Thursday, April 16, 2015

Reading For Friday, the 24th: Is Google Making Us Stupid?

We'll be taking a look at Nicholas Carr's now famous argument about Google from The Atlantic on Friday, April 24.  Give it a read.  It's kind of interesting.  Click on the fish to get the article...

Carr, Nicholas. "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 01 July 

     2008. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.

Or you can access... the original print version.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Copyleft - Future Music

What is the music of the future?

Bjork attached an album to an app

Ever since music has gone digital, and even before that, maintaining it as property has been difficult... because of the new connected technologies.  Citation is... looser here than in text.

The music of the future seems to be heading in the direction of a shared form...

Marcel Duchamp's L.H.O.O.Q. as a repurposing of da Vinci's Mona Lisa

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

No Class Friday

Instead of having class on Friday, make a QR code with an embedded claim about the future at and post it to your blogs by next Wednesday!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Don't forget to make good careful observations and imagine the rest...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Reading: Slow, Hyper, and Machine

Some Tips on Reading

Close Reading

Read Barack Obama's handwritten reflection on The Gettysburg Address closely and carefully.

Hyper Reading
  1. Start.
  2. Skim.
  3. Sideread.
  4. Surmise.
Read Jaron Lanier's You Are Not A Gadget in 5 minutes.  Then, report back, and tell me what it's about.

Machine Reading

Let's take H.G. Wells's The Time Machine and read it using Spritz via Readsy and Wordle.

Read quickly through a Twitter tag.
     How is reading and writing different on Twitter or text messaging?
     Are there rules?
     How does your mom text message?
     * (Translate a famous person's Tweet into Standard Edited English, and post it to your blog.)