Digital Diversity

AMST 475/ DTC 475

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review of final projects/videos…

I will review your videos up to the day before they are due if you would like feedback. Easiest would be for you to upload your videos to YouTube and send me the link to preview and send you comments.


Blog post #11 due this Friday April 29.

Final blog post and video project due May 5.

See assignment guidelines for full details.

final project due date

Your final project (ie: your video) is due MAY 5 by 3 PM. It needs to be posted to your blog along with the two paragraph contextual statement as stated in the assignment guidelines.

storyboards for final projects

Due to me by 5 PM this WED April 13, either via email or in my mailbox in Wilson 111.


1. Quizzes graded and up on Angel–these reflect ALL the quiz grades for this semester.

2. Blog assignment 10 is posted under the assignment tab.

always on media log

Starting tomorrow, Thursday April 7, you need to keep a daily media log for ONE FULL WEEK INCLUDING THE WEEKEND documenting how much time you spend using each of the following technologies (if you media multitask estimate how much time for each):

  1. YouTube
  2. Facebook
  3. Online television (netflix, hulu etc)
  4. Mobile Phone
  5. Texting
  6. Skype
  7. General internet use
  8. Internet for school work
  9. Computer for school work
  10. Computer for work
  11. iPod (or other MP3 player)
  12. Gaming (online or console)
  13. any other digital technology that takes up more than 30 minutes of your day

**I will post the full assignment later this week, for now start your log and maintain it every day.


Final Project Guidelines

We started this class by brainstorming what “digital diversity” might mean or look like, how it is practiced, what institutions and beliefs define it and how it effects people globally. Over the semester we have looked at issues that all feed into a complex notion and understanding of digital diversity. For your final class project you must produce a short video showing what digital diversity is.

Your prompt for the video, then, is: digital diversity is…

Using this prompt decide how you want to show what digital diversity is, how it is practiced, lived, defined, created, rejected, etc on a global scale. Be creative. Use any sources you’d like to create the video: a mash-up, interviews, songs, etc. However, your video must have a THESIS. That is, how are YOU defining digital diversity based on the 16 weeks in this class, what is your argument?

It must be apparent to me that you are using the readings, assignments and discussions we have had to formulate your thesis. Your final video should be no shorter than 3 minuets, but it certainly can be longer. In addition to the video you must post a “contextual statement” of no less than 2 paragraphs defining your view using class materials for your evidence. At the end of the statement you must also have a works cited list for BOTH the video and the statement. The final project video will be your last blog post of the semester.

In class next week you will create a storyboard for your final video. A storyboard is like a rough draft on paper. You go step by step through the video. You should have a title, the main points, the visuals and music (or other audio) you will use a clear idea of what your goal is for the video. What point are you trying to get across? How is the best way to make your point? What images, songs, interviews, etc will be the most effective?

You can either sketch in your visuals or cut out images from magazines etc. Either way it needs to be CLEAR to ME what the visual is, what it represents and how you are using it. I will post the template below to produce your storyboards (the first page shows you how to use the template‚ what areas to fill in with what specific information, pages 2 and 3 are two different versions of the template you can use either). Here is the template:digitalstorytellingstoryboard.



project work day: WED 3.30

Tomorrow is a project work day for your groups. You need to meet for the full class time and make progress on your final presentation projects. By the end of the day one of your group members needs to email me with a summary of your work and a progress report showing me where you are at with yur project, what tasks you have identified for each group member to complete and any problems you are having.

Keep up with the readings. Quiz Monday.

assignment 9 posted

Assignment 9: The Social Network and “Generation Facebook” is posted under the assignment tab.

It is due FRI April 1, by 5 PM.

grades added / group projects

Your last quiz and in-class work from MON have been added to Angel–don’t forget to hit “refresh” on each page in Angel otherwise you won’t see the most current grades.

Group assignments will be handed out in class on WED, if you are not present in class you will not be able to participate and you will be ineligible for the points. Since you will be working in groups most of class you may want to bring a laptop so that you can begin to research your topics.