Schedule

Week 1 (11-9): 

A Hypergloss History of the Digital & Blogging with WordPress

Resources

Read

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

  • Revolutions in Communication,  Chapter 10: Computers (Kovarik, 2015).
  • Science Blogging: The Essential Guide, Chapter 1 (Wilcox, 2016)
  • Science Blogging: The Essential Guide, Chapter 11 (Lillie, 2016)

Things to do

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

Week 2 (18-9): 

The World Brain(drain)

Resources

Read

Things to do

  • 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

Week 3 (25-9): 

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

Resources

  • Lecture slides available after class

Read

Things to do

Week 5 (2-10):

The Self Online

Read

Things to do

  • Familiarize yourself with HTML and WordPress’ Code Editor, work through Part 2 of the Working with the Web tutorial.

Week 4 (9-10):

Neo-Tribes

Read

  • Maffesoli’s From Society to Tribal Communities
  • Pick and read one (or more) of 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

Have fun at Leids Ontzet!

Week 6 (16-10):

Top 10… Worst of the Internet

Read

TBA

Things to do

  • Fun: Spend a day offline!