Semester Schedule of Events by Week

This schedule is bound to change.

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Work Due

Week 1 – Developing a Theory of Technology & Writing
8/20 Mon. Introductions
8/22 Wed. Latour, Bruno. “Where Are the Missing Masses? The Sociology of a Few Mundane Artifacts.”

Latour, Bruno. “Mixing Humans with Non-Humans: Sociology of a Door-Closer“.
8/24 Fri. Thompson, Clive. “We’re All Coders Now

Stolley, Karl. Ch 1, “Why Write for the Web?”
 Week 2 – Digital Rhetoric
8/27 Mon. Bolter, Jay David. “Writing as Technology.”
8/29 Wed. Losh, Elizabeth. “Digital Rhetoric
8/31 Fri. Stolley, Karl. Ch 2, “Reading the Web”
 Week 3 – Complex Rhetorical Ecologies
9/3 Mon. Holiday
9/5 Wed. Cooper, Marilyn. “The Ecology of Writing”
9/7 Fri. Lehrer, Jonah. “The Buddy System

Stolley, Karl. Ch 3, “Creating Web Content”
 Week 4 – Visual Rhetoric
9/10 Mon. Ball, Cheryl E. “Show, not tell: The value of new media scholarship”.
9/12 Wed. Maps of the 2008 US Presidential Election Results

New York Times Inforgraphics
9/14 Fri. Stolley, Karl. Ch 4, “Standards-Based Web Pages”
 Week 5 – The Age of Complex Networks
9/17 Mon. Blakesley, David, and Thomas Rickert. “From Nodes to Nets.”
9/19 Wed. Rheingold, Howard. “Network Literacy,” Part One & Part Two
9/21 Fri. Stolley, Karl. Ch 5, “Preparing to Write and Design”
 Week 6 – Exploring Social Networking
9/24 Mon. Nardi, Bonnie A., Steve Whittaker, and Heinrich Schwarz. “It’s Not What You Know It’s Who You Know.”
9/26 Wed. Anderson, Chris, and Michael Wolff. “The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet”.
9/28 Fri. Stolley, Karl. Ch 6, “Accessibility”
 Week 7 – Access & Social Justice
10/1 Mon. Eubanks, Virginia “Trapped in the Digital Divide”
Ridolfo, Jim; William Hart-Davidson, and Michael McLeod “Archive 2.0
10/3 Wed. boyd, danah. “White Flight in Networked Publics
10/5 Fri. Stolley, Karl. Ch 7, “Usability”
 Week 8 – Virtual Community & Social Production
10/8 Mon. Benkler, Yochai. “Coase’s Penguin, or, Linux and ‘The Nature of the Firm’”
10/10 Wed. Kreiss, Daniel, Megan Finn, and Fred Turner. “The Limits of Peer Production.”
10/12 Fri. Stolley, Karl. Ch 8, “Sustainability”
 Week 9 – The Power, Crowds, Participation, & #Riots
10/15 Mon. DeVoss, Dànielle Nicole, and James E. Porter. “Why Napster Matters to Writing: Filesharing as a New Ethic of Digital Delivery.”
10/17 Wed. Wasik, Bill. “#Riot: Self-Organized, Hyper-Networked Revolts—Coming to a City Near You.”
10/19 Fri. (no class) Stolley, Karl. Ch 9, “Structured Content: XHTML Overview”
 Week 10 – Curation
10/22 Mon. Diehl, Amy et al. “Grassroots: Supporting the Knowledge Work of Everyday Life.”
10/24 Wed. Scoble, Robert. “Seven Needs of Real-time Curators,”, March 27, 2010, Blog post.
Good, Robin. “Real-time News Curation, Newsmastering, and Newsradars: The Complete Guide, Parts 1–6,”, September 7, 2010, Blog posts.

Rheingold, Howard. Robin Good on Curation (video).

Rheingold, Howard. Robert Scoble on Online Curation (video).

Rheingold, Howard. Henry Lowood on Curation (video).
10/26 Fri. Stolley, Karl. Ch 10, “Presentation and Design: CSS Overview”
10/27 Sat. Collaborative Wiki Book Review
 Week 11 – Collective Intelligence and Crowdsourcing
10/29 Mon. Wooley, Anita Williams, et al. “Evidence for a Collective Intelligence Factor in the Performance of Human Groups”
10/31 Wed. Tiziana Terranova. “Free Labor: Producing Culture for the Digital Economy
11/2 Fri. Stolley, Karl. Ch 11, “Rapid Prototyping”
 Week 12 – ‘bots as audience, ‘bots as authors
11/5 Mon. Kennedy, Krista. “Textual Machinery”
11/7 Wed. Lohr, Steve. “In Case You Wondered, a Real Human Wrote This Column

Pinola, Melanie. “ Is a Journaling App for iPhone That Writes Itself.”

 Week 13 – Community Informatics
11/12 Mon. Vetrans Day
11/14 Wed. Gurstein, Michael. “What Is Community Informatics (and Why Does It Matter)?”
11/16 Fri. Gurstein, Michael. “Gurstein’s Community Informatics“. Blog.

Stolley, Karl. Ch 13, “Page Metadata”
 Week 14 – How to Survive the Rhetor ‘bot Uprising
11/19 Mon. Finley, Klint. “Coders Can’t Put Writers Out Of A Job Yet, But We’d Better Watch Our Backs

epipheo. “How To Survive A Robot Uprising (aka Robopocalypse)“. YouTube.
11/21 Wed. Microtask 6, Karl. Ch 14, “Branding”
11/23 Fri. (no class) Thanksgiving
 Week 15 – Wrapping Things Up
11/26 Mon. Microtask 7
11/28 Wed. Mark Dixon, “Identity Map

Fred Cavazza, “Digital Identity Mapping

Ted Kaiser, “The Internet Cyborg
11/30 Fri. Lab
 Week 16 – Final Week
12/3 Mon. Personal Course Reflection Memo Due
12/5 Wed.  FINAL