Digital Diversity

AMST 475/ DTC 475

Course Schedule

WEEKLY ASSIGNMENT AND READING SCHEDULE

*subject to change, check each week prior to class

week one:

  • Jan 10: Course introduction: what is digital diversity?
  • Jan 12: Read Digital Media Ethics (DME) Chapter One: Central Issues in the Ethics of Digital Media  + Blogging 101 (in class)

week two:

  • Jan 17 – NO CLASS UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY

week three:

  • Jan 24: Read: DME: Chapter Two: Privacy in the Electronic Global Metropolis
  • Jan 26: Watch: Guarding the Family Silver

week four:

  • Jan 31: Watch: RIP: a Remix Manifesto
  • Feb 2: Read: DME: Chapter Three: Copying and Distributing via Digital Media

week five:

  • Feb 7: Read: DME: Chapter Four: Citizenship in the Global Metropolis
  • Feb 9: Read DME: Chapter Five: Still More Ethical Issues

week six:

  • Feb 14: Digital Ethics Debates (in-class)
  • Feb 16: Digital Ethics Debates (in-class)

week seven:

  • Feb 21 –NO CLASS UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY
  • Feb 23: Read: Technicolor: Race, Technology and Everyday Life (TRT) intro + Chapter One: “Beyond Access”

week eight:

  • Feb 28: Read TRT: Chapter Two: “Their Logic Against Them”
  • March 2: Read TRT: Chapter Four: “Temporary Access”

week nine:

  • March 7: Watch: The Secrets of Silicon Valley (in class)
  • March 9: Mandatory Final Group Project Workshop in class

week ten:

  • March 14   NO CLASS SPRING BREAK
  • March 16   NO CLASS SPRING BREAK

week eleven:

  • March 21: Watch: the Social Network
  • March 23: Watch: the Social Network

week twelve:

  • March 28: Read: The Young and the Digital intro, chapter 1 and chapter 2
  • March 30 Read: The Young and the Digital chapter 3 and chapter 4

week thirteen:

  • April 4: Read: The Young and the Digital chapter 5 and chapter 6
  • April 6: Read: The Young and the Digital chapter 7, chapter 8 and conclusion

week fourteen:

  • April 11 : Final project workshop in class
  • April 13 : Group project work day

week fifteen:

  • April 18 –PRESENTATIONS
  • April 20 –PRESENTATIONS

week sixteen:

  • April 25 –PRESENTATIONS
  • April 27 –Final class wrap up–projects
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