Digital assignments — beta testing by students. Contact Leigh at http://betatesters.readywriting.org/
Dorothy Kim, March 21, 4 pm
Cryptoparty with Kris Shaffer
From our January 31 meeting:
Adam Heidebrink-Bruno, “Syllabus as Manifesto…”
“…Nick Couldry, a British media scholar, who argues in his book Why Voice Matters that we are experiencing a contemporary crisis of voice—across political, economic, social domains. At root, he argues, is a pervasive doctrine of neoliberalism that denies voice matters.”
Documentary studies — close reading, “close enough to hurt”
“Get proximate” to the social justice issues that need our attention
Social Justice and education
What do our students’ domains look like after they leave the course in which it was created?
How do faculty use these in “later” classes?
§ Readings for today:
¶ President Paino’s Vision statement for UMW
“Investment of Hope” — 4 goals, each with action steps:
1.Service and social justice
2. Reconstitute the liberal arts for the digital age
3. “Immerse students in impactful learning experienes”
4. Diverse and conclusive community for success
What does a public institution look like with digital liberal arts?
¶ Bryan William Van Norden, “What’s with Nazis and Knights?” Huff Post, 9/19/17
¶ Nathan Heller, “What’s Roiling the Liberal Arts?” The Big Uneasy, The New Yorker, May 30, 2016
¶ Dorothy Kim, “Teaching Medieval Studies in a Time of White Supremacy,” In the Middle, August 28, 2017
¶ Dorothy Kim, “Race, Gender, Academia, and the Tactics of Digital Online Harassment,” SCS Newsletter (Sept. 2017), Medieval Studies and Harassment: https://classicalstudies.org/about/scs-newsletter-september-2017-medieval-studies-and-harassment
“This lack of a website has been a regular talking point for institutions and colleagues who have invited me out for lectures or workshops. It’s an inconvenience but one I plan to continue doing because of the mass of harassment I expect to get when Digital Whiteness and Medieval Studies (forthcoming, ArcPress/WMU) comes out as it discusses online white supremacy (white supremacists/white nationalists/KKK/MRA etc.).”
§ See also:
¶ DK mentioned: Being Black at Michigan
¶ stablish a Social Media Policy, SCS
¶ Rebecca Mead, “The Troll Slayer, A Cambridge classicist takes on her sexist detractors,” The New Yorker, Sept. 1, 2014.
¶ Mary Beard, “Women in Power”
¶ Sarah E. Bond, “Why we need to start seeing the Classical world in color,” Hyperallergic, June 7, 2017.
“Most museums and art history textbooks contain a predominantly neon white display of skin tone when it comes to classical statues and sarcophagi. This has an impact on the way we view the antique world. The assemblage of neon whiteness serves to create a false idea of homogeneity — everyone was very white! — across the Mediterranean region. The Romans, in fact, did not define people as “white”; where, then, did this notion of race come from?”
¶ Colleen Flaherty, “Threats for what she didn’t say,” Inside Higher Ed, June 19, 2017.
§ Pedagogical take-aways:
¶ Be patient, be diligent, teach awareness, have their back, support
More on canva.com:
data.chronicle.com — for displaying date…and possibly adding data.
storymap — part of knight lab
For next week:
Troy’s Vision Statement
Mission of the Liberal Arts and Public Institutions: Roads Taken, Kid for Life
Changing nature of public and private
Changing role of public scholars
Moya, “The Ethics of Public Scholarship”
For the future:
Where is the internet?
Physicality of data?
Tracking Transience — cannot copy link
TED Talk — cannot copy link
The Circle (excerpt attached from Martha)
Canva.com — for designing; completely free; can download as a pdf.
TheNounProject.com — icons for everything
Pixlr.com — PhotoShop-lite
Unsplash — for photos, free, public domain images
DS106 — assignment bank
HERA: Historic Environment Resource Assessment, HISP UMW
H5P.com — a collection of tools that help you with other site.
knightlab.northwestern.edu — Juxtapose, Soundcite (add sound), Storymap (no collaboration), Timeline (create a Google spreadsheet; can collaborate with this); tools built for journalists
“It’s not the technology…it’s the teaching.” This isn’t always the case.
“Will our children’s children’s children need the company of humans, or will they have evolved in a world where that’s not important?”
Lawrence Krauss, Cosmologist, Arizona State University
Teaching students to live with ambiguity
How does having the internet change our expectations of students?
“the web students bring me”
Sign up for a new app
First meeting of Digital Knowledge, Domain of One’s Own, DTLT:
Is digital changing everything, or is knowledge changing the digital?
Art history reading on digital art history?
Domain Fellows, started by Martha Burtis – take DoOO out of the classroom and into their lives.
Ray Bradbury, “There Will Come Soft Rains.” http://schoolsites.schoolworld.com/schools/Cheltenham/webpages/cmanser/files/there%20will%20come%20soft%20rains%20(bradbury)1.pdf
See also Bradbury’s The Veldt The World the Children Made, first published in The Saturday Evening Post, September 23, 1950.
Audry Watters, The Web We Need to Give Students.” https://brightreads.com/the-web-we-need-to-give-students-311d97713713
An outsider looking in.
“Giving students their own digital domain is a radical act. It gives them the ability to work on the Web and with the Web.” Why is this radical?
David Weinberger, Small Pieces Loosley Joined (2002). http://www.smallpieces.com/
Werner Herzog, Lo and Behold, documentary.
Thinking about a new tool for ARTH 317: Laboratory in Museum Studies.
OK, it’s not what we’ll be looking at in class, but it’s just an example to see how it works and how this can be uploaded to a blog. I can see using this in the next Margaret Sutton exhibition, spring 2018.
I can imagine creating something like this with students about the city of Venice. The link is to The Virtual Lawn produced at the University of Virginia. There’s a great deal here that focuses on Jefferson and his architecture at UVA, but also the Renaissance architect Palladio, Humanism, ancient and Renaissance villas, and much more.
I also really like Frederic Kaplan’s Ted Talk on building an information time machine on the city of Venice. This would be a challenge here.