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.

Due:

  1. By Tuesday class time, if you haven't done so already, submit the complete draft of your MMOA via Gradian.
  2. By Thursday class time, submit a draft of your Critical Reflective Essay for peer review.
  3. For Thursday, re-read:
  1. We'll have Revolution Doughnuts in class on Thursday for the last day.

What are we doing in class?

*MMOA and CRE peer review

*Discuss readings

*Wrap up

Looking ahead:

Multimodal Object Analysis Due Dates and Info

Critical Reflective Essay 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.

Due:

  1. Class prep, 50 points:
  1. Read for Thursday:
  1. Due:

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Read and comment on peers' Blog 10 posts
  2. Revise a blog post, or complete an extra blog post
  3. Come in for office hours or make an appointment (+20)
  4. Remember, if you want points, submit it via Gradian

 

What are we doing in class?

*MMOA peer review workshop

*Discuss critical reflective essay

*Discuss reading

Looking ahead:

Multimodal Object Analysis Due Dates and Info

Critical Reflective Essay Due Dates and Info

Week 13 (April 3 & 5)

**********NO CLASS MEETING ON THURSDAY APRIL 5**********

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, 50 points:
  1. Read for Tuesday:

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Read and comment on peers' Blog 10 posts
  2. Revise a blog post, or complete an extra blog post
  3. Come in for office hours or make an appointment (+20)
  4. Remember, if you want points, submit it via Gradian

 

What are we doing in class?

*MMOA

*Discuss readings

Looking ahead:

Multimodal Object Analysis Due Dates and Info

Critical Reflective Essay 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.

Due:

  1. Read and re-read for Tuesday:
  1. Interactive Timeline due by 11:59 pm on March 26th
  2. Read for Thursday:
  1. Blog Post 10: What is exposition (http://www.spring2018.robinwharton.net/materialwords/blog-project-prompts/blog-post-10-what-is-exposition/ ?, Group 2, 11:59 pm on March 30th

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Read and comment on peers' Blog 9 posts
  2. Revise a blog post, or complete an extra blog post
  3. Come in for office hours or make an appointment (+20)
  4. Remember, if you want points, submit it via Gradian

 

What are we doing in class?

*MMOA

*Discuss readings

Looking ahead:

Multimodal Object Analysis Due Dates and Info

Critical Reflective Essay 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.

Here is a link to a more customizable version of the TimelineJS template: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16f9ZU-tRb6XICJsyolCZmg0S_BunvZhGs0evWNQC-qQ/edit?usp=sharing. To use it, make a copy to your Drive.

Due:

  1. Class prep, 50 points:
  1. Re-read for Tuesday:
  1. Blog Post 9: Wanting Things (http://www.spring2018.robinwharton.net/materialwords/blog-project-prompts/blog-post-9-wanting-things/), Group 1, posted to your blog and link submitted via the form by 11:59 pm on March 23

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 10 (March 13 & 15)

*****NO CLASS MEETINGS THIS WEEK. GSU SPRING BREAK.*****

Week 9 (March 6 & 8)

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

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, 30 points:

Make sure you submit links to your work via Gradian.

  1. Read for Tuesday:
  1. Blog Post 8: Telling History, Group 2 (http://www.spring2018.robinwharton.net/materialwords/blog-project-prompts/blog-post-8-telling-history/), posted to your blog and link submitted via Gradian by 11:59 pm on March 9

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Read and comment on peers' Blog 6 & 7 posts
  2. Complete a Lynda tutorial about using Wordpress and write up a reflection about what you learned (+20-50)
  3. Come in for office hours or make an appointment (+20)
  4. Remember, if you want points, submit it via Gradian

 

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)

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

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:

Make sure you submit links to your work via Gradian.

  1. Read for Thursday:
  1. Blog Post 7: Reading Things (http://www.spring2018.robinwharton.net/materialwords/uncategorized/blog-7-reading-things/), Group 1, posted to your blog and link submitted via the form by 11:59 pm on March 2

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Read and comment on peers' Blog 6 and 7 posts
  2. Complete a Lynda tutorial about using Wordpress and write up a reflection about what you learned (+20-50)
  3. Come in for office hours or make an appointment (+20)
  4. Remember, if you want points, submit it via Gradian

 

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 & 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.

Due:

  1. Class prep, 30 points:

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

  1. Read for Tuesday:
  1. Peter Elbow, "Some Thoughts on _Expressive Discourse_"
  2. Stephanie Fitzgerald, "The Cultural Work of a Mohegan Painted Basket"
  1. Final draft of Object Description and project reflection are due by 11:59 pm on Friday, February 23.
  2. Blog Post 6: Smart Things (http://www.spring2018.robinwharton.net/materialwords/blog-project-prompts/blog-post-6-smart-things/), Group 2, posted to your blog and link submitted via Gradian by 11:59 pm on February 23

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Complete a Lynda tutorial about using Wordpress and write up a reflection about what you learned (+20-50)
  2. Come in for office hours or make an appointment (+20)
  3. Remember, if you want points, submit it via Gradian

 

What are we doing in class?

*Discussion of readings

*Workshop object description drafts

*Work on object descriptions

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.

Due:

  1. Class prep, 30 points: By class time Tuesday, submit a draft of your object description as a link to a blog post; by class time on Thursday 2/15, read and comment on at least one peer's Blog 4 post (find Blog 4 posts here: http://www.spring2018.robinwharton.net/materialwords/category/old-things/). Make sure you submit links to your work on Gradian.
  2. Read for Tuesday:
  1. Blog Post 5: Sharp Things (http://www.spring2018.robinwharton.net/materialwords/blog-project-prompts/blog-5-sharp-things/), Group 1, posted to your blog and link submitted via the form by 11:59 pm on February 16

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Complete a Lynda tutorial about using Wordpress and write up a reflection about what you learned (+20-50)
  2. Come in for office hours or make an appointment (+20)
  3. 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)

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 Tuesday, write up a short post about which Unpacking Manuel's artifact you've chosen to study and why artifact; by class time on Thursday 2/8, read and comment on at least one peer's Blog 3 post (find Blog 3 posts here: http://www.spring2018.robinwharton.net/materialwords/category/dead-things/). Make sure you submit links to your work on Gradian.
  2. Read for Tuesday:
  1. Unpacking Manuel's: http://www.spring2018.robinwharton.net/materialwords/category/dead-things/
  2. Object Description project: http://www.spring2018.robinwharton.net/materialwords/about/#OD3DAnchor 
  1. Blog Post 4: Old Things (http://www.spring2018.robinwharton.net/materialwords/blog-project-prompts/blog-post-4-old-things/), Group 2, posted to your blog and link submitted via Gradian by 11:59 pm on February 9

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 Gradian

 

What are we doing in class?

*Composing with text and 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 Tuesday, read and comment on at least one peer's Blog 2 post (find Blog 2 posts here: http://www.spring2018.robinwharton.net/materialwords/category/cute-things/); before class on Thursday 2/1 post one question about the reading to your blog and submit it via the form
  2. Read for Tuesday:
  1. Blog Post 3: Dead Things (http://www.spring2018.robinwharton.net/materialwords/blog-project-prompts/blog-post-3-dead-things/), Group 1, posted to your blog and link submitted via the form by 11:59 pm on February 2

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Complete a Lynda tutorial about using Wordpress and write up a reflection about what you learned (GSU students have access to Lynda.com with their GSU ID and password) (+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, telling me you couldn't find the readings.

Due:

  1. Class prep, 20 points: By class time Tuesday, read and comment on at least one peer's Blog 1 post (find Blog 1 posts here: http://www.spring2018.robinwharton.net/materialwords/category/blog-project-prompts/writing-and-material-culture/)
  2. Read for Thursday Anne E. Berthoff, "Learning the Uses of Chaos" Readings are in the shared folder on Google Drive.
  3. Blog Post 2: Cute Things, Group 2, posted to your blog and link submitted via Gradian by 11:59 pm on January 26

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 Gradian

 

What are we doing in class?

*Process and multimodality

*Reading objects

*Discuss reading

Looking ahead:

Read for next week

Due next week

Week 2 (January 16 & 18)

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. Read: Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi, “Why We Need Things” and Jules Prown, “Style as Evidence.” Readings are in the shared folder on Google Drive.
  2. Class prep, 30 points, due by class time on Tuesday:
  1. 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 19 (I will send out information about your posting group for the blog project by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 12)
  2. 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 Blog Project

*Discuss readings

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 Thursday 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 and Gradian support documentation (http://support.gsucreate.org/ and http://s18.pdarrington.net/course-set-up-documents/):

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