Schedule • WRT • Fall 2019
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Introduction to the course
Read & annotate Part I of "Dead Reckoning"9/5

Discuss fake news, facts, & fact-checking
Read about Move 1 (Caulfield)
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29/10

Set up WordPress; practice Move 1; start post in Google Docs (GD)
Add an About Me page to your WordPress; compose FC#1 in GoogleDocs (GD); read about Move 29/12

Posting in WordPress; introduction to Move 2
Post FC#1 on WordPress
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39/17

Practice Move 2
Post FC #2 in WP; read about Move 39/19

Move 3 (Part I)
Post FC#3 in WP
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49/24

Move 3 (Part II)
Post FC#4 in WP9/26

Final Truth-o-meter post; workshop ideas
Draft Truth-o-meter post in GD
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510/1

Workshop Truth-o-meter posts
Revise Truth-o-meter and post final on WP10/3

Introduction to Unit 2
Read Cloud & add marginal annotations (link to reading on Daily Plan)
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610/8

Discuss Cloud's critique of fact-checking; introduction to annotation methods
Read & annotate Roberts-Miller (link to reading on Daily Plan)10/10

Discuss the demagoguery & the politics of post-truth
Practice holistic annotation with "The Business of Internet Outrage" (a podcast from The Daily)
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710/15

Discuss the economics of post-truth; introduction to social annotation & hypothes.is
Read & annotate TBA using hypothes.is10/17

Discuss conspiracy theories and the culture of post-truth
Read & annotate McIntyre using hypothes.is
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810/22

Discuss the psychology of post-truth.
Read & annotate TBA using hypothes.is10/24

Discuss the technologies of post-truth.
Read Part 2 of "Dead Reckoning"
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910/29

Discuss strategies of intervention & final project.
Read about content moderation.10/31

Defining problems & strategies
Work with your group to compile sources and attempt to narrow down focus; have each member use the holistic method to annotate a source.
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1011/5

Collecting sources
Email me your tentative plan so far11/7

Choosing readings
Finalize your readings and think about how they align with your counter-technology
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1111/12

Organizing discussion
Work on final plan11/14

Open work day in the lab
Prepare for Group 1; post comments this weekend
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1211/19

Group 1
Prepare for Group 2; post comments tonight and tomorrow11/21

Group 2
Prepare for Group 3; post comments this weekend
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1311/26

Group 3
Prepare for Group 4; post comments this weekend11/28

NO CLASS (THANKSGIVING)
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1412/3

Group 4
Prepare for Group 5; post comments tonight and tomorrow12/5

Group 5
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