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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General stuff about the course
Week 11 Lecture
In keeping with the theme of hypermedia, this week’s lecture has a bit of a different spin on it. Special thanks to Adrian Miles & Hannah Brasier for their contributions and insight.
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|
|Van Trong Nguyen|
|Group name TBC||09:00|
|Women at Work||01:00|
|All 4 One||12:30|
|<insert group name here>||12:00|
|Caitlin Min Fa|
|Women in black||11:45|
Meeting times for Week 11 workshop
Please check below to confirm your group’s meeting time for the Week 11 workshops.
Please arrive 5 minutes before your start time so that we can keep all the meetings running smoothly.
Thinking about Hypermedia Stories
In last week’s workshop we discussed some questions around defining what a hypermedia story is, or might be. Here’s an overview of some responses that came up, which could be useful to help shape your group’s approach for the final assessment task.
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.
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.