May 10 - Class 12
you arrive in class:
on course & cyberculture as a concept
all your own Blog entries - MOST OF YOU WILL HAVE TO
CLICK ON "ARCHIVES" TO SEE YOUR EARLIEST ENTRIES
b/w what you thought cyberculture was the first day
of class and last day of class?
to or alter your Cyberculture Statement?
groups, fill out chart I emailed to you
& Introduction to Peer-Response
about Final Exam period, Monday 17th 6:30-9:30 pm
will we present for Web Project (& Research Project,
too, since they are related?) Most interesting thing
you learned? One issue you have changed your mind about?
One issue you are unsure about? The one issue you are
most curious about in the future, etc.?
Cited (don't need Bibliography)
on Web Projects
May 3 - Class 11
"Voyeur Web site JenniCam to go dark" http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/internet/12/10/jenni.cam.reut/
out AnaCam (note that you don't see anything risque even
after you select to enter the site (some sexual language
is used). You have to pay for images. http://www.anacam.com/
at class Annotated Resources for Unit 11 - find some live
with me about drafting
me blogs and web project addresses!
for next class
April 26 - Class 10
in HW for "A Rape in Cyberspace"
these two sites, related to “Capitalism, Computers
and the Class War on Your Desktop"
"A Rape in Cyberspace"
"Dark Side of the Internet" issues
remainder of class (see handout passed out a few class periods
for next Monday (reading & some kind of rough drafting;
consultations with Paula during class)
Annotated Bibliographies - first 5
in Annotated Bibliographies - second 5
April 19 - Class 9
readings to discuss
Computers and the Class War on Your Desktop"
from Wagner to Virtual Reality”
multimedia sites to examine
one collection from either of these online museums (any
collection - painting, sculpture, photographs, etc.
does the experience of viewing art online differ from
viewing it in person? What are the advantages and disadvantages?
about Research Projects & Annotated Bibs
library databases for scholarly articles
discover that you need to do additional research, and
not rely entirely upon annotated bibs for paper
to work on Research Projects & Web Projects
you leave class today - email me your homepage address
& make sure your blog link is working
up for appointments with me this week if you haven't
already done so
for next Monday
Essay Exam & Prospectus
April 5 - Class 8
or bracket off thesis / main argument
for conference with Paula for 2 WEEKS FROM NOW (To discuss
Research Paper - Come prepared with questions)
Homework Schedule for next week (don't have class, but short
reading, online discussion, should continue to work on Web
Project and Research Paper)
to work on Web Projects
March 29 - Class 7
March 15 - Class 6
& Share Annoated Resources
and read response forms of at least 2 other people
groups, one person act as recorder, open up Word doc, write
down names, and use plasma screen to record the following:
and determine main argument for reading
Points of similarity and difference b/w readings
you've discussed each reading, brainstorm possible research
questions that cut across several unit topics we’ve
covered so far.
on Web Projects
of what you will work on and when? (Web Project & Research
for next class
March 8 - Class 5
group needs to present
of term, Dreamweaver, Web Projects
blogs are not working properly?
through the below 2 political sites.
are the site’s goals?
kinds of different information do the sites provide?
are the different options for participating in political
causes, such as talking on discussion boards, raising
money, sending emails to political representatives,
these sites reliable, can you trust the information
on them? Why or why not?
Other interesting/unusual elements on these sites?
(total of 5 short paragraphs to read; then browse through
2 blogs out of the 5 described)
o Read the short paragraph on this page
about “The Best Politics Blogs”
o Then click on the blue square that says “Click
Here for the Best Politics Blogs”
o A new window will pop up and will take you through the
this author’s choice of the 5 best political blogs.
A range of political views are represented here.
o You can visit the blog by clicking on the rectangle
above the blog’s description (which also gives the
o Note that you can slow down how fast the pop up window
scrolls through each blog description.
March 1 - Class 4
Unit 4: Web Business & Technology in the Workplace
to share their submitted annotated resources for Unit 4?
group assigned a different reading or set of readings
- sign up on board
hour to develop something to present to class (take
advantage of computer-classroom)
and main points?
information or related issues you discover from
brainstorming and additional research conducted
avenues for future research?
for class, perhaps based on individual member's
own questions on homework
group member is responsible for participating in
some visual for class (outline in Word, Powerpoint,
simple webpage, etc.)
class to ask questions during and at the end of
links in your reading
additional online research, using search engines
& online newspapers and magazines
brainstorming ideas, assign each group member an
area to research (For example, one person summarize
thesis and main points; one person develop additional
questions that could be studied; two people research
additional up-to-date issues; two people follow
and summarize links in reading; etc.).
share what they learned with class, ask class questions,
answer class's questions (6:45-7:30)
brainstorm some possible research topics based on today's
readings and discussions
Web Research Project
Drive (different from web space)
to work on web project
do research and keep track in Word doc, then cut
and paste into Dreamweaver
build working website template to keep track of
research. Note however that this approach might
require you to edit your templates as you get further
into your research
- comment on grades, return, homework for next Monday
Feb. 23 - Class 3
Unit 3: Virtual Communities
Communities & Fan Sites (each table select one
to present to class - what type of community is created?
who can participate? who is excluded? what values does the
community hold? reject?)
resources for Unit 3 & Mini-Activity
. Find a topic/ring that interests you, and browse through
some of the websites in that ring. What kind of community
is created? Who participates (demographics)? Who is
excluded? What values and beliefs do the participants
Board posts on Ch 5: "I-love-Xena.com: Creating
Online Fan Communities"
groups, make a table with 5 columns and 7 rows. Label
the columns "Article title," "Type of
virtual community," "Benefits," "Downsides,"
and "What this virtual community can teach us about
traditional communities." As a group discuss the
articles and fill in the cells, with one person recording
the group's ideas. The list should include evidence
from all of our readings for today. Make sure to put
everyone's name on this and print up at the end of class.
Be prepared to discuss with the class.
of the Independence of Cyberspace”
19 “Community Development in the Cybersociety
of the future” (web.studies)
(White Noise: An A-Z of the Contradictions in
2: The Internet, Communities, and the Virtual ‘Third
& Server Space
Board variation - assign one of 3 online articles
Question for today: What are the different types
of virtual communities? How are they different than f-2-f
communities? What are some benefits of virtual communities?
Downsides of virtual communities?
Feb. 16th - Class 2
Unit 2: Setting a context for the course. What are Web Studies?
Why study the web? Who cares?
course website again - updates
created resources on Dreamweaver and Photoshop
groups at your tables, each person give brief overview of
resource she submitted. Select one or two resources to share
with entire class.
groups, review Chapters 1-2 in web.studies
argument & subpoints?
terms & definitions?
Average Internet User"
the Internet Change Humanity?"
Online Research Resource
& Elon Web Space (everyone should have an active
me your Blog address if not already posted on class
Feb. 9th - Class 1
Unit 1: Introductions
to the class
course website & syllabus
out student Information Forms
about computers – laptops and wireless? Dreamweaver?
to Dreamweaver and Elon Server Space
Blogs – enter first entry and email me your address
(some days you will be given a specific topic to write about)
topic - What comes to your mind when you hear the word
“cyberculture”? How pervasive are computers/networking/digital
cultures in your life?
Units will cover topics such as
Life, Arts and Culture
Media, Hypertext, and Online Art
Gaming and Entertainment
Gender and Race Online
Dark Side of the Internet
Protest, and Political Activism