This schedule is subject to change.
|Week 1||In-Class Activity||Due|
|1/15||discussion of your situated knowledges||
- Read O'Reilly, Tim. "What Is Web 2.0
|Week 2||In-Class Activity||Due|
|1/20||definitions of rhetoric, why it might matter to this class.||
- Read Kinross, Robin. "The Rhetoric of Neutrality." Design Discourse: History/Theory/Criticism. Ed Victor Margolin. Chicago: UC Press, 1989. 131-143. Rpt.Revisions Reader. Eds. Lynch et al. 373-385.
-Read Foss, Sonja J. "The Nature of Rhetorical Criticism." Rhetorical Criticism: Exploration and Practice. Waveland Press. 2004.
- Read Weinberger, David. "Prologue: Information in Space" and "Chapter 1: The New Order of Order." Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder. New York: Holt Paperbacks. 2007.
|Week 3||In-Class Activity||Due|
|1/27||The System: what happens when you search?||
- Domain must be up and running, send us URL to site and blog by 8am. See handout.
- Blog 1
The System: what happens when you search?
- Blog 2
|Week 4||In-Class Activity||Due|
|2/3||A Rhetorical System: what happens when you search?||
- Blog 3 (due by 8am always and forever!)
- Learn how to ftp (if you don't know already). Use the powers of Google! (eg, search for "what is ftp" or "how do i ftp" or "what is a ftp client" etc etc)
- You will need to have a theme installed on WordPress by Thursday, but you may want to start playing w/ it sooner rather than later.
|2/5||A Rhetorical System: what happens when you search?||
- Have theme running on Wordpress, as well as the sources application and Akismet plugin. Look at your handout from Tuesday and/or read the directions in WordPress.
- Blog 4 (due by 8am always and forever!)
- By Friday 2/6 at 5pm, respond to the 3 blogs following your name on the blogroll (for eg, Candice will respond to Andrea, Marci, Ryan. Joe will respond to Jill, Jon, and Mari). SKIP Kristin, Julie, and Lauren.
|Week 5||In-Class Activity||Due|
|2/10||Databases run the web. What are they? How do they work?||
- Read Meloni, Julie. "Chapter 15: Understanding the Database Design Process." Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All-in-One, 4th ed. Indianapolis: Sams Publishing, 2008.
|2/12||Databases run the web. What are they? How do they work?||
- Blog 5
- By Friday 2/13 at 5pm, respond to the 3 blogs following your name on the blogroll (for eg, Candice will respond to Andrea, Marci, Ryan. Joe will respond to Jill, Jon, and Mari). SKIP Kristin, Julie, and Lauren.
|Week 6||In-Class Activity||Due|
|2/17||Landscape of social and collaborative networking||
- boyd, danah. (2007, May). "Social Network Sites: Public, Private, or What?" Knowledge Tree, 13.
- Blog 6
|2/19||Landscape of social and collaborative networking||
- boyd, danah.(2008). "Can Social Network Sites Enable Political Action" In Rebooting America (eds. Allison Fine, Micah Sifry, Andrew Rasiej and Josh Levy). Creative Commons. 112-116.
- Log into Facebook as Devin (passwd and login from today's class) and change some aspects of her profile. (see blog prompt for more info)
- Blog 7
- By Friday 2/19 at 5pm, respond to the 3 blogs PRECEDING your name on the blogroll. SKIP Kristin, Julie, and Lauren.
|Week 7||In-Class Activity||Due|
|2/24||Landscape of social and collaborative networking: Tagging as Social Activity||
- Weinberger, David. "Order is in the Eye of the Tagger." 23 May 2007.Wired. <http://www.wired.com/science/planetearth/news/2007/05/ miscellaneous_excerpt>.
- Read Weinberger, David. "Chapter 4: Lumps and Splits" Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder. New York: Holt Paperbacks. 2007.
|2/26||Landscape of social and collaborative networking: Tagging as Identity vs. Tagging as Classification||
- Read Weinberger, David. "Chapter 5: Laws of the Jungle" Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder. New York: Holt Paperbacks. 2007.
- Blog 8
|Week 8||In-Class Activity||Due|
|3/3||Retrieving information through public versus private networks: Who searches when, why, how and what is done w/ that information
-Battelle, John. "Chapter 4: Google is Born." The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture.
- Tancer, Bill. "Chapter 3: Prom In January ." Click: What Millions of People Are Doing Online and Why It Matters.
- By Tuesday 7am , respond to 3 blogs you haven't commented on before (see blogroll. ) BE thorough, thoughtful, and challenging.
Retrieving information through public versus private networks: Introduce Final Project
- Read Final Project assignment
|Week 9||In-Class Activity||Due|
Work Time on Final Project
Work Time on Final Project
|SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK|
|Week 10||In-Class Activity||Due|
|3/24||Copyright||- Read/Explore (this will take some time) Digirhet. "Old + Old + Old = New: A Copyright Manifesto for the Digital World." Kairos: A Journal for Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. 12.3. Summer 2008. <http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/12.3/topoi/digirhet/index.html>|
|3/26||...more on Copyright||- Blog POST 10|
|Week 11||In-Class Activity||Due|
|3/31||Questioning the Self, the System, and Society in Facebook||
- OVER THE WEEKEND (so by 3/30) comment on one post from the UMN blog. Make sure to somehow reference and LINK TO your post from 3/26.
- begin your research entry for Facebook. What we discuss in class may help you add to the entry
- explore what people have to say about Facebook. Consider, "Why Facebook is for Old Fogies," and/or "Facebook's Redesign: Time to Listen to Users," and/or "You Might Not Love the New Facebook, but Brands Should," and/or learn about the history of Facebook
|4/2||Questioning the Self, the System, and Society in Yelp||- Blog POST 11|
|Week 12||In-Class Activity||Due|
|4/7||Questioning the Self, the System, and Society in Delicious||
Reread Weinberger, David. "Chapter 4: Lumps and Splits" Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder. New York: Holt Paperbacks. 2007.
Go back to POST 8. Given the SNS you have now encountered, Delicious in particular, have your thoughts on the utility of tagging and categorizing changed in any way. Why or why not?
BE PREPARED to discuss your answer
|4/9||Questioning the Self, the System, and Society in Digg||- Blog POST 12|
|Week 13||In-Class Activity||Due|
|4/14||Questioning the Self, the System, and Society in Flickr||
- Perform the following steps:
1) Login to your domain control panel.
2) Go to phpMyAdmin, the database management program you've used before.
3) Look in the left column for your database name (_researchlog or
4) Click on that link. In the main body area you should see some tabs across the top, one of which says "Export".
5) Click on the "Export" tab.
6) In the form that you will see, make sure the table in that database is selected, the "export" radio button is selected, do not make any changes in the "options" area, check the "save as file" checkbox, then press the "go" button.
7) Your browser will attempt to download a file to your desktop (or other directory location). When it has done that, you can exit out of the program.
8) Send the resulting file to Kristin (email@example.com) and cc Julie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|4/16||Questioning the Self, the System, and Society in LastFM||
- GET CAUGHT UP! Prepare for presentations and paper. Bring any final questions to class.
- BE THERE!!!! Course evals.
|Week 14||In-Class Activity||Due|
Presentations (Laura, Nathalie, Ian, Shawn, Bryce, Henry)
Presentations (Kevin, Garrett, Marci, Ryan, Adam, Joe, Erin)
By Friday: - Blog POST 14 (responses to 5 presentations).
|Week 15||In-Class Activity||Due|
|4/28||Presentations||Presentations (Marisa, Nick W, Leif, Mari, Candice, Jon, Chris)|
Presentations (Andrea, Sean, Jill, Nick M, Jayme, Tom, Hiroko)
By Friday: Blog POST 15 (responses to 5 presentations).
FINAL PAPER DUE by Tuesday, May 5th at 1:30pm. Drop off at my office (Avery 309). I WILL NOT ACCEPT email attachments.