Week 15 (April 17&19)

Request a free trial of Agisoft Photoscan Professional (for working on your 3D model at home): http://www.agisoft.com/downloads/request-trial/ 

Request an educational license for Autodesk Remake (similar to Photoscan, for working on your 3D model at home): http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/remake

Instructions on how to export your Photoscan project as an OBJ are here, in the section "Export model: File menu" (scroll down): http://paulbourke.net/miscellaneous/photoscantutorial/.

You can create a free account and upload your OBJ .zip file here to make it viewable online and accessible to embed in your Omeka exhibit: https://sketchfab.com/.

Due:

  1. For Monday, remaining five presenters come to class prepared for your MMOA presentation
  2. We will have Revolution Doughnuts in class Monday, so attend and support your peers who are presenting
  3. MMOA -- Omeka Exhibit comprising revised essay, revised timeline, and final 3D model due April 30th at 11:59 pm (250-500 points) -- ***Note extended deadline for submitting final exhibit***

What are we doing in class?

*MMOA presentations

Looking ahead:

Multimodal Object Analysis Due Dates and Info

Week 15 (April 17&19)

A note about the course readings: I've shared via email a link to the Google Drive readings folder where these can be found. If you can't find the readings, email me at least 24 hours in advance of class, and I can re-send you the link to the readings folder on Drive. Please, do not show up to class not having read, to tell me you couldn't find the readings.

Request a free trial of Agisoft Photoscan Professional (for working on your 3D model at home): http://www.agisoft.com/downloads/request-trial/ 

Request an educational license for Autodesk Remake (similar to Photoscan, for working on your 3D model at home): http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/remake

Due:

  1. Class prep, 50 points:
  1. Read for Monday:
  1. For Wednesday, come to class prepared for your MMOA presentation
  2. Earn up to 100 participation points: Complete a write on location assignment -- http://materialwordss17.rswsandbox.net/uncategorized/write-on-location-assignment-100-points/ 

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Complete the write on location assignment
  2. Read and comment on peers' Blog 10 posts
  3. Revise a blog post, or complete an extra blog post
  4. Review this tutorial about using Agisoft Photoscan, work on your model, and submit a reflection about what you did (+20)
  5. Come in for office hours or make an appointment (+20)
  6. Remember, if you want points, submit it via the form

 

What are we doing in class?

*Discuss reading

*MMOA presentations

Looking ahead:

Multimodal Object Analysis Due Dates and Info

Week 14 (April 10 & 12)

A note about the course readings: I've shared via email a link to the Google Drive readings folder where these can be found. If you can't find the readings, email me at least 24 hours in advance of class, and I can re-send you the link to the readings folder on Drive. Please, do not show up to class not having read, to tell me you couldn't find the readings.

Request a free trial of Agisoft Photoscan Professional (for working on your 3D model at home): http://www.agisoft.com/downloads/request-trial/ 

Request an educational license for Autodesk Remake (similar to Photoscan, for working on your 3D model at home): http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/remake

Due:

  1. Class prep, 50 points:
  1. Re-read for Monday:
  1. Complete MMOA draft due Wednesday, April 12 by 11:59 pm (NB this draft is worth up to 750 points, 50% of the total points available for this project, and incomplete drafts will not receive any points)
  2. Earn up to 100 participation points: Complete a write on location assignment -- http://materialwordss17.rswsandbox.net/uncategorized/write-on-location-assignment-100-points/ 

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Complete the write on location assignment
  2. Read and comment on peers' Blog 10 posts
  3. Revise a blog post, or complete an extra blog post
  4. Review this tutorial about using Agisoft Photoscan, work on your model, and submit a reflection about what you did (+20)
  5. Come in for office hours or make an appointment (+20)
  6. Remember, if you want points, submit it via the form

 

What are we doing in class?

*MMOA and Omeka

*Discuss reading

Looking ahead:

Multimodal Object Analysis Due Dates and Info

Week 13 (April 3 & 5)

Link to class notes on "Lucubrations on a Lava Lamp" reading: http://bit.ly/2nP6umQ 

A note about the course readings: I've shared via email a link to the Google Drive readings folder where these can be found. If you can't find the readings, email me at least 24 hours in advance of class, and I can re-send you the link to the readings folder on Drive. Please, do not show up to class not having read, to tell me you couldn't find the readings.

Request a free trial of Agisoft Photoscan Professional (for working on your 3D model at home): http://www.agisoft.com/downloads/request-trial/ 

Request an educational license for Autodesk Remake (similar to Photoscan, for working on your 3D model at home): http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/remake

Due:

  1. Class prep, 50 points:
  1. Read and for Monday:
  1. Earn up to 100 participation points: Complete a write on location assignment -- http://materialwordss17.rswsandbox.net/uncategorized/write-on-location-assignment-100-points/ 

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Complete the write on location assignment
  2. Read and comment on peers' Blog 10 posts
  3. Revise a blog post, or complete an extra blog post
  4. Review this tutorial about using Agisoft Photoscan, work on your model, and submit a reflection about what you did (+20)
  5. Come in for office hours or make an appointment (+20)
  6. Remember, if you want points, submit it via the form

 

What are we doing in class?

*MMOA and Omeka

*Discuss readings

Looking ahead:

Multimodal Object Analysis Due Dates and Info

Week 12 (March 27 & 29)

A note about the course readings: I've shared via email a link to the Google Drive readings folder where these can be found. If you can't find the readings, email me at least 24 hours in advance of class, and I can re-send you the link to the readings folder on Drive. Please, do not show up to class not having read, to tell me you couldn't find the readings.

Request a free trial of Agisoft Photoscan Professional (for working on your 3D model at home): http://www.agisoft.com/downloads/request-trial/ 

Request an educational license for Autodesk Remake (similar to Photoscan, for working on your 3D model at home): http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/remake

Due:

  1. Class prep, 50 points:
  1. Read and re-read for Monday:
  1. Interactive Timeline due by 11:59 pm on March 27th
  2. Read for Wednesday:
  1. Blog Post 10: What is exposition?, Group 2, 11:59 pm on March 31st

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Read and comment on peers' Blog 9 posts
  2. Revise a blog post, or complete an extra blog post
  3. Review this tutorial about using Agisoft Photoscan, work on your model, and submit a reflection about what you did (+20)
  4. Come in for office hours or make an appointment (+20)
  5. Remember, if you want points, submit it via the form

 

What are we doing in class?

*MMOA and Omeka

*Discuss readings

Looking ahead:

Multimodal Object Analysis Due Dates and Info

Week 11 (March 20 & 22)

A note about the course readings: I've shared via email a link to the Google Drive readings folder where these can be found. If you can't find the readings, email me at least 24 hours in advance of class, and I can re-send you the link to the readings folder on Drive. Please, do not show up to class not having read, to tell me you couldn't find the readings.

Request a free trial of Agisoft Photoscan Professional (for working on your 3D model at home): http://www.agisoft.com/downloads/request-trial/ 

Request an educational license for Autodesk Remake (similar to Photoscan, for working on your 3D model at home): http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/remake

Due:

  1. Class prep, 50 points:
  1. Re-read for Monday:
  1. Blog Post 9: Wanting Things, Group 1, posted to your blog and link submitted via the form by 11:59 pm on March 24

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Read and comment on peers' Blog 8 posts
  2. Complete a Lynda tutorial about using Wordpress and write up a reflection about what you learned (+20-50)
  3. Review this tutorial about using Agisoft Photoscan, work on your model, and submit a reflection about what you did (+20)
  4. Come in for office hours or make an appointment (+20)
  5. Remember, if you want points, submit it via the form

 

What are we doing in class?

*Metadata and Omeka

*Creating a digital archive

*Timeline workshop

Looking ahead:

 

Read for Week 12

Due Week 12

Multimodal Object Analysis Due Dates and Info

Week 9 (March 6 & 8)

*****MEET IN LIBRARY ARCHIVES (8th FLOOR OF LIBRARY SOUTH) ON MONDAY*****

A note about the course readings: I've shared via email a link to the Google Drive readings folder where these can be found. If you can't find the readings, email me at least 24 hours in advance of class, and I can re-send you the link to the readings folder on Drive. Please, do not show up to class not having read, to tell me you couldn't find the readings.

Request a free trial of Agisoft Photoscan Professional (for working on your 3D model at home): http://www.agisoft.com/downloads/request-trial/ 

Request an educational license for Autodesk Remake (similar to Photoscan, for working on your 3D model at home): http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/remake

Due:

  1. Class prep, 50 points:

Make sure you submit links to your work using the form.

  1. Read for Monday:
  1. Blog Post 8: Telling History, Group 2, posted to your blog and link submitted via the form by 11:59 pm on March 10

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Read and comment on peers' Blog 6 posts
  2. Complete a Lynda tutorial about using Wordpress and write up a reflection about what you learned (+20-50)
  3. Review this tutorial about using Agisoft Photoscan, work on your model, and submit a reflection about what you did (+20)
  4. Come in for office hours or make an appointment (+20)
  5. Remember, if you want points, submit it via the form

 

What are we doing in class?

*What is an archive?

*How do we use archives in research?

*Object Analysis

Looking ahead:

Week 10: Spring Break

 

Read for Week 11

Due Week 11

Week 8 (February 27 & March 1)

A note about the course readings: I've shared via email a link to the Google Drive readings folder where these can be found. If you can't find the readings, email me at least 24 hours in advance of class, and I can re-send you the link to the readings folder on Drive. Please, do not show up to class not having read, to tell me you couldn't find the readings.

Request a free trial of Agisoft Photoscan Professional (for working on your 3D model at home): http://www.agisoft.com/downloads/request-trial/ 

Request an educational license for Autodesk Remake (similar to Photoscan, for working on your 3D model at home): http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/remake

Due:

  1. Class prep, 30 points:

Make sure you submit links to your work using the form.

  1. Read for Monday:
  1. Blog Post 7: Reading Things, Group 1, posted to your blog and link submitted via the form by 11:59 pm on March 3

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Read and comment on peers' Blog 6 posts
  2. Complete a Lynda tutorial about using Wordpress and write up a reflection about what you learned (+20-50)
  3. Review this tutorial about using Agisoft Photoscan, work on your model, and submit a reflection about what you did (+20)
  4. Come in for office hours or make an appointment (+20)
  5. Remember, if you want points, submit it via the form

 

What are we doing in class?

*Analyzing the object analysis

*Beginning your research

Looking ahead:

Read for Week 9

Due Week 9

Week 7 (February 20 & 21)

*****WE WILL MEET IN THE CURVE ON MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY. BE PREPARED TO WORK ON YOUR 3D MODEL*****

A note about the course readings: I've shared via email a link to the Google Drive readings folder where these can be found. If you can't find the readings, email me at least 24 hours in advance of class, and I can re-send you the link to the readings folder on Drive. Please, do not show up to class not having read, to tell me you couldn't find the readings.

Request a free trial of Agisoft Photoscan Professional (for working on your 3D model at home): http://www.agisoft.com/downloads/request-trial/ 

Request an educational license for Autodesk Remake (similar to Photoscan, for working on your 3D model at home): http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/remake

Due:

  1. Class prep, 30 points:

Make sure you submit links to your work using the form.

  1. Read for Monday:
  1. Peter Elbow, "Some Thoughts on _Expressive Discourse_"
  2. Stephanie Fitzgerald, "The Cultural Work of a Mohegan Painted Basket"
  1. Object Description, working draft of 3D Model, and project reflection are all due by 11:59 pm on Friday, February 24th.
  2. Blog Post 6: Smart Things, Group 2, posted to your blog and link submitted via the form by 11:59 pm on February 24

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Complete a Lynda tutorial about using Wordpress and write up a reflection about what you learned (+20-50)
  2. Review this tutorial about using Agisoft Photoscan, work on your model, and submit a reflection about what you did (+20)
  3. Come in for office hours or make an appointment (+20)
  4. Remember, if you want points, submit it via the form

 

What are we doing in class?

*Working with Photoscan and photogrammetry

*Midterm conferences outside of class

Looking ahead:

Read for next week

Due next week

Week 6 (February 13 & 15)

A note about the course readings: I've shared via email a link to the Google Drive readings folder where these can be found. If you can't find the readings, email me at least 24 hours in advance of class, and I can re-send you the link to the readings folder on Drive. Please, do not show up to class not having read, to tell me you couldn't find the readings.

Request a free trial of Agisoft Photoscan Professional (for working on your 3D model at home): http://www.agisoft.com/downloads/request-trial/ 

Request an educational license for Autodesk Remake (similar to Photoscan, for working on your 3D model at home): http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/remake

Due:

  1. Class prep, 20 points: By class time Monday, submit a draft of your object description as a link to a blog post or Google doc; by class time on Wednesday 2/8, read and comment on at least one peer's Blog 4 post (find Blog 4 posts here: http://materialwordss17.rswsandbox.net/category/blog-project-prompts/old-things/). Make sure you submit links to your work using the form.
  2. Read for Monday:
  1. Blog Post 5: Sharp Things, Group 1, posted to your blog and link submitted via the form by 11:59 pm on February 17

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Complete a Lynda tutorial about using Wordpress and write up a reflection about what you learned (+20-50)
  2. Review this tutorial about using Agisoft Photoscan, work on your model, and submit a reflection about what you did (+20)
  3. Come in for office hours or make an appointment (+20)
  4. Remember, if you want points, submit it via the form

 

What are we doing in class?

*Workshop and peer review of draft object descriptions

*Descriptive writing

*Why do we teach composition?

*Material culture studies

*Discuss reading

Looking ahead:

Read for next week

Due next week

Week 5 (February 6 & 8)

*****WE WILL MEET IN THE CURVE (LIBRARY SOUTH) FOR CLASS ON MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY*****

A note about the course readings: I've shared via email a link to the Google Drive readings folder where these can be found. If you can't find the readings, email me at least 24 hours in advance of class, and I can re-send you the link to the readings folder on Drive. Please, do not show up to class not having read, to tell me you couldn't find the readings.

Due:

  1. Class prep, 20 points: By class time Monday, write up a short post about whether you would like to work with an Unpacking Manuel's artifact or a Phoenix Collection artifact; by class time on Wednesday 2/8, read and comment on at least one peer's Blog 3 post (find Blog 3 posts here: http://materialwordss17.rswsandbox.net/category/blog-project-prompts/cute-things/). Make sure you submit links to your work using the form.
  2. Read for Monday:
  1. The Phoenix Project: https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/atlantastudies/2016/06/22/the-phoenix-project/
  2. Unpacking Manuel's: https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/unpackingmanuels/
  1. Blog Post 4: Old Things, Group 2, posted to your blog and link submitted via the form by 11:59 pm on February 10

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Complete a Lynda tutorial about using Wordpress and write up a reflection about what you learned (+20-50)
  2. Upgrade the main menu on your website, so that it links to resources on my site and the main pages on yours (+20)
  3. Come in for office hours or make an appointment (+20)
  4. Remember, if you want points, submit it via the form

 

What are we doing in class?

*Introduction to photogrammetry (3D modeling from 2D images)

*More about how we relate to and through objects

*Discuss reading

Looking ahead:

Read for next week

Due next week

Week 4 (January 30 & February 1)

A note about the course readings: I've shared via email a link to the Google Drive readings folder where these can be found. If you can't find the readings, email me at least 24 hours in advance of class, and I can re-send you the link to the readings folder on Drive. Please, do not show up to class not having read, to tell me you couldn't find the readings.

Due:

  1. Class prep, 20 points: By class time Monday, read and comment on at least one peer's Blog 2 post (find Blog 2 posts here: http://materialwordss17.rswsandbox.net/category/blog-project-prompts/cute-things/); before class on Wednesday 2/1 post one question about the reading to your blog and submit it via the form
  2. Read for Monday:
  1. Blog Post 3: Dead Things, Group 1, posted to your blog and link submitted via the form by 11:59 pm on February 3

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Complete a Lynda tutorial about using Wordpress and write up a reflection about what you learned (+20-50)
  2. Upgrade the main menu on your website, so that it links to resources on my site and the main pages on yours (+20)
  3. Come in for office hours or make an appointment (+20)
  4. Remember, if you want points, submit it via the form

 

What are we doing in class?

*Prownian analysis

*History, evidence, and interpretation

*Discuss reading

Looking ahead:

Read for next week

Due next week

Week 3 (January 23 & 25)

A note about the course readings: I've shared via email a link to the Google Drive readings folder where these can be found. If you can't find the readings, email me at least 24 hours in advance of class, and I can re-send you the link to the readings folder on Drive. Please, do not show up to class not having read, to telling me you couldn't find the readings.

Due:

  1. Class prep, 20 points: By class time Monday, read and comment on at least one peer's Blog 1 post (find Blog 1 posts here: http://materialwordss17.rswsandbox.net/category/blog-project-prompts/writing-and-material-culture/); before class on Wednesday 1/25 post two draft Twitter essays to this collaborative Google Document (bit.ly/TwitterEssay2Drafts, be careful not to erase anyone else's drafts)
  2. Read for Monday Anne E. Berthoff, "Learning the Uses of Chaos." Readings are in the shared folder on Google Drive.
  3. Twitter Essay 2, tweeted out using #gsures hashtag and link submitted via the form by 11:59 pm on January 20
  4. Blog Post 2: Cute Things, Group 2, posted to your blog and link submitted via the form by 11:59 pm on January 27

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Syllabus quiz (Ctrl/Right click to open link in a new window or tab) and review of web resources (+50)
  2. Complete an “About Me” page on your website (+20)
  3. Come in for office hours or make an appointment (+20)
  4. Remember, if you want points, submit it via the form

 

What are we doing in class?

*Process and multimodality

*Reading objects

*Discuss reading

*Workshop Twitter essays

Looking ahead:

Read for next week

Due next week

Week 2 (January 16 & 18)

NO CLASS MEETING ON JANUARY 16, MLK DAY

A note about the course readings: I've shared via email a link to the Google Drive readings folder where these can be found. If you can't find the readings, email me at least 24 hours in advance of class, and I can re-send you the link to the readings folder on Drive. Please, do not show up to class not having read, to telling me you couldn't find the readings.

Due:

  1. Class prep, 20 points: ASAP create a Twitter account and submit link to your Twitter page via the form, before class on Wednesday post two draft Twitter essays to this collaborative Google Document (http://bit.ly/TwitterEssay1Drafts, be careful not to erase anyone else's drafts)
  2. Twitter Essay 1, tweeted out using #gsures hashtag and link submitted via the form by 11:59 pm on January 20
  3. Blog Post 1: Writing and Material Culture, Group 1, posted to your blog and link submitted via the form by 11:59 pm on January 20
  4. Review for Wednesday Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi, “Why We Need Things” and Jules Prown, “Style as Evidence.” Readings are in the shared folder on Google Drive.
  5. Suggested Review Readings:

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Syllabus quiz (Ctrl/Right click to open link in a new window or tab) and review of web resources (+50)
  2. Post your class notes to your blog, using the category "Class Notes" (+20)

 

What are we doing in class?

*Discuss Twitter Essay and Blog projects

*Twitter Essay workshop

Looking ahead:

Week 1 (January 9 & 11)

A note about the course readings: I've shared via email a link to the Google Drive readings folder where these can be found. If you can't find the readings, email me at least 24 hours in advance of class, and I can re-send you the link to the readings folder on Drive. Please, do not show up to class not having read, to telling me you couldn't find the readings.

Due:

  1. Class prep, 20 points: Purchase book, configure personal domain and WordPress site
  2. Read course syllabus
  3. Read for Wednesday Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi, “Why We Need Things” and Jules Prown, “Style as Evidence.” Readings are in the shared folder on Google Drive.
  4. Review create.gsu.edu support documentation (http://support.gsucreate.org/):

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Syllabus quiz (Ctrl/Right click to open link in a new window or tab) and review of web resources (+50)
  2. Complete an “About Me” page on your website (+20)

 

What are we doing in class?

*The Thing From the Future

*Getting Started With create.gsu.edu

*Setup of website

Looking ahead:

Read for next week