Course Calendar, Spring 2011
The following schedule lays out the basic structure of the class and the units and topics we'll cover over the semester. A more detailed Course Calendar is available as well, but it is subject to change based on the progress of the course.
Week One: Introduction and A Domain of One's Own
- Course Introduction
- A Domain of One's Own
- Assignment 1: You will be asked asked to get your Web Host and domain up and running as soon as possible. Following this link for a series of tutorials and more details.
- Narrating the Process
- Throughout the entire semester you will be expected to narrate your process, so please take the occasion of getting up and running with your domain and webhosting account as the first foray into narrating your process. In addition, I will be setting up a tech forum shortly for any question you may have while setting up your domain and webhosting accounts.
Week Two: A Personal Cyberinfrastructure & Narrating Your Learning
- Assignment 2: Read and respond to Gardner Campbell's Personal Cyberinfrastructure brief essay and presentation. Read more here.
- 1/18/11: In-class webhosting/domain workshop.
- 1/20/11: Gardner Campbell on "A Network of Networks" (audio).
Week Three: Web 2.0 and Storytelling
- Link to Week 3 Web 2.0 Storytelling Assignments
- 1/25/11: Introduction to Web 2.0 (no audio).
- 1/27/11: Bryan Alexander and Alan Levine discuss "Web 2.0 Storytelling" (audio).
Week Four: Introduction to Telling Stories Through Images
- Link to Week Four Daily Shoot assignment.
- 2/1/11: D'Arcy Norman on "Photography as Digital Storytelling" (audio). Resource page for this discussion here.
- 2/3/11: Jim Groom on "The Creative Habit" (audio).
Week Five: Images & Design
- Link to Week 5 Visual/Design Assignments.
- 2/8: Jim Groom on "Design as Cultural Intervention" (audio). Slides available here.
- 2/10: Tim Owens on "We Are All Artists" (audio). Resource page available here.
Week Six: Images & Design; Introduction to Telling Stories with Audio and Sound
- Link to Week 6 Assignments
- 2/15 "Bitch 'n Design" (audio) call-in class
- 2/17 Sound Effects Story Exercise In-class workshop/Rapid Proto-typing.
Week Seven: Audio and Sound
- Link to Audio Assignment
- 2/22: In-class Audio Storytelling Workshop
- 2/24: Shared Class with Section 1 for 5-minute Preview of Radio Show
Week Eight: Audio and Sound; Introduction to Telling Stories on the Web
- 3/8: In-class Audio Workshop
- 3/10: Shared class meeting with Section 1, Audio Show Preview
Week Nine: Telling Stories in the Web (Webstories)
- Link to Web Stories Assignment
- 3/15: Introduction and howto for telling Webstories using Firebug
- 3/17: In-class workshop for telling stories on the web
Week Ten: Webstories (con't); Introduction to Telling Stories with Video
- 3/22: More on Web Storytelling, and an introduction to video
- 3/24: A Technical overview of video on the web with Andy Rush: "Fast, Cheap, and Under Control" (video). See both a video of Andy's discussion of all things web video as well as the amazing resource on web video Andy Rush has left us.
Week Eleven: Web Video and the Art of the Mashup
- 3/29: Tom Woodward on "What is Web Video?" (audio). See the list of videos discussed here.
- 3/31: Brian Lamb on the mashup: "Let Us Never Speak Of This Thing Again" (audio). Listen with this resource to links to full interviews, video clips, and other goodies.
Week Twelve: EL Mashup
- 4/5: Discussion of the McBride and Lamb articles. Special guest speaker?
- 4/7: Mashup Workshop
Week Thirteen: Fan Fiction
Week Fourteen: Fan Fiction; Archiving Your Online Presence