This course and its understanding of technology is grounded in the critical methodology of rhetoric, which students will hopefully come to value as a productive method for shaping and negotiating their personal, professional, and technological lives.
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UNCW Class Wiki and Calendar

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Distance Enhancement Project Undergraduate Support

Georgetown students:

The UNCW undergraduate students have completed their support materials for your Distance Enhancement Projects. Appended below are links to the materials, a corresponding Materials Analysis document that explicates the rhetorical effect of the materials, and a videotaped presentation of the materials. After reviewing the items corresponding to your project, please complete the survey form at the bottom of this page. Your feedback will be provided to the undergraduate students anonymously. Please complete the form before Tuesday, May 10.

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Podcast Caveat

Due to instructor error, some of the Georgetown podcasts for this week will address readings from the previous week.

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Georgetown Enhancement Pitches for UNCW

UNC-Wilmington students:

The Georgetown Distance Enhancement Pitches are linked below. All pitches were recorded in class. Below are the eight finalist chosen from sixteen pitches. After evaluating each pitch, please select four for the Georgetown students to pursue in groups (how you choose pitches is up to you). As a class, please append a comment to this post that identifies your four selections. Thank you in advance.

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Podcast Comment Rubric Working Draft

The podcast comment rubric working draft is available through this link.

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UNCW Distance Enhancement Pitches for Georgetown

Georgetown students:

The UNCW Distance Enhancement Pitches are linked below. Each pitch was limited to one file. Some students elected to present their pitches as documents, and some opted to record their pitches as videos. After evaluating each pitch, please select two for the UNCW students to pursue in groups (how you choose pitches is up to you). As a class, please append a comment to this post that identifies your two selections. Thank you in advance.

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"What the Luddites Really Fought Against"

This story might be of interest in light of our recent reading of Kevin Kelly's What Technology Wants:

The word "Luddite," handed down from a British industrial protest that began 200 years ago this month, turns up in our daily language in ways that suggest we’re confused not just about technology, but also about who the original Luddites were and what being a modern one actually means.

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Podcast Rubric Working Draft

The podcast rubric working draft is available through this link.

Our idea is that the rubric can be used by instructors to score the podcasts, and it also can be used by students to assign star ratings.

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A conversation with Kevin Kelly and Steven Johnson

Embedded below is audio of a prolonged conversation (~25 min.) between technologists Kevin Kelly and Steven Johnson mediated by Robert Krulwich, co-host of Radiolab. This conversation may inform our own thoughts about Kelly's book and the issues it addresses.

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Digital and physical social networks

In light of the Distance Enhancement Project and the recent governmental changes in Egypt, I'm asking students to listen to the first segment of the Radiolab podcast embedded below (~20 minutes) and then read the three linked short articles. These works discuss various overlaps among digital networks and physical social relationships. This is completely optional and there is no specific time frame. If you would like to comment on this material or add links to works that augment this discussion please feel free to do so through the "Add new comment" link below.

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