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Online Basics

Now that you have learned — or been reminded — of the basic skills needed to succeed in a Humanities course, we can now turn to basic online literacies. All work done for this class will be done on this site, Engrade, and Twitter. Writing for and with digital media is a public practice, so […]

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Humanities Basics

Before you can begin your work for this course, you must first learn or review the fundamentals about the liberal arts in general and the discipline of the humanities specifically. This lesson provides a quick introduction to basic literacies that educated writers must use when communicating about culture. Goals Discover strategies for college success; Learn […]

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Twitter Lesson

Much of the focus in Writing for Digital Media is professionalization. In order to become part of a professional community, you must begin to network with people who share you professional interests and goals. A great way to begin this process is by using Twitter in a strategic manner. If you have not yet done […]

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Creative Contribution

For your final lesson or class project, you will put your creative energies to use in a creative contribution. This projects should incorporate (1) some aspect of the course topic that you have researched, (2) the presentation of your research in a creative way, and (3) a way(s) for your audience to participate. For this […]

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Gibson’s “The Gernsback Continuum”

Read William Gibson’s 1981 short story “The Gernsback Continuum,” then consider the following questions in the discussion space below. Who was Hugo Gernsback and why is he important to the story? What is a “continuum”? How many continuums can you spot in the story? How is this relevant? Why is the narrator not named? What […]

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Digital Writing (#WritDM2)

The first step in writing for digital media, or in our class’ case, writing for the web, is learning just what constitutes good writing and putting that knowledge to practice. Writing for the web is, essentially, practicing strong writing. The general goals of this assignment are to (1) learn just what constitutes good writing, and (2) deliberately […]

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Postmodernism (#DigHum2)

Cyberculture comes out of postmodernism. This week, we examine what it means to be postmodern. Perhaps the single dominant characteristic of postmodernism is play. It deconstructs, patches together, and revels in monstrosities. The postmodern also looks for new forms of expression to give voice to alternative perspectives of the world. Recommended Consider the following as some […]

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Singularity

For this discussion, we will explore the singularity. Consider the following questions to explore in the recommended texts and your own research. Choose at least one to discuss below. Remember, this should be a discussion, so be sure to respond to at least one post. Please do not start a new thread on a similar […]

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Apocalypse

For this discussion, we will explore images of the end of the world. Consider the following questions to explore in the recommended texts and your own research. Choose at least one to discuss below. Remember, this should be a discussion, so be sure to respond to at least one post. Please do not start a […]

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Posthuman

For this discussion, we will explore concepts of the “posthuman.” Consider the following questions to explore in the recommended texts and your own research. Choose at least one to discuss below. Remember, this should be a discussion, so be sure to respond to at least one post. Please do not start a new thread on […]

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