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Assignment Run Down for Weeks 1 & 2

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After you have your blog setup, add the URL to your site in the “Add link” section of the sidebar.

Brainstorming & Research Assignment

The brainstorming session in Thursday’s class was excellent. You took the topics in some directions we did not expect, so we’re impressed already.

Here are the topic assignments and at the very end of this post are the images of all the brainstorming we did on the whiteboards (thanks to Emily for the images):

  • Dalina – how it works, social/economic/cultural impactsclass_board_1
  • Kaitlin – how it works, how it has evolved
  • Gabby – how it has evolved, creation/consumption
  • Sean – how it has evolved, intellectual property/fair use
  • Peter – how it has evolved, privacy/openness
  • Thomas – where it’s going, digital identity
  • Matthew – where it’s going, how it works
  • Bridget – creation/consumption, how it has evolved
  • Thomas – creation/consumption, where it’s going
  • Justin – creation/consumption, intellectual property/fair use
  • Sheldon – intellectual property/fair use, creation/consumptionTIC104 White Board Brainstorming
  • Josiah – intellectual property/fair use, digital identity
  • Campbell – privacy/openness, social/economic/cultural impacts
  • Max – privacy/openness, how it works
  • Emily – privacy/openness, how it has evolved
  • Erin – digital identity, where it’s going
  • Douglas – digital identity, creation/consumption
  • Desiree – digital identity, intellectual property/fair use
  • Christopher – social/economic/cultural impacts, privacy/openness
  • Meredith – social/economic/cultural impacts, digital identity
  • Hannah – social/economic/cultural impacts, how it works

You will be responsible for finding and summarizing 3 readings on each topic, 6 readings in all. Apply the lessons of the CRAAP test when selecting your readings. Readings that you find through the library are more likely to be good to go. Readings that you find through Google generally need a closer evaluation. Anything that doesn’t list the author will probably be rejected.

Peter Catlin from the Simpson Library put together a research guide for this course in the Spring and he may update it based on your brainstorming. This will be a very helpful tool for you.

Enter the readings you select in the form on the course site. They will populate the spreadsheet also on that page. You should be able to see if the reading has already been taken. We will mark the readings green (good), yellow (okay), or red (rejected). You will want at least half of your readings to be green.

There is further information on summarizing and tagging the readings that you should adhere to for specific guidelines. Your readings need to be entered into the form and each of them needs to be summarized in an individual post (6 posts in all) no later than 9/4 to get full credit.  Any questions, let us know.

Additionally, you should be reading and blogging about the first four chapters of Where the Wizards Stay Up Late for next week.

Week 4 Idea

I wanted to take a minute to write a post about another idea for next week. Will and I spoke shortly about a what we might do and he brought up a survey idea using On my way home I was trying to think how we could make it happen and logistically I think it would be difficult to bring together in 4 days. If the class would like to do it we will make it happen!

I am proposing we go global for social impacts. Just as an idea I propose we each pic a topic (a social movement, political movement, regulations, movement regarding the internet) and create a wiki explaining WWWWH and the impact it has had on a group of people. In addition I propose we create a map similar to the one created by my class in HIST 297 for the Taiping Civil War. That map was centered on China because that is where the War took place. Each of us could have a map that correlates to the part of the world we are discussing and plot relevant points (such as where it started, pivotal events, etc.). My class worked with Ryan Brazell and on his website I found a summary of the mapping project. I have uncluded the link below and I hope he doesn’t mind that I am borrowing it. A Google Doc spreadsheet would be used to create the map points. Let me know what you guys think!

Week 10: Digital Identity

This week our student panel will be discussing digital identity as it pertains to the internet. Summarized readings provided by this week’s panelists can be found here:

Also, read this interview with author, researcher, and digital identity theorist dana boyd in which she discusses teens, identity, and the future of digital communication.

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And here is the google document containing the panelists specific sub-topics, talking points, resources, links, and discussions questions.

See you all on tomorrow!

Welcome to CPSC 104: The Internet Course

In Spring 2014 Paul Bond and Jim Groom will be teaching the introductory level Computer Science course titled “The Internet” which will examine the cultural and technical history of the most transformative technology of the 20th (and for now the 21st!) century.  We’re still working out the details, but check back soon for the syllabus, course calendar, and more. Until then, check out the course trailer…