wrt fall 2012 course schedule

About the Course Schedule

Assignments and readings are due on the day they are listed. For example, Wesch should be read for Thursday, 9/6. This schedule is subject to change.

week 1: Beginnings / Course Themes

T 9/4: Brief Introductions; course web site, YouTube remix videos, some student mashup videos, photo essays
Hand out Social Media Blogging and Tweeting assignments
assignment for 9/6
H 9/6: Syllabus;  Wesch on YouTube; Larry Lessig on Creativity; creative commons and fair use; Set up course blog; talk briefly about Twitter.
assignment for 9/11

week 2: Course Themes / Remix

T 9/11: Kelly on Screen Literacy; McIntosh on historical remixes; Ferguson’s Everything is a Remix (parts 1 – 4); Gaylor’s RIP: A Remix Manifesto; kelly-remix-questions.pdf
assignment for 9/13
H 9/13: Edwards and Tryon, Tryon (both), and remix videos: “Shining,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “Brokeback to the Future,” “Mrs Doubtfire,” Communism,” “Ain’t We Got Fun?” (Brokeback Mountain Trailer), Imagine This,” “100 Movies, 100 Quotes, 100 Numbers,” “The Golden Age of Video” by Ricardo Autobahn, “LITERAL Tron Legacy Trailer
Hand out Theoretical Analysis of a Remix assignment

assignment for 9/18

week 3: Remix | Weekly Bloggers: DW, JB

T 9/18: McCloud, “Vocabulary of Comics” and “Blood in the Gutter”; Garfield Minus Garfield; Bloom Like an Artist by Ida Eva Margrethe Neverdahl (jellyvampire),  and Intro to Prezi.
H 9/20: Prezi and the assignment

week 4: Remix | Weekly Bloggers: LD, JC

T 9/25: Discussion of Intertextuality, Montage, Juxtaposition, the assignment, and Intro to Prezi
H 9/27: Discussion of Comics readings from 9/18, including “Blood in the Gutter”
Remix Assignment Rough Draft due online by class time
Hand out the Video Mashup Assignment

week 5: Remix / Mashup | Weekly Bloggers: CS, MG, LG

T 10/2: More on remix/mashup theory, Vaidhyanathan on copyright, Cornell University copyright table
Hand out the Video Mashup Assignment
H 10/4: Peer response; discuss mashup assignment
Remix Assignment Rough Draft due online by class time
Remix Assignment Final Draft and Reflection due
assignment for 10/9

week 6: Semiotics | Weekly Bloggers: SC, JT

T 10/9: on mashup topics
H 10/11: Hall, This Means That: Introduction, Chapters 1, 2, 3; semiotics-discussion-questions.pdf
Remix Assignment Final Draft and Reflection due

week 7: Semiotics | Weekly Bloggers: JM, JW-A

T 10/16: Hall, This Means That: Chapters 4, 5, and 6
Video Mashup proposals due
H 10/18: Hall, This Means That: Chapters 7 and 8
assignment for 10/23

week 8: Mashup | Weekly Bloggers: CB, EB

T 10/23: Work on mashup video; conf-signup-sheet-f12.pdf
Video summary and storyboard due
H 10/25: Work on mashup video
Video Mashup Rough Draft #1 due on YouTube channel by class time
assignment for 10/30

week 9: Mashup

T 10/30Class Canceled for Conferences
H 11/1: copyright and digital copyright; Halloween Party; wrt-f12-remix-analysis-template.doc

week 10: Election Week / Conference Week

M 11/5: Mashup Rough Draft #2 due on YouTube by 11:0opm 9:00am (time changed to accomodate conferences)
T 11/6
: Class Canceled for election day — VOTE!!
H 11/8: Class canceled for Conferences
assignment for 11/13

week 11: Photo Essay | Weekly Bloggers: AR, LD

T 11/13: magazine covers: Esquire (October 1966); Esquire (April 1968); Glamour (August 1968)Rolling Stone (January 22, 1981); Vanity Fair (August 1991); Time Magazine (June 27, 1994); Rolling Stone (July 10-24, 2008)
Essays by Niepce, Daguerre, Arago, Baudelaire, and Stieglitz
assignment for 11/15
H 11/15: Essays by Hine, Weston, Berger, Kuhn, Kelly
Hand out Photo Essay Assignment
assignment for 11/20
F 11/16 Sunday 11/18: Mashup Video Final Draft and Reflection Due online by 11:00pm

week 12: Photo Essay

T 11/20: Essays by Sontag, Burgin and The Photo Essays; Lighting, Weather, and the Subject
Photo Essay Proposal due on course blog by 11:00pm
H 11/22: Class canceled for Thanksgiving

week 13: Photo Essay | Weekly Bloggers: JG, TD

T 11/27: The Photo Essays, manual camera operation, depth of field, questions about project
H 11/29:essays by Lister, Manovich, and Ritchin; Camera presentation
assignment for 12/4

week 14: Photo Essay | Weekly Bloggers: SG, JL

T 12/4: Annie Leibovitz documentary: Life Through a Lens; RadioLab and Studio360 radio programs on truth in photography; contact sheets and selections (from The Contact Sheet edited by Steve Crist, Ammo Books, 2009)
H 12/6:
In-Class Photo Assessment

week 15: Photo Essay / Endings | Weekly Bloggers: NL, CS

T 12/11: Reflecting on the semester, Department of Writing Arts 9 Core Values
H 12/13: Last day of class
Photo Essay Rough Draft due
H 12/20: Photo Essay Final Draft due in Issuu and blog post


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