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Comparative Revolutions 4                         hebcal   

Class

Date

Day

Lecture Topic

1

8/29

Mon

Introduction 1

 
2
8/31 Wed  Introduction 2

Reading:   Le Guin, Ursala (1975) "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas."  In: The Wind's Twelve Quarters: Short Stories. New York : Harper & Row.

In the News:  Cellphones Could Help Doctors Stay Ahead of An Epidemic

On Campus: Learn more about blogging

DiscussionLevels of Intellectual Engagement

Assignments Due:  WebLog1  and  WebLog2

ResourcesUrsala Le Guin

 

3

9/2

Fri

Introduction 3

Class meets in the main Dolan Auditorium

ReadingMiller, D.  (1999) "The Scope of Social Justice."  In:  Principles of social justice. Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press.

Lecture:  Dr. Hahn lectures on Social Justice

Resources: Dr. Dwight Hahn's Power Point lecture notes: "Perspectives on Social Justice"  2 September 2011

 

Monday, September 5 Labor Day; no classes; university offices closed

4

9/7

Wed

Introduction 4

Questions :  We have time for a few.

ReadingMiller, D.  (1999) "The Scope of Social Justice."  In:  Principles of social justice. Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press.

AttendanceEvaluation_Integrity

DiscussionSocial Justice

Administrivia: GradeBook  

Assignment Due:  WebLog3

 

5

9/9

Fri

Crisis Mapping

Class meets in the Dolan Auditorium

 ReadingTBA 

Guest Lecture:  Dr. Zemke will lecture on Crisis Mapping   

 

6

9/12

Mon

Digital Storytelling & Tools 1

Class meets in the Dolan Auditorium

ReadingMultimedia Storytelling : The Transition to Digital Journalism

LectureDr. Shutkin's lecture presentation: "An Introduction to Digital Storytelling"  12 September 2011

Resources: Digital Storytelling 

 

7

9/14

Wed

Digital Storytelling & Tools 2 / Social Justice

Resources: Digital Storytelling 

Discussion:

single most important social justice issue

More thoughts about Miller's "Scope of Social Justice."

 

Workshop:  With AudioPal anyone with a Website, Blog, or social Network page can post dynamic audio quick and easy.

 

8

9/16

Fri

Digital Storytelling & Tools 3 / Social Justice

Reading: Where Race Lives

Assignment Due:  WebLog4

Workshop: How does Blogger Mobile work?: How to post text, pictures or video to your blogger site.

Discussion:  

Federal Estate Tax Calculator: 2001-2012

The "Dramatic" Reduction in the Progressivity of Federal Taxes

 

9

9/19

Mon

Digital Divide 1

Class meets in the main Dolan Auditorium

 Reading:

Mark Warschauer, “Reconceptualizing the Digital Divide” First Monday, Volume 7, Number 7 - 1 July 2002

 

Howard Besser,  “The Next Digital Divides” ,Teaching to Change LA 1:2, Spring 2001

 

10

9/21

Wed

Digital Divide 2: Reconceptualizing the Digital Divide

Reading:

Discussion:  

Warschauer, Reconceptualizing the Digital Divide

Assignment Due:  WebLog5

11

9/23

Fri

Digital Divide 3:  Diversity and Social Justice in Broadband

Viewing:

State of Social Justice in Broadband 2011, (through minute 16:10) by David Honig, President of Minority, Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC).

 

1.  Does online content meet the needs of diverse communities?

 

2. Does mobile broadband resolve access problems?

Mobile emulators, download and install (Install this emulator and then to contrast web sites in standard browser versus mobile phone emulator views).

 

Discussion: patterns of use through mobile internet vs. desktop internet.

 

Class exercise: Free blogging for 5-10 minutes addressing what you understand to be the crucial  "21st century literacy skills."

 

12

9/26

Mon

Digital Divide 4: 21st Century Literacy and Participatory Culture


Announcement:

  • Service Learning  
  • Office hours in my media lab (OC211) tonight at 8:40PM and Wednesday at 5:30PM.  I am also available in my office (AD304) today from 2PM and Wednesday after our class.
  • Next Monday in Dolan Auditorium!

Readings:

Resources:

Viewing: The New Media Literacies 

Mini Lecture: Literacy and Participatory Culture

Assignment Due: BlogPost6

 

13 9/28 Wed Digital Divide 5: How diverse is facebook?

Digital Divide 5: How diverse is facebook? 

Announcements:

Reading:

( Section  5.3, pages 196 – 211).

(Response to Facebook Data Team diversity posting).

Viewing: "The Not-So-Hidden Politics of Class Online” presentation by Danah Boyd at Personal Democracy Forum, 2009. 

 

Summary of presentation (Text)

Discussion: Communities of Practice, Social Networks and Diversity

 

For Further Reading:

14

9/30

Fri

 

For those observing Rosh Hashanah, have a sweet and healthy new year: 5772

Others can choose to use this day for reflection and writing.

Assignment Due:  DS Initial Proposal

 

15

10/3

Mon

Grassroots Online Activism (China) 1

 Class meets in the main Dolan Auditorium

Reading:

 

Lecture Topic: A Kaleidoscopic view of China and its online activism

 

16

10/5

Wed

Grassroots Online Activism (China) 2

Announcements:

  • DS Proposals
  • Yang book needs re-copied 
  • Service learning project update
  • The Great Online China Debate 
  • Early Warning Evaluations

Readings

Discussion:

Directives from the Ministry of Truth: Wenzhou High-speed Train Crash

Why online activism in China?

  • Public demand for more transparency and accountability
  • Popular contention on all imaginable issues
  • Physical resources
  • Online activism as counter- and identity movement

 

17

10/7

Fri

Grassroots Online Activism (China) 3

Readings:

Demonstration:

Discussion:  Characteristics of online activism in China

  1. Reading Notes
  2. Weibo: The Chinese Twitter that dwarfs Twitter | Technology ...
  3. China Readies New Microblogging Measures The Chinese government looks set to roll out a series of recently-passed regulations targeting microblogs such as Weibo  
  4. Netizens Respond: Is There Any Way to Get on Facebook from China? The following tweet was posted by a user named “American Mike” on Weibo.com, a Chinese microblogging site, on September 24, 2011

18

10/10

Mon

Grassroots Online Activism (China) 4
Announcements: Reading: Additional Reading:                 Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2006 11:41 AM
Viewing: (Some discretion advised) Discussion: Power and online activism in China
  • State power channels online activism into certain types of issues
  • Censor and resistance (Hide and seek)

 

19

10/12

Wed

Grassroots Online Activism (China) 5

Announcements:

Reading:

Additional Reading: 

Viewing:

 Discussion:  Influence of online activism in China

  • Individual cases
  • Institutional changes
  • Other
Friday October 14th Fall Break No Class

20

10/17

Mon

Grassroots Online Activism (China) 6

Debate : Preparation for the debate continues.

Assignment Due: BlogPost7&8

 

21

10/19

Wed

Emergent Behavior 1

Class meets in the main Dolan Auditorium

Lecture / Demonstration: All sections participate in human swarm

  • Large, everyone
  • Small, demonstrative

Birthday Paradox (demonstration)
Fundamentals of Swarms & Emergence
Self-interested individuals
Communication between individuals
Larger scale behavioral results
Crowds vs. Swarms

22

10/21

Fri

Grassroots Online Activism (China) 7

Debate

23

10/24

Mon

  Emergent Behavior 2

Class meets in the main Dolan Auditorium

Reading“Construction of a Superorganism”

Assignment Due:BlogPost 9

Lecture:

1. Natural Swarms and Emergence

  • Examples of natural emergence: Ants, Bees, Fish, Birds, etc.
  • Bad swarm behavior (deathmills)

2. Human Swarm Activities:

  • Parimutual wagering
  • Markets (stock, real estate, etc.)
  • Fads, Trends
  • Social Computing

24

10/26

Wed

Emergent Behavior 3

Reading:  “Swarm Smarts” 

Announcement: Service Learning

Discussion Part1: 

 

Workshop: Twitter, if not now, when?

 

Discussion Part2:

 

Assignment Due: BlogPost10

 

25

10/28

Fri

Emergent Behavior 4

 

Assignment Due:  DS Annotated Bibliography
 

 

Discussion:  Based on the annotation assignment, prepare a five minute discussion of your favorite reference.

 

26

10/31

Mon

Emergent Behavior 5

Assignment Due: BlogPost11: Building an Ant Bridge using Twitter Emergent Learning

 

Workshop: More Ant Building now with food. 

 

27

11/2

Wed

Emergent Behavior 6  Is Emergence Necessary for Social Media Tools to Effectively Address Injustice?

 

Discussion: 

Is Emergence Necessary for Social Media Tools to Effectively Address Injustice?

Dr. Palmer's Swarm Powerpoint

Swarm Starlings video

Mini lecture: 

Reading: “It Takes a Villiage to Find a Phone” (HCE)

  1. http://crisismappers.net
  2. http://www.gamesforchange.org

 

28

11/4

Fri

Guest Speaker – Joyce Murton

Class meets in the Jardine Room

Guest Speaker – Joyce Murton

 

29         11/7    Mon                                        Comparative Revolutions 1

Class meets in the main Dolan Auditorium

lecture: The Arab spring and the cases from Iran: 1953, 1979, and 2009. Did social media bring about regime change?

Readings:

 

30

11/9

Wed

Comparative Revolutions 2

Introduction:

 A Comic Rendition:  Comparative Revolutions and Social Media 

 The Web 2.0 comic tool Pixton

Sign ups are now.

31

11/11

Fri

Comparative Revolutions 3

Announcements:

1. Annotated Bibliographies

2.  A Comic Rendition:  Comparative Revolutions and Social Media, Part one

Discussion: Image Text Relations

Readings: 

Chapter One in Nepstad. What are the conditions for revolution? (Where might digital social media fit here?)

 

Malcom Gladwell on social media and social change

Article in the New Yorker offers a summary explanation of sociological theory (Doug McAdam) on key factor in organizing demonstrations for serious social or political change--need for "strong-tie."  Gladwell's article begins with the example of the lunch-counter demonstration in 1960 Greensboro, North Carolina protesting segregation. What made that demonstration grow? Concludes that social media is a useful tool for making the status quo more efficient.

 

32

11/14

Mon

Comparative Revolutions 4

Announcement:  I am developing my lecture on E-Waste.  My intention is to include you,  FYS students, in some role during my lecture. I'm thinking of organizing some kind of small group discussion, etc., during the lecture and preparing you to be discussion leaders.  However, I am open to your ideas / suggestions.  DS 

 

Reminder:

Be sure to include a bibliography with your comic strips.  Also, can you verify the accuracy or defend the perspective you are taking in your comic strips? 

 

Readings: 

1. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Remarks on Internet Freedom

Washington, DC, January 21, 2010.

 

2.  Review from London Review of Books   

This is a review essay by James Harkin in the London Review of Books critical of the actual utility of social media for political mobilization. This review was published in December 2010, just before the Arab Spring. It refers to use, or bungled attempts to promote, social media by the U.S. Government as tool of statecraft. The primary case here is the summer 2009 mobilization in Iran sparked by the June 2009 presidential election and apparent fraud.

 

33

11/16

Wed

Comparative Revolutions 5

Assignment Due:  A Comic Rendition:  Comparative Revolutions and Social Media, Part one 

 

Readings

NY Times piece critical of "Facebook Revolutions"  This March 2011 piece by Simon Montefiore in the New York Times argues the point that “Facebook Revolutions” are mobilizations without organization. The actual accomplishment of regime transformation requires more.

 

 The First Twitter Revolution?

Not so fast. The Internet can take some credit for toppling Tunisia's government, but not all of it. BY ETHAN ZUCKERMAN | Foreign Policy | JANUARY 14, 2011

 

34

11/18

Fri

Comparative Revolutions 6

Discussion:

 

Reading: 

Morozov, E. (2011) The net delusion : the dark side of Internet freedom. New York, NY : Public Affairs.  Introduction, Ch. 1: The Google doctrine.

 

 

35

11/21

Mon

Comparative Revolutions 7

Assignment Due: A Comic Rendition:  Comparative Revolutions and Social Media part two 

 

36

11/22

Digital Storytelling or Crisis Mapping

 

Two options:

1. Open workshop on Digital Storytelling in our classroom

OR

2. Class meets with Dr, Plamer the main Dolan Auditorium for a Crisis Mapping lecture and demonstration/workshop

37

Target Text

M

11/28

E-waste 1

Class meets in the main Dolan Auditorium

Lecture: eWaste, or the Mysterious Relationship of Humanity to Garbage

Reading:

Grossman, E. (2006) High Tech Trash: Digial Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health. Chapter One: The Underside of High Tech. Washington : Island Press.
 

 

Assignment Due:  DS Storyboard

38

Target Text

W

11/30

E-waste 2

Announcement:

A few comments about Storyboards.

 

Reading(s):

 Puckett, J. (2006)  "High-Tech's Dirty Little Secret: The Economics and Ethics of the Electronic waste Trade.


Byster, L. and Smith, T. (2006)  "From Grassroots to Global: The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition's Milestones in Building a Movement for Corporate Accountability and Sustainability in the High-tech Industry." 

 

Viewing:

The Story of Electronics

 

Discussion: StoryCircle1

39

12/2

F

 

E-waste 3

Reading

 Mooallem, J. (2008, January 13) "The Afterlife of Cellphones." The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com

Viewing:  Greenpeace Spoof Apple Advertisement

 

Assignment Due: Blog What's in your computer? 

Working with your storycircle, research one of the seven common compounds or elements (will be assigned in class) mentioned in the Greenpeace spoof ad and answer these several questions:

1. Where and how is it mined?

2. What is the environmental impact of the mining? Is it regulated?  If so, by whom?

3. What are the human health concerns when used to manufacture consumer electronics?

4. What documented health impacts are associated with its demanufacturing?

 

ResourceBasel Action Network

 

Assignment Due: eWaste Action Blog

After viewing he Story of Electronics, choose one of the following three options:

1. Tell electronics companies to “MAKE ‘EM SAFE, MAKE ‘EM LAST, TAKE ‘EM BACK“.

2. Tell Congress to support HR 6252 and make it illegal to send toxic e-waste from the U.S. to developing countries.

3. Write a 250 word position on why you choose not to take action.

 

Discussion: StoryCircle2

The StoryCircles are as follows:

1. Kristen  Leena  Molly  Patrick

2. Nicholas  Katie  Mitch  Hailey 

3. Mark  Anthony  Tayler  Jeff 

4. Ryan  Alex  Kyle  Meagan  

5. Alexandra  Emily  Mario  Brianna

6. Zach  Matthew  Dominic  Brendan

 

40

12/5

M

 

E-waste 4

Reading:

Jackson, T. (2009) Prosperity without growth : economics for a finite planet.   London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan.  Chapter Six:  Confronting Structure. pp. 59-66.

 

Discussion:

Footprint Calculator

How much land area does it take to support your lifestyle? Take this quiz to find out your Ecological Footprint, discover your biggest areas of resource consumption, and learn what you can do to tread more lightly on the earth.

 

Discussion: StoryCircle3

41

12/7

W

 

E-waste 5

Reading:

Strasser, S. (1999) "Toward a History of Trashmaking." In: Waste and want : a social history of trash. New York : Metropolitan Books.

 

Discussion: StoryCircle4


42

12/9

F

Reading Day

 

Class is optional and will meet in AD 304, Dr.  Shutkin will be available  from 11:00-2:00 for consulting.

 

Final

12/14 

 

(Note:  Class meet Wednesday from 1:00-2:50)

W                 E-waste 6

 

 

Project Presentations (conclusion)

Assignment Due:  Digital Storytelling 


BlogPlace

Emergent Behavior 3

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