NETWORK MEDIA

WEEKLIES

Weeklies are due before the start of class on Tuesday. Your index page should have a section with a link to each weekly. Weekly P/F grades are posted here, if you want to dispute a P/F you are responsible for notifying the TA within two weeks.

WEEKLY 1 (DUE 4/11)

  • Read Frank Chimero, What Screens Want.
  • Create an index page to hold links to all your work this semester, and post online at your DMA user space.
  • Create an additional HTML page to hold your first response, and link to it from your index page.
  • First weekly response: Take an internet dérive through at least five links. Post the five links with a couple sentences that frame the journey by explaining the links relationship to each other.
  • Place your index page and weekly page online and email a link to kjhollen@gmail.com.

WEEKLY 2 (DUE 4/18)

This week reflects on themes of network surveillance and identity online. While you are thinking about your portfolio/websites, consider how you would like to be seen. What do you want to highlight, what do you want to keep private?

WEEKLY 3 (DUE 4/25)

This week, as you design your portfolios or website, the readings are about internet aesthetics and alternatives. Consider these in contrast with Frank Chimero's essay from week 1.

WEEKLY 4 (DUE 5/2)

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  • Read FastCo, Glitch Art.
  • Find one glitch (either on a screen or in the physical world), take a photo or screenshot of it and post as your weekly response.
  • Create a new HTML page to hold your fourth weekly response, and link to it from your index page.
  • Not required. If you are curious, more on glitch in Rosa Menkman's Glitch Studies Manifesto.

WEEKLY 5 (DUE 5/9)

Networks of LA

  • Read/skim Ingrid Burrington, Networks of New York.
  • Create your own "infrastucture tour of LA". That is, go out into the city and collect at least three images of physical network infrastructure.
  • Post the three images and a sentence or two about each explaining what it is and why it's important as your fifth weekly response, and link to it from your index page.

WEEKLY 6 (DUE 5/16)

Sign up for Amazon Mechanical Turk. No need to post anything online. We'll be using this in a future class.
Go to www.mturk.com and click Sign in as Worker at the top right.
Click all the way through until you see the message "Your registration has been received."

WEEKLY 7 (DUE 5/23)

Deep Surfing

Plumb the depths of the World Wide Web, pick an obscure artifact of your interest and prepare a short presentation to explain its significance to the class. It can be a sign of a sub-subculture, an overlooked piece of humor, a digital ready made, a signal of a possibly emerging trend.
(Borrowed from Paolo Pedercini's Internet Resistance class. Thanks!)
+1 point for extra effort

WEEKLY 8 (DUE 5/30)

Interfaces for People

+1 point for extra effort