Category Archives: Reading assignments

Peer review for the Text to Hypertext project

I think peer review went pretty well last time, I suspect for two reasons. First, we have gotten to know each other (even though it’s an online class!), and I think that familiarity with each other makes it a lot … Continue reading

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Andrew D.’s Interview with Rebekah Humphries

Our last (but not least!) graduate student interview of this semester comes from Andrew. It’s an interview with Rebekah Humphries, who had (though not any longer? I’m not sure about that) a major role in the Kiwanis of Michigan, and she … Continue reading

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Scott B.’s Project: An interview with Ann Arbor YMCA Communications Director Jan Hack

The second grad student “up” for discussion this week is Scott and his project with Jan Hack at the Ann Arbor YMCA.  Here’s a link to the interview. There’s reference to the YMCA’s web site in the interview, so I thought … Continue reading

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Ja’La’s Graduate Project: An Interview with Debra Stewart

This is where we’ll talk about the first of our graduate students’ projects/presentations, this one an interview with Debra Stewart by Ja’La W. What I would recommend is that you all go read the interview that Ja’La has set up … Continue reading

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“Can’t Stop the Fandom: Writing Participation in the Firefly ’Verse”

This is where we’ll talk about Liza Potts’ “Can’t Stop the Fandom: Writing Participation in the Firefly ’Verse.” In some ways, this might not be quite as useful this term as it has been in the past when I’ve done this assignment … Continue reading

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Discussing Wolff’s “Baby, We Were Born to Tweet Springsteen Fans, the Writing Practices of In Situ Tweeting, and the Research Possibilities for Twitter”

This is where we’ll talk about Bill Wolff’s article “Baby, We Were Born to Tweet Springsteen Fans, the Writing Practices of In Situ Tweeting, and the Research Possibilities for Twitter.” This is kind of a complicated and long essay, and if you … Continue reading

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“Super Mom in a Box”

This is where we’ll talk about the essay “Super Mom in a Box.” Sorry I’m a little later on this than I’d prefer, but it has been one of those “one thing after another” series of days. The next few … Continue reading

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About “Tales from the Public Domain” and Creative Commons

This is where we’ll talk about “Tales from the Public Domain,” a comic by Keith Aoki, James Boyle, and Jennifer Jenkins, which is actually a comic about copyright, and also a bit about Creative Commons. I am always torn about how … Continue reading

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And shifting into readings sort of between the text to hypertext and social media assignments…

We’re starting to move away from the readings that are specifically about the text to hypertext/usability projects (that is, Krug and Redish and the like) and more into some readings that make connections between that assignment and the semester of … Continue reading

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Continuing to talk about “Do Not Track” (and a few related FWIW readings/thoughts)

You can continue the conversation about “Do Not Track” where we started it and/or here, that’s totally up to you. But I wanted to post a new thread first to remind you to make sure you finish up the series– … Continue reading

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