WEEK ONE (first full week, that is)
All assignments are due at the end of day (11:59 pm) on the date in which they are listed.
GOOGLE DOC to place your blog url: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LiB6IriMnZxyNTZx00zkejLiszAsV5XaYhuAhvX1RIc/edit
Last Week’s Assignments: Hopefully you have set up your Rampages blog, watched Rampages tutorials, read the syllabus, browsed thoughtvectors.net, and created your first blog post (Find a thinker). All of these assignments were detailed in my Welcome email. If you are a late add or have not done the required work for last week, you must do so now. (Just stop reading and go to rampages.us and click “create an account” and get started!). If you are in this situation, please consider yourself behind in class, and devote serious time to catching up today.
Read: Vannevar Bush, “As We May Think.” (All readings can be found on our class blog under the “Readings” heading).
Nugget Blog Post 1: “As We May Think” Nugget. See assignment here (All nugget assignments can be found on class blog under “Nuggets” heading).
DUE WED AUG 26
GOOGLE DOC to place your blog url: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LiB6IriMnZxyNTZx00zkejLiszAsV5XaYhuAhvX1RIc/
Concept Experience 1 Blog Post: Concept Experience 1: A self-portrait in words and more. “How Does It Feel When I Think?” A fuller explanation of this assignment can be found here, and all Concept Experiences can be found on the class blog under “Concept Experiences” heading. My blog post on this assignment can be found here.
Inquiry Project Blog Post: Ongoing all week –see assignment here, and all Inquiry Project assignments can be found on the class blog under “Inquiry Project” heading.
DUE FRI AUG 28
View: View the video, where Jenny Stout explains thoughtvectors: http://thoughtvectors.net/syllabus/
Comment: Leave a substantive, interesting comment on at least 5 of your classmates’ “As We May Think” nugget posts.
How can you find your classmates’ blogs? On the home page of our class blog, you will see a list of “Authors” and live links to each of the blogs I syndicated on the site.
Note: I took your blog urls from the Google doc that collected blog urls. If you did not add your blog url to this Google doc, please do so immediately, so that I can get your blog syndicated to our site. This is the last time I will ask you to do this, so please take care of it immediately. Next week if your blog isn’t syndicated, you will not get credit for blog comments or posts.
Concept Experience 2 Blog Post: “Associative trails” concept experience 2 assignment. Assignment can be found here, and on class blog (under Concept Experience heading).
Inquiry Project Blog Post: DUE today (FRI Aug 28) See assignment here, and all Inquiry Project assignments can be found on the class blog under “Inquiry Project” heading.
Weekend: Read J. C. R. Licklider, “Man-Computer Symbiosis,”. Readings are due on Wednesdays of every week from now on.
DUE MON AUG 31
Blog Commenting: Comment on at least 5 of your classmates’ “associative trails” blog posts How can you find your classmates’ blogs? On the home page of our class blog, you will see a list of “Authors” and live links to each of the blogs I syndicated on the site.
Concept Experience 3 Blog post: This week you have two concept experiences, working with the idea of “associative trails” that you worked with in Concept Experience 2. This concept experience is called “Connect your colleagues.” The concept experience assignment is here (and under Concept Experiences) o blog. Write a post describing two surprising associative trails that you can identify among two of your thoughtvector colleagues’ posts, and link them meaningfully. (Exercise your permalink muscles and generate pingbacks.) Make sure you tag post Concept Experience 3.
Sign on and attend: SYNCHRONOUS EVENT: Live Google+ Hangout with all six professors (8 p.m. EDT)
DUE WED September 2 (New Reading Due on Wednesdays of Every Week)
Read: J.C.R Licklider’s “Man-Computer Symbiosis” found here (and in Readings tab on our blog site).
Nugget Blog post 2:: Last week you chose any nugget from Bush’s essay and made it meaningful in any creative way you chose.
This week, your nugget assignment is more focused in that you should choose a nugget from “Man-Computer Symbiosis” and relate that nugget in some way to something specific on the open web — an app (any app), a discussion forum, a website — anything that takes place on the Internet. Include an explanation of your “internet thing” and perhaps a link to give us more information about this app or online space. Then quote your nugget, and work to specifically link features of your online web space / app to the ideas or concepts in the nugget. The nugget assignment can be found here (or under “Nuggets” on home page of class blog).
DUE FRI Sept 4
Revise Nugget post: Revise the nugget post on “Man-Computer Symbiosis” to add links to at least three classmates’ posts from Wed Sept 2. . (In other words, get in the habit of linking out to other blog posts, including your own, frequently and robustly.) If you don’t know how to link to a peer’s blog, view the tutorial on embedding hyperlinks.
Concept Experience: “Formulated vs. Formulative” concept experience. This experience was posted late (FRI am). Because of my delay, this assignment will not be due until Monday Sept 7.
SEE WEEKS 4 & 5 ASSIGNMENTS FOR DUE MON September 7 – DUE FRI SEPT 11