In class this week:
We’ll be working through an activity based on our reading of the “#NODAPL” and “Digital Rhetoric: Theory” chapters. You’ll be working in groups and presenting your work in class.
I will give a brief overview of the concepts of URLs, hyperlinks, smart links, and embedded media.
We will also have a brief discussion of our Capitol trip planning for the period of time between Feb 26-Mar 10. After I have that conversation with both classes, I’ll be putting up a poll on Discord for us to decide on the days of the trip. I’ll also be looking for volunteers to help with that planning.
Our hybrid work this week: Please sort yourself into one of the eight Offline groups. Between now and next Monday, your group should complete the following:
- Choose a project manager, document designer, and note taker by Wednesday (2/7)
- Listen or watch the Offline podcast interview: “Max Fisher on How Silicon Valley Has Rewired Our Brains” (1hr, 5mins)
- Compile notes on the the important arguments, sections of this discussion
- Choose one concrete anecdote/story from the interview on which to focus; identify your story/anecdote at the top of your channel by Thur (2/8) and be sure that it’s not redundant of another group’s choice.
- Compose a one page document wherein you spend roughly 1/2 of the document analyzing the story as it’s told in the podcast and 1/2 of the document providing supportive or conflicting media artifacts from the web to deepen our understanding of the story (artifacts should be included using “smart links”).
- Submit the document to the appropriate thread in #announcements by Friday (2/9).
- I’ll talk in class this week about the benefits of collaborating collectively or individually.
To be prepared for next week, choose one of the following media streams to read/follow closely:
- Politically Georgia podcast
- GA House and Senate press accounts on X (not the accounts of lawmakers)
- AJC legislative articles
- #gapol on X