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The Final

May 26, 2011

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Hope all’s well, folks. Here’s the prompt for the final. Let’s keep it simple. The paper should: Be two pages, single-spaced, with 12-point TNR font and one-inch margins. Return to one of your previous response papers (#1 – #8, not #9) and develop a thought, claim, or argument you had there. (To do so, you’ll […]

VJ Session

May 17, 2011

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Hello, everyone! Hope this finds you well. Here’s the prompt for your VJ sessions. Learning Outcomes Demonstrate a knowledge of the course material by collaboratively adding what you believe is missing from it. Successfully teach the class about a keyword at the intersection of the history of computers and the history of film. Persuasively communicate […]

Papers 3, 6, and 9

April 14, 2011

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Ok, everyone: here’s the final prompt for this quarter’s response papers. When approaching the third paper (i.e., 3, 6, and 9) in each paper set, please give the following a try: Write a letter to me (one page, single-spaced, twelve-point TNR font). That means you should follow the generic conventions of a letter. (However, you […]

Papers 2, 5, and 8

April 2, 2011

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Just to quickly reiterate, folks: you’ll be writing nine short (one page, single-spaced, twelve-point TNR font) response papers this quarter. One’s due each Tuesday, and—topically, at least—they come in sets of three (i.e., 1-2-3, 4-5-6, and 7-8-9). When approaching the second paper (i.e., 2, 5, and 8) in each of those sets, please give the […]

Papers 1, 4 & 7

March 31, 2011

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As I mentioned during our last class meeting, you’ll be writing nine short (one page, single-spaced, twelve-point TNR font) response papers this quarter. One’s due each Tuesday, and—topically, at least—they come in sets of three (i.e., 1-2-3, 4-5-6, and 7-8-9). When approaching the first paper (i.e., 1, 4, and 7) in each of those sets, […]

Giant Brains!

March 31, 2011

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Hope all’s well, folks. On Thursday the 31st and Tuesday the 5th, we’ll be watching The Machine that Changed the World: Giant Brains (1992), with a running time of sixty minutes. As a reminder: plan for approaching the film in fragments. We’ll stop it often, discuss, take notes, and so on. From the perspective of film, […]

Twitter

March 29, 2011

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(The following prompt is adapted from an assignment written by Brian Croxall.) Twitter is a “micro-blogging” platform with a peculiar feature: your individual posts can be no longer than 140 characters. Why this particular length? Well, Twitter was designed to work through cell phone text messaging. You can not only update Twitter from your phone/computer, […]

Welcome!

March 29, 2011

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I’m looking forward to working with you this quarter. In the meantime, feel free to peruse this site (where all of the assignments and course announcements will be posted). Of note, the syllabus is here and also distributed across the top navigation bar. (The above image is from Alphaville. We’re watching that film later in the […]