Schedule

February 2019

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Week 1 (12-9): Introduction & Blogging with WordPress

  • Resources:
    • Lecture slides (PDF).
    • We Live in Public Documentary, via Vimeo
    • Science Blogging: The Essential Guide, Chapter 1 (Wilcox, 2016; on blackboard)
    • Science Blogging: The Essential Guide, Chapter 11 (Lillie, 2016; on Blackboard)
    • Gutenberg WordPress Editor FAQ (wordpress.com, 2018)
    • The History of WordPress (WPBeginner.com, 2018)
  • After class and before the next one starts, read (can be found on Blackboard):
    • Critical Theory and the Digital, (Berry, 2014) 
    • Science Blogging: The Essential Guide, Chapter 1 (Wilcox, 2016)
    • Science Blogging: The Essential Guide, Chapter 11 (Lillie, 2016)

Week 2 (19-9): The Digital: A Brief History & Podcasting

Week 3 (26-9): Discussion on The Digital & Lecture on Networks and Information Technologies

After class and before the next one starts, read

3 October: No class!

Happy Leids Ontzet!

Week 4 (10-10): Discussion on Information Technologies & Lecture On Digital Bullshit

After class and before the next one starts, read:

  • On Bullshit (Frankfurt 2005; on Blackboard)

Week 5 (17-10): Discussion on Digital Bullshit & Lecture on Neo-Tribes

Before next class, read (materials on Blackboard):

  • The Introduction to From Society to Tribal Communities by Dawes.
  • 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

Need a potential blog topic during the creative ebb of examweek? Why not write about how Maffesoli’s theories and/or the community described in one of the four chapters on digital communities relate to one of the offline or online communities you are part of!

No class on 24-10 (Exam week)

Week 6 (31-10): Discussion on Neo-Tribes & Lecture on Playgrounds

Lecture Slides

After class and before the next one starts, read(can be found on Blackboard):

Play:

  • Flappy Bird (most true to the original when played on a smartphone)

Week 7 (7-11) : Discussion on Playgrounds & Lecture on Virtual Worlds

PDF of the lecture here.

After class and before the next one starts, read (can be found on Blackboard):

Play:

Week 8 (14-11): Discussion on Virtual Worlds & Lecture on   Labour in Games

PDF of the lecture here.

After class and before the next one starts, read (can be found on Blackboard):

Play:

Week 9 (21-11): Discussion on
Labour in Games  
and Lecture on Cyborg Bodies

PDF of the lecture here.

After class and before the next one starts, read (can be found on Blackboard):

Optional, but recommended:

Play:

Week 10 (28-11): Discussion on Cyborg Bodies and teaser for Interactive Pasts  

PDF of the lecture here.

Week 11 (5-12): Blended Presentations

Week 12 (12-12): Blended Presentations & Course Re-Cap

Deadline for Course Project: 21 December

Read more about the Course Project here.