Week 2, Assignments 3 & 4
Week 2, Assignment 3
Please the read the essays listed under Web 2.0 Readings (Part 1: 1945 – 1996).
For “As We May Think” by V. Bush, only read the Introduction and sections 1, 3, 6, 7, and 8. This is a complex piece. Pay close attention to how Bush is discussing the central problem of the day (the day being 1945)—how to handle the huge amounts of information now available—and his solution in the Mimex. Here is a diagram of the Mimex, which was published in Life magazine soon after the Atlantic Monthly article appeared:
There is no set prompt to respond to the readings. Rather, begin blogging about the readings as discussed in the Blogging assignment.
Please also read an essay by Atwood and a blog post by Silver, which discuss Twitter. We’ll be starting to use Twitter on Thursday. All readings are on the Readings page.
Week 2, Assignment 4
Please the read the essays listed under Web 2.0 Readings (Part 2: 1999 – 2005). For the essay by Selfe, read only pages 10 – 15 under the heading, “What is Technological Literacy?” Be prepared to discuss these readings and the ones for Tuesday in terms of themes that run through them.
Continue blogging and begin the Twitter assignment.