Schedule

Schedule

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Week 1 — Course Introduction: Being a Community Through Technology

Sept. 1

Week 2 — The Rise of Digital Society

Sept. 8

  • Manuel Castells, “The Information Technology Revolution,” in The Rise of Network Society, Chapter 1

Week 3 — The Design of Everyday Life

Sept. 15

Week 4 — Hands-On Exploration: Redesign the Classroom Experience

Sept. 22

  • Blog post due by Friday for sections 0101 and 0103
  • Blog responses due by the following Monday for sections 0102 and 0104

Week 5 — Identity, Surveillance, and Privacy

Sept. 29

Week 6 — Hands-On Exploration: Create Surveillance Maps of the Campus

Oct. 6

  • DUE by 4pm: Self-Portraits
  • Blog post due by Friday for sections 0102 and 0104
  • Blog responses due by the following Monday for sections 0101 and 0103

Week 7 — Mobile Media and the Transformation of Space

Oct. 13

  • Michael Bull, “To Each Their Own Bubble: Mobile Spaces of Sound in the City,” in MediaSpace, ed. Nick Couldry and Anna McCarthy (2003)

Week 8 — Hands-On Exploration: Flash Mob

Oct. 20

  • Blog post due by Friday for sections 0101 and 0103
  • Blog responses due by the following Monday for sections 0102 and 0104

Week 9 — Materiality in a Wireless World

Oct. 27

Week 10 — Planned Obsolescence and E-Waste

Nov. 3

Week 11 — Hands-On Exploration: The Art of Repair

Nov. 10

  • Blog post due by Friday for sections 0102 and 0104
  • Blog responses due by the following Monday for sections 0101 and 0103

Week 12 — The Digital Divide

Nov. 17

Week 13 — Hands-On Exploration: Digital Divide Assessment

Nov. 24

  • Thanksgiving Break: No Sections This Week

Week 14 — Creativity in the Digital Age and Acts of Creative Misuse

Dec. 1

  • Watch John Maeda: How art, technology and design inform creative leaders http://www.ted.com/talks/john_maeda_how_art_technology_and_design_inform_creative_leaders
  • Jason Farman, “Creative Misuse as Resistance” in Surveillance & Society.

Week 15 — Hand-On Exploration: Code Dance

Dec. 8

  • Code Dance (4-5:15pm) and End of Year Celebration (5:15-6:30).

Week 16 — Finals Week

  • Wednesday, December 16: Self-evaluation paper due by 11:59pm. Upload to Canvas.
    No final exam!
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