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Welcome!

Welcome to Writing in and for Digital Environments, fall 2016

Please fill out the following information on your index cards:

  1. Name
  2. Preferred personal pronouns (she/her; he/him; they/theirs; or other)
  3. Class year
  4. Email and phone #
  5. Hometown
  6. One interesting fact to help me get to know you
  7. On the BACK side and to share with the class—what do you find yourself reading most online and why? Social media? Blogs? Sports?

Examples of Videos & Interviews from class on 11/10

Dez’s visual poetry video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnjJvzprjN0

Interview examples from you all:

 

Writing Center Student videos:

 

Plus, some student projects from last year:

Final Project Presentations: Feedback Form

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Instructions for Groupwork

Group Work Tuesday 9/16/14

In groups, take some time to look at a set of blogs I have pulled together. Read through the last 3-4 posts, check out the “about” page if there is one, and notice the form of the blog. Then work through, together in groups, the 5 Analytical Moves.

1) Suspend judgment (try to refrain from saying how much you love or hate the blog)

2) Instead, notice : What are the significant parts of the blog?
i. In terms of form?
ii. In terms of content?

3) Across these blogs, what do you see as repetitions? Contrasts? Anomalies?

4) Draw some conclusions (or make some inferences):
i. What kinds of audiences are these blogs seeking?
ii. How do they encourage readers to stay on the page?
iii. How do they engage the reader?

5) Apply this knowledge to your ideas about your blog.
i. Talk with your group about how these blogs are useful (or not!) for your research
ii. Link your initial reaction to the blogs (which I asked you to ignore in move #1) to what you saw when you analyzed the blog.

Pick a blog of your choice from either:

Then take a look at these blogs:

Group #1

http://wattsupwiththat.com/

http://captainawkward.com

Group #2

http://fivethirtyeight.com/contributors/nate-silver/

http://www.runofplay.com/

Group #3

http://thefeministwire.com

http://www.gretchenrubin.com/

Group #4

http://www.mischiefsoffaction.com

http://www.abandonedamerica.us/

Group #5

https://medium.com/

http://londonist.com/

Group #6

http://artlog.com/

http://thugkitchen.com

The semester has yet to begin, but check back the week of September 2nd to see what we’re up to….

In the meantime, take a look at the Dickinson College Digital Humanities blog for exciting projects currently underway: http://blogs.dickinson.edu/digitalhumanities/