Block 1

Week 1 (9 September): 

Introduction

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

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

  • Sign up for the course blog via digmedia.lucdh.nl/login,
    • when you choose a username, make sure I can relate it back somehow to your real name (if you use a pseudonym, let me 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), make sure to put your blog in the right category for your group.

Week 2 (16 September): 

A Hypergloss History of the Digital

Resources

  • Lecture slides can be found here.

Read

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

Things to do

Week 4 (23 September)

The World Brain(drain)

Resources

  • Lecture slides can be found here.

Read

Things to do

  • Familiarize yourself with HTML and WordPress’ Code Editor, through Part 2 of the Working with the Web tutorial.
  • Fun: Watch Google and the World Brain documentary on Archive.org

Week 4 (30-9): 

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

Resources

  • Lecture recording will be made available through Brightspace.
  • Lecture slides will be made available here.

Read

Things to do

Week 5 (7 October):

The Ego Online

Read

Things to do

  • Fun: Learn a bit about making videos with the knowledge clip on Brightspace.

Week 6 (14 October):

The Network Society

Read

  • Maffesoli’s From Society to Tribal Communities
  • Pick and read one (or more) of the chapters on Digital Communities
    • Boellstorff’s Coming of Age in Second Life
    • Pearce and Artemesia’s Communities of Play
    • Miller’s Tales from Facebook
    • Burges and Green’s YouTube

Things to do

  • Fun: Spend a day offline!