inf115

January 2017

Themes for the season / Fake News & Alt-Facts
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Reclaiming the Web

avantaggiato at sagrado punto edu

@avunque        http://skateofweb.com

  1. Intro / First readings
  2. Blog Prep / Motherboard syndication /
  1. Prep of list of influential people in new media
  2. A Domain of My Own?
  1. Blogging 102
  1. WP /  Functionalities / Options
  2. Themes; Plugins
  3. Syndication / RSS
  4. RSS Aggregation/readers
  5. Citizen Journalism
  1. Discussion 1 / Readings C.1 & C.2
    Discussion 2 / Silos; Facebook; freedom (of expression etc.)
    Discussion 3 / "Open" → Answer to What Question?
    Discussion 4 /
    Reclaiming Conversation
    [Proposed reading of chapters from the book AND from "xxxxx": each couple one chapter. Each produces posts, video interviews, [one 5-page essay?], one final mini-class lecture.
    [NOTE: Item 3 may be segmented in different time frames]
  2. Media
  1. Una foto cada día 2017
  2. Animated GIFs challenge(s)
  3. Imaging design → Movie posters remixpretation
  4. Radio & Podcasting: Goal → Setup a periodic podcast, live broadcast on ds106radio
  5. Video: Goal → Produce something on the lines of "Visions of students today"
  1. Curation
  1. Lists / diigo+delicious (social bookmarking)
  2. Curate through blogging / tumbling / paper.li / etc.
  3. Social publishing with Known / The withKnown platform

Our Reading List

  1. Personal Cyber Infrastructure (Gardner Campbell) http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/personal-cyberinfrastructure 
  2. Highlights of Doug Engelbart’s Mother of all demos http://dougengelbart.org/events/1968-demo-highlights.html
  3. History of the Web http://webfoundation.org/about/vision/history-of-the-web/
  4. "25 Things You Might not Know About the Web on its 25th Birthday" John Naughton http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/mar/09/25-years-web-tim-berners-lee 
  5. The Web We Ought to Give to Students (Audrey Watters) https://medium.com/bright/the-web-we-need-to-give-students-311d97713713#.663li2o0q 
  6. The Garden and the Stream: A Technopastoral (Mike Caulfield) http://hapgood.us/2015/10/17/the-garden-and-the-stream-a-technopastoral/ 
  7. The Web We Have to Save. The rich, diverse, free web that I loved — and spent years in an Iranian jail for — is dying. Why is nobody stopping it? https://medium.com/matter/the-web-we-have-to-save-2eb1fe15a426#.7h63q8qze  Or as followup alt, his later article in the Guardian “Iran's blogfather: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are killing the web” http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/dec/29/irans-blogfather-facebook-instagram-and-twitter-are-killing-the-web 
  8. Anywhere But Medium (Dave Winer) http://scripting.com/liveblog/users/davewiner/2016/01/20/0900.html
  9. Take sides - is Google Making us stupid http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/07/is-google-making-us-stupid/306868/ or is the internet making us smarter? http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704025304575284973472694334.html 

Videos

Reclaiming Conversation Theme
In favor:

  1. Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, Sherry Turkle, Penguin Press 2015. http://www.amazon.com/Reclaiming-Conversation-Power-Talk-Digital/dp/1594205558
  2. The flight from conversation. Lauren Cassani Davis, The Atlantic (7 Oct. 2015). http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/10/reclaiming-conversation-sherry-turkle/409273/

Contrarian

  1. Fear of Screens, Nathan Jurgenson, The New Inquiry (Jan 25, 2016). http://thenewinquiry.com/essays/fear-of-screens/

Similar / Related Courses (worth plundering from

  1. Digital Studies 101 “A Course on the Web About the web [/]” (Jesse Strommel, UMW) https://dgst101.com/ 
  2. How the Web Works - a class at Austin College http://howthewebworks.acdigitalpedagogy.org/ 
  3. Thoughtvectors in Concept Space (VCU, Gardner Campbell) http://thoughtvectors.net/ 

Tools to explore

Shared Web Annotation

I suggest we use http://hypothes.is to annotate our web-based readings; this is a way we can see each other’s notes and have discussions in a meta layer of a web page.  Each annotation has a reference URL https://hypothes.is/a/AVKAzeiLvTW_3w8Lyih6

If we tag our readings, e.g. #inf115 we get a record of all notes https://hypothes.is/stream?q=tag:%27inf115%27 (maybe we add another tag for topics?) and each person has a record of their activity https://hypothes.is/stream?q=user:acct:cogdog@hypothes.is 

Micropub?

https://wordpress.org/plugins/micropub/

Owning one's own data?

https://aaronparecki.com/articles/2015/01/04/1/owning-my-data-in-2014

Daily posts challenges?

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/

svbtle.com (blogging)

Medium / Ghost /

Piazza / Discourse / discussions

impress.js

Milq.com curation

https://milq.com/bead/nytimes-nyt-book-review

Twitter Lists: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/using-twitter-lists/39353

Storytelling with Odissey.js: http://cartodb.github.io/odyssey.js/

Questions / Issues

  1. Free content development OR a track assigned to each??
  2. Content-wise: Issue challenges each given period?
  3. Resuming: Each students /  Each lesson? Or, as it has been done in past, in turns?

Wishlist

Invite lecturers/collaborators for some parts of course (besides Alan & me)

        Dan Ausbury

Iliana Ballester

Jim Groom