info arch spring 2013 weekly schedule

About the Schedule

All readings are to be completed before class and students must come to class ready to discuss the text in great detail. The schedule is subject to change and will be updated throughout the semester.

January

Week 1: 1/24
Introductions, syllabus, Nardi & O’Day, Norman, Krishna; set up course blog
Hand out Twitter Assignment and Blogging Assignment

Week 2: 1/31
Class canceled — BW has the flu :-(
Robinson, The Story of Writing, Introduction, Chapters 1 – 10, 13, Postscript

February

Week 3: 2/7 | Weekly Blogger: Devon
Robinson, The Story of Writing, Introduction, Chapters 1 – 10, 13, Postscript
Lakoff & Johnson, selections from Metaphors We Live By

Week 4: 2/14 | Weekly Bloggers: Jason and Wayne
Lakoff & Johnson, Metaphors We Live By, Preface, Chapters 1 – 25 (pages 1 – 194), Afterword
Tufte, selections from Beautiful Evidence; “Fighting to Live as the Towers Died”
Hand out formal essay assignment

Week 5: 2/21 | Weekly Bloggers: Cassie and Christen
Tufte, pages 9 – 121 in Beautiful Evidence; “Fighting to Live as the Towers Died” readings on Readings page
Hand out formal essay assignments

Tufte, selections from Beautiful Evidence

Week 6: 2/28 |
Tufte, finish Beautiful Evidence; Tufte, “Decision to Launch the Space Shuttle Challenger”; Hans Rosling’s TED talk, spend quite a bit time with WorldMapper
Formal Essay Rough Draft 1 (5 – 7 pages) due in Dropbox by classtime

March

Week 7: 3/7 | Weekly Blogger: Tom
Moretti, Graphs, Maps, Trees (whole book) and infographics
Formal Essay Rough Draft 1 (7 – 8 pages) due in Dropbox by classtime
Hand out Infographic Assignment

Week 8: 3/14 | Weekly Blogger: Devon
Lupton, Thinking with Type (whole book)
Hand out Infographic Assignment
Hand out formal essay rough draft 2 assignment

Week 9: 3/21
Spring Break, No Class

Week 10: 3/28 | Weekly Blogger: Tom
On the semantic web; Jonathan Harris; others on collabularies, folksonomies, rss, database design, tweet anatomy
Infographic rough draft due

April

Week 11: 4/4 | Weekly Bloggers: Wayne, Tom
Bush (1945), Turing (1950), Engelbart (1962), Nelson (1965), Kay and Goldberg (1977), Berners-Lee, et al. (1994), Berners-Lee, et al (2001), Manovich (2002), Mathes (2004), O’Reilly (2005), Shadbolt, et al (2006), Lamantia (2006), RSS and API Wikipedia entries
4/5 (Friday): Infographic final draft due

Week 12: 4/11
eLit
Sunday, 4/14: Formal Essay Rough Draft 2 (9 – 11 pages) due on Dropbox by classtime 11:00pm
Hand out Pecha Kucha assignment

Week 13: 4/18 | Weekly Bloggers: Cassie and Christen
Borsuk & Bouse, Between Page and Screen (whole book); eLit; code poems and stories
Hand out generative poetry assignment

Week 14: 4/25 | Weekly Blogger: Jason
Work in class on code poems; course evals; Turnpike Gamblers (Draft)
Pecha Kucha presentations
Hand out formal essay final draft assignment

May

Week 15: 5/2 — last day of class; Baking Information Architecture party
generative poem drafts due

Week 16: Date TBD (Finals Week)
5/6: Final generative poem and reflections due by 11:00pm
5/10: Final formal essay due in Dropbox by 11:00pm

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