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WEEK ONE

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WEDNESDAY  3 September  

Introduction | Digital Media and Social Justice | Dr. Shutkin and You

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FRIDAY  5 September  Digital Media | Awareness - Surveillance - Paranoia?

Noteworthy: 

Reading:  Moglen, E. (2013). The Tangled Web We Have Woven.Communications of the ACM56(2), 20-22.

Discussion:

Resources: 

 

 

Assignment Due:  WebLog Introduction

 


WEEK TWO

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MONDAY  8 September E-Waste

 

Readings:  

 

Agenda:

 

Optional Viewing:  e-waste from greenpeace


 

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WEDNESDAY 10 September  Digital Diversity - Internet Access is Not a Human Right

 

Reading: Internet Access Is Not a Human RightBy VINTON G. CERF | The New York Times | January 4, 2012

Noteworthy: WebLog Assignment due on Friday 

Resource:  

Discussion Two

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FRIDAY  12 September  Social Action Project Preview

 

Noteworthy: I have a link to your WebLog so there is no need to send me an email! (But if you did, thanks).

Readings:  

 

ResourceSocial Action Project 

Discussion Three

Assignment Due: WebLog2 

 


WEEK THREE

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MONDAY 15 September  Social Justice

 

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

 

Discussion Four

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WEDNESDAY 17 September Gender Studies and the Internet (Digital Diversity)

 

Please bring your Phone with you to class based on your reading from .....

 

Reading (PodCast):  Smartphone Apps Help To Battle Campus Sexual Assaults

by Juana Summers, August 13, 2014.

 

Discussion Five

 

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FRIDAY 19 September On Democracy

Resource:
  1.  Toondoo: Create your own 1, 2, or 3 panel cartoons using a library of cartoons, text bubbles. Images can be uploaded and manipulated with simple tools. Created "doos" can be combined into "ToonBooks", embedded in blogs, etc. A lot of versatility.
  2.  PixtonCreate simple or complex comics using characters, scenes, objects. All objects are highly editable, and characters can be moved into almost any pose. A future feature will allow animations to be created. 
  3. Awesome Web 2.0 Tools 
  4. CogDogRoo50 Web 2.0 Ways To Tell a Story 
Discussion six
Assignment Due: WebLog3 

 

WEEK FOUR

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MONDAY 22 September  On Democracy

 Viewing:  The Newsroom, episode I: "We Just Decided To."*   |  Class meets with Dr. Palmer's Class.

Class Meets In Dolan 201-202

 

*"We Just Decided To" is the first episode of the first season of the American television seriesThe Newsroom. It first aired on June 24, 2012 in the United States on HBO. "We Just Decided To" was written by creator Aaron Sorkin and directed by Greg Mottola. 

TUESDAY, Sept 23, is National Voter Registration Day!

Go to www.nationalvoterregistrationday.org to register to vote or find out how you can join voter registration efforts near you.

Find an event near you here>>


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WEDNESDAY  24 September  On Democracy

Viewing: In the following video lesson, Paul Saltzman, an assistant editor at the Chicago Sun-Times, discusses sourcing in news reports and offers helpful guidance for evaluating a report's credibility.
Resources:  The News Literacy Project: experienced journalists discuss how to sort fact from fiction.

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FRIDAY  26 September No Classes, Rosh HaShanah

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On Democracy

 

Reading: Dahlberg, L. (2011). Re-constructing digital democracy: An outline of four ‘positions’.New Media & Society13(6), 855-872.

 

Discussion Two

Assignment Due: WebLog4 

 


WEEK FIVE  Electronic Waste

 

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MONDAY  29 September  Electronic Waste

Lecture:  Dr. Shutkin | eWaste, or the Mysterious Relationship of Humanity to Garbage   |  

 

MONDAY  29 September: Class Meets in Dolan 202-203

 

Assignment Due:  Comic Strip (WL4) 

 

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WEDNESDAY 1 October  Electronic Waste

 

Announce: Let's look ahead at the calendar for scary monsters.  

Reading:  "Petopia" by Benjamin Crowell. Originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction, June 2010.  

Discussion:

 

Discussion Three

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FRIDAY 3 October  Electronic Waste

 

Noteworthy: 

 

Please Choose to prepare either the essay by Grossman and/or the PBS Frontline video on Ghana

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

Alternative viewing:  Ghana: Digital Dumping Ground  

 

Discussion Four

 

Viewing:  Greenpeace Spoof Apple Advertisement 

In class discussion activity: What's in your computer?   

Form seven (7) teams and research one of the seven common compounds or elements (will be assigned in class) mentioned in the Greenpeace spoof ad and answer the questions below.  Prepare to present your findings before the end of the class period:

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?

5. What purpose does this compound serve in digital electronics?

 

ResourceBasel Action Network 

Assignment Due: WebLog5 


WEEK SIX

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MONDAY 6 October  Electronic Waste

 

Reading:  1 Million Workers. 90 Million iPhones. 17 Suicides. Who’s to Blame?By Joel Johnson | February 28, 2011 | Wired March 2011

Discussion: 

 

Viewing:  Design for the Dump: The Story of Electronics

 

Video Game: Phone Story is an educational game about the dark side of your favorite smart phone. Follow your phone's journey around the world and fight the market forces in a spiral of planned obsolescence.

 

(If you have a Droid phone, you can download the app right now)!

(Please play this video game over the weekend and prepare to discuss the experience in class today).

 

Discussion Five

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WEDNESDAY 8 October  Electronic Waste

 

Discussion: Social Action Project

 

Reading:  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."  In: Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

 

Resources (From the SAP assignment pageProject Form

 

 Your project can vary tremendously in form depending on your interests and where and with whom you want to engage.  Some possibilities (suggestive not exhaustive) are not limited to:

 

  1. Creating a Teach-in,
  2. Producing guerrilla art,
  3. Culture jamming,
  4. Staging street theater, or readers theater,
  5. Choreograph a Flash Mob,
  6. Engaging in civil disobedience,
  7. Bringing a speaker to campus,
  8. Starting a new student organization,
  9. Organizing a public debate,
  10. Producing a documentary film,
  11. Canvassing the community door to door,
  12. Organizing a field trip,
  13. Organizing a peaceful demonstration,
  14. Attending and documenting a political rally.

 

Discussion Six

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FRIDAY 10 October  Electronic Waste

 

 Discussion: Social Action Project

 Reading:  Hamilton, C. (2010). Consumerism, self-creation and prospects for a new ecological consciousness.Journal of Cleaner Production18(6), 571-575.

 

Discussion One

 

Assignment Due: SAP Introduction (this will count for weblog6)


WEEK SEVEN

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MONDAY 13 October  Digital Diversity 

 

Readings:

Discussion:   

Noteworthy: Social Action Project

 

Discussion Two

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WEDNESDAY 15 October Social Action Project 

 

Discussion: Social Action Project  (Speed SAPs) 

 

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FRIDAY 17 October NO CLASS FALL BREAK 

Assignment Due: WebLog7 

 


WEEK EIGHT Digital Storytelling & Digital Diversity

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MONDAY 20 October Digital Storytelling

 

 Introduction: Digital Story Assignment  

 Lecture"An Introduction to Digital Storytelling"  20 October 2014

  

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WEDNESDAY 22 October  Digital Diversity 

 

ReadingBailey, J., Steeves, V., Burkell, J., & Regan, P. (2013). Negotiating With Gender Stereotypes on Social Networking Sites: From “Bicycle Face” to Facebook. Journal of Communication Inquiry37(2), 91-112.

 

Discussion: Gender Stereotypes 

Discussion Three

 

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FRIDAY 24 October  Digital Diversity 

 

ReadingTurkle, S. (2011) "Identity Crisis." In: Mark Bauerlein (ed.) The Digital Divide. New York : Penguin. pp. 99-111.

 

Discussion: Identity Crisis 

 Discussion Four

 

Workshop

 

Assignment Due: WebLog8 (Towards your SAP Problem Statement and Literature Review)


WEEK NINE

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MONDAY 27 October Digital Diversity

 

Noteworthy: SAP Group Problem Statement and Literature Review? 

Reading:  Merritt Kopas (2013) What are Games Good For? : Videogame Creation as Social, Artistic and Investigative Practice.  

Resource: Visit Merritt Kopas' website or go directly to her games page to play 

Discussion and Workshop 

 

Discussion Five :

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WEDNESDAY 29 October  Digital Diversity

 

Discussion and Workshop

 

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FRIDAY 31 October  Digital Diversity

 

Reading: Foss,S., Domenico,M., & Foss,K. (2013). Chapter 5: Best Sellers: Gender Stories in Popular Culture. Gender stories : negotiating identity in a binary world. Long Grove, Ill. : Waveland Press. pp. 105-138.

 

DefinitionBinary Opposition / Recuperation

 

Viewing:  

 Taylor Swift -- Love Story

Sex Object BS with Laci Green

 

Workshop: Audio & Video Tools and Strategies

Audio Tools

Video editing

Video+

 


WEEK TEN  Digital Diversity

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MONDAY 3 November  Digital Diversity

 

Discussion and Workshop:  Sharing SAP Problem Statements 

Assignment Due: WebLog9 / SAP Problem Statement and Literature Review

 

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WEDNESDAY 5 November  Digital Diversity Class Meets in Dolan 202-203

Viewing:  The codes of gender identity & performance in pop culture. Northampton, MA : Media Education Foundation, 2009. written & directed by Sut Jhally. 

NoteWorthy:

  1. SAP Assessment 
  2. Codes of Gender In class collaborative project 
 

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FRIDAY 7 November  Digital Diversity

Workshop The Codes of Gender 

 

Assignments Due:

 


WEEK ELEVEN  Digital Diversity
 

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MONDAY 10 November  Digital Diversity

Workshop:  The Codes of Gender

 

Assignments Due: DS proposal

 See below for date changes! 

 

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WEDNESDAY 12 November  Digital Diversity

Workshop:  The Codes of Gender

 

Assignment Due: WebLog11 : The Codes of Gender (Final Blog Post, double blog credit).

 

Class Meets in Dolan 202-203

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FRIDAY 14 November  Digital Diversity

 

Discussion: Digital Story Final Projects 

Workshop:  Social Action Project

 

Noteworthy:

1. SAP Individual contributions

2. DS Annotated bibliography

3. DS Multimedia workshops

4. Surveillance

 


WEEK TWELVE

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MONDAY 17 November

Discussion:

  1.Come prepared to discuss your Digital Story annotations

 2. The Codes of Gender

Workshop: A few more Apps and making a storyboard

 1. Storify

 2. Cool Tools for Schools 

 3. PowToon

 4. Photo Peach

 

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WEDNESDAY 19 November

Announce:
  1. Surveillance debate -- more to follow
  2. Surveillance game -- Next Monday
  3. DS StoryBoard --  2 December
Discussion Six
Reading:
  1. The Guardian presents: The NSA Files  Please read all the material under the heading “The Essential Guide” – expand numbers 1 through 5 (Background, The Story in a Nutshell, The Programs, The Issues, The Story of the Leak).
  2.  NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things' 09 Jun 2013.  The Guardian.
Viewing:

 

Discussion:

  1. Making a StoryBoard
  2. A Guide to your MetaData 
  3. Surveillance Dragnet, Just the facts:
  • Players / Organizations,
  • Terms/Issues/Policies,
  • Dates, and
  • Actions 

 

  

                       StoryBoard Screen Shot

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FRIDAY 21 November  

Assignments Due: DS proposal  

 

Readings: 

  1. Multimedia Storytelling  (Includes discussion of storyboarding).
  2.  Maass, P. The New York Times Magazine. How Laura Poitrias Helped Snowden Spill His Secrets. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2013.           

 

ViewingEdward Snowden: 'The US government will say I aided our enemies'

08 Jul 2013. The Guardian.

 

WEEK THIRTEEN

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MONDAY 24 November

 

Reading: Please explore the question of surveillance, should I be concerned?  or Conversely, Edward Snowden: Traitor or Patriot?

 

Presentations: Groups Present Highlights, Experiences, Learnings about Social Activism Projects (SAPs).  Include some visuals, especially documentation of your group work. (Not to exceed 10 minutes).

Assessments: SAP individual contributions.

Assignment Due: SAP

 

Assignment Due: Post a significant article (not from the Guardianwith a full reference to your blog based on your Snowden research.

 

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TUESDAY 25 November | Friday Classes Meet

 

Presentations: Groups Present Highlights, Experiences, Learnings about Social Activism Projects (SAPs).  Include some visuals, especially documentation of your group work. (Not to exceed 10 minutes).

Assessments: SAP individual contributions.

Assignment Due: SAP

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WEDNESDAY  26 November Thanksgiving No Class

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FRIDAY 28 November Thanksgiving No Class

 


WEEK FOURTEEN
 

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MONDAY 1 December

 

Reading: Greenwald, G. (2014) chapter 4: "The Harm of Surveillance." No Place to Hide. New York : Metropolitan Books. pp. 170-209.

Debate Preparation

 

Assignment Due: DS Annotated bibliography 

 

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WEDNESDAY 3 December

Debate PreparationExplore the question of surveillance, should I be concerned?

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FRIDAY 5 December

Debate: Explore the question of surveillance, should I be concerned?

 


WEEK FIFTEEN Digital Story Final Production (Required Conference with Dr. Shutkin)

Assignment Due: Bring your DS StoryBoard to the conference

Sign-up here.

 

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MONDAY 8 December

conferences

12:00

12:20

12:40

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WEDNESDAY 10 December

conferences

12:00

12:20

12:40

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FRIDAY 12 December

conferences

12:00

12:20

12:40

 


WEEK SIXTEEN
 

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MONDAY 15  December

No Class

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WEDNESDAY  17  December  Final Exam,  Class meets 1-2:50PM 

Digital Story Gallery

Assignment Due: Digital Story 

Final Exam Period 1:00-2:50

 


 

 

 

 






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