DMA 161: Network Media - Winter 2021



SCHEDULE

WEEK 1: HELLO, WORLD

T 1/5
Intros
Orienting & Grounding
DEMO: Discord
Th 1/7
DEMO: Glitch
DISCUSSION: What is the internet?

WEEK 2: HTML + CSS WORKSHOPS

T 1/12
PROJECT 1 OVERVIEW: Personal Home Page
WORKSHOP: HTML
WORKSHOP: Glitch + VS Code (Coding Offline)
DUE: Mission Report: What is the internet?
Th 1/14
WORKSHOP: CSS & CSS Selectors & Units
ONLINE DISCUSSION: Memes
FACILITATORS: Hua, Jane, Myles

WEEK 3: MEMETIC WARFARE (Feels Bad, Man)

MATERIALS:

T 1/19
LIVE DISCUSSION: Memes, *Evening* 6PM PST
FACILITATORS: Hua, Jane, Myles
DUE: Mission Report: WHAT IS A MEME?
Th 1/21
WORKSHOP: Intro to Javascript
ONLINE DISCUSSION: Surveillance Capitalism
FACILITATORS: Asya, Andrew, Catherine

WEEK 4: SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM

MATERIALS:

T 1/26
LIVE DISCUSSION: Surveillance Capitalism, 10AM PST
FACILITATORS: Asya, Andrew, Catherine
DUE: Mission Report: If Surveillance Capitalism goes on, what will the internet be like?
DUE: Project 1: Concept & References
Th 1/28
ONLINE STUDIO
ONLINE DISCUSSION: Bias
FACILITATORS: Anubha, Jonathan, Akemi

WEEK 5: ALGORITHMS OF OPPRESSION + PERSONAL HOME PAGE (PROJECT PRESENTATIONS)

MATERIALS:

  • Safiya Noble, Algorithms of Oppression (Selections)
  • and/or
  • Ruha Benjamin, Race After Technology (Intro)
T 2/2
LIVE DISCUSSION: Bias, *Evening* 6PM PST
FACILITATORS: Anubha, Jonathan, Akemi
DUE: Mission Report: CAN THE INTERNET EVER BE "NEUTRAL"?
Th 2/4
PRESENTATIONS: Project 1
ONLINE DISCUSSION: Fandom
FACILITATORS: Isabel, Emily, Arden

WEEK 6: FROM FANS TO STANS

MATERIALS:

T 2/9
GUEST ARTIST: Carol Zou, 10AM PST
LIVE DISCUSSION: Fandom, 11AM PST
FACILITATORS: Isabel, Emily, Arden
DUE: MISSION REPORT Individual Check-in's
Th 2/11
PROJECT 2: COMMUNITY (Intro & Group Assignment)
LECTURE: Experience Design
WORKSHOP: Wireframes + Mockups
ONLINE DISCUSSION: Mutual Aid
FACILITATORS: Natalee, Wiley, Urna

WEEK 7: MUTUAL AID: NETWORKS FOR SURVIVAL

MATERIALS:

T 2/16
LIVE DISCUSSION: Mutual Aid, *Evening* 6PM PST
FACILITATORS: Natalee, Wiley, Urna
DUE: Mission Report
Th 2/18
WORKSHOP: CSS Layout Revisited
ONLINE DISCUSSION: Design is not Neutral
FACILITATORS: Matt, Kevin, Collette
DUE: Project 2: Concept, Inspirations & User Stories

WEEK 8: DESIGN IS NOT NEUTRAL

MATERIALS:

T 2/23
LIVE DISCUSSION: Design is not Neutral, 10AM PST
FACILITATORS: Matt, Kevin, Collette
DUE: Mission Report: HOW CAN DESIGN HELP PEOPLE "GET FREE"?
DUE: Wireframes & Mockups
Th 2/25
WORKSHOP: Javascript & Jquery
ONLINE DISCUSSION: Technologies of Respect
FACILITATORS: Skye, Kat, Zona, Chloe

WEEK 9: TECHNOLOGIES OF RESPECT

MATERIALS:

T 3/2
LIVE DISCUSSION: Technologies of Respect, *Evening* 6PM PST
FACILITATORS: Skye, Kat, Zona, Chloe
DUE: Mission Report
Th 3/4
Project 2 Peer Reviews

WEEK 10: FINAL PROJECT PRESENTATIONS

T 3/9
Project 2 Presentations
Th 3/11
Project 2 Presentations Cont'd