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General stuff about the course

Week 12 Lecture

You’ve made it to the end!  Well the last lecture, at least.  Well done, it’s been a busy semester.  As you’re all busy working on assessment tasks for this course (and others), this week’s lecture is just a recap of some perspectives that we’ve encountered throughout the course, with some comments here and there to give context.  Being a Prezi, you may need to update your flash player to view, but your browser should alert you if this is the case.

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Friday classes week 11 presentation times

Here are the group meeting times for my Friday classes. As Jeremy said please arrive at least 5 minutes before your scheduled time. All group members must be in attendance to receive the 5 bonus marks.

8:30 class wk11 meeting time
Group 1 09:15
Luke Zammit
Jordan Dalgleish
Dylan Callard
Lachlan Reeve
LIST 09:30
Lydia Watt
Tarah Miller
Sarah Mizzi
India Grevis-James
Sushi Omelette 09:45
Emma McKillop
Van Trong Nguyen
Linh Nguyen
Group name TBC 09:00
Rhiannon Hampson-Froud
Georgia Farry
Amalie Moeller
Kyra Hatzikosmidis
Kawaii 150 10:00
Claire Rosenburg
Cailey Moroney
Tom Flynn
Jared Roscioli


11:30 class
Women at Work 01:00
Rachael Carroll
Chanise Konstantinidis
Alice Redmond
Sophie-Eugenie Dessertaine-Williams
All 4 One 12:30
Anton Kolman
Mario Vanzin
Sebastian Robledo
Maria Mosos
<insert group name here> 12:00
David Zita
Michaela Mccaw
Alex Hurley
Alex Barrilaro
#CASE 12:15
Caitlin Min Fa
Alyssa Yeo
Shantelle Santos
Elle Warwick
Crewbox 12:45
India Weaver
Sammy B
Women in black 11:45
Ashley Boglis
Chiara Greensill
J’aime Cardillo
Mary Spanos

Alasdair Foster Lecture: Creating shared culture – Art and the Pro-am

In my workshops a couple of weeks back, I mentioned attending a lecture by Alasdair Foster, who (amongst a list of notable achievements and experience) is currently a doctoral researcher in the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching, Monash University, Melbourne.

The lecture was titled ‘CREATING SHARED CULTURE – ART AND THE PRO-AM’, and provided a great insight into the development of maker culture and the historical context that this emerged out of (similarly to Bolter’s article on the entanglement of art & politics throughout the 20th century).  For any of you interested in ‘professional-amateur’ practice, or looking for useful research into online communities and content creation, you should check out his work.

Blogging as Art

Lucas Ihleim has been developing the idea of blogging as art since 2005. Through a serious of blogging projects he has developed a method that:

“involves a regular, iterative cycle of action and interaction through ‘real-life’ encounters and online blog posting. It generates a temporary public sphere around a particular issue, location or cultural event, deepening attention and generating new insights at the level of the everyday”

I thought this would be interesting for those of you that are really enjoying developing a blogging voice.

His website has links to his blogging projects as well as links to some writing his done that theorises blogging as art, including his thesis.

Assessment Task 2: some guidance

Some really good questions have come up already about assessment task 2.  You’ll  (hopefully) notice that what it asks you to do is quite a bit broader than assessment task 1, and this is intentional; it’s challenging you to confront the inherent complexity of these things called networks, the web,online writing and communities.  So here’s a few points to help you get underway.

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Lecture schedule

A couple of people have mentioned that they are not sure which weeks include F2F lectures to attend, and which are online.  To clarify:

Week 7: Online Lecture

Week 8: Public Holiday – No Lecture

Week 9: F2F Lecture – attend

Week 10: F2F Guest Lecture – attend

Week 11: Online lecture

Week 12: Online lecture

I was hoping to record the remaining F2F lectures but this option was unavailable, so please come along to week 9 & 10.

week 6 examples

Today, in the lecture, I used some contemporary examples to think about how media technologies can be analysed through technological deterministic, cultural materialistic, and poststructuralist lenses.

Aaron Dickinson Sachs in a media res article talks about how Netflix would be analysed from a technological determinist perspective.

Reference: Dickinson Sachs, Aaron. “Watching Netflix — Critical Commons.” Video. In Media Res: A Media Commons Project. N.p., 2 Dec. 2013. Web. 11 Apr. 2016.

Internet censorship is a good example to see how cultural forces impact the implementation, format, and content of technologies. North Korea is a country where Internet use is at it’s lowest. Matthew Sparks and Tong-Hyung Kim and Youkyung Lee talk about how the Internet functions in North Korea as a result certain governmental forces.

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