestreams of the Streaming the Past project!

20 & 27 October: No Class

Things to do

  • The ‘My Take-aways from the Course’-test is online on Brightspace from 18-30 October. Don’t forget to complete it as it is part of your final grade for this course.
  • This is a good time to lay out a strategy for the remainder of your content production. It is also a good moment to get back and improve your previous blogs with your growing understanding of how WordPress works.
  • Fun: Spend a day offline!