Day 1: Proseminar in New Media Studies

Last night began a new quarter of the graduate-level Proseminar in New Media Studies. I've kept some perennial favorites on the reading list—Sherry Turkle's Alone together and Jose van Dijck's The culture of connectivity—but have added a few new titles, too. As a counterpoint to Turkle, we'll read dana boyd's It's complicated: The social lives … Continue reading Day 1: Proseminar in New Media Studies

Day 1: Digital Writing, Fall 2015

Today is day 1 of Digital Writing! This is an undergraduate course at DePaul, which my department recently developed and made part of the core curriculum for our Professional Writing Minor. This is a fun class to teach: we make videos, develop blogs, and students work together to create a "Multimedia Change Campaign." Here's an … Continue reading Day 1: Digital Writing, Fall 2015

Day 1: Summer Digital Storytelling Course

For the first time, I'm teaching digital storytelling on DePaul's accelerated summer schedule. The class meets twice a week for five weeks, which means there won't be time to partner with community organizations and to train their staff to make digital stories, as in past iterations of the course. In lieu of work with community organizations, we'll … Continue reading Day 1: Summer Digital Storytelling Course