Writing to the Moment
Tuesday, November 18, 2003
  Attention, Procrastinators

I've extended the Turnitin.com deadline. Get you papers in now.  
Wednesday, November 12, 2003
  Maybe I Shouldn't Blog About that Wild Party...

Check out The Onion article on blogging
Monday, November 10, 2003

This Friday (November 14) we will meet in Skiles 357, one of the computer labs, to give you time to work on your group projects.

The following Friday (November 21), we will meet in Skiles 302, the computer lab we used last week, again to give you time to work on group projects.

Later this week, we'll take time in class to schedule your group project presentations.

Happy Monday. 
Friday, November 07, 2003

Nope, not the film...Instead, it's a reading assignemnt for Monday by Tara McPherson available on electronic reserves. McPherson discusses how the web creates an illusion of "liveness" analogous to the experience of watching TV. She also discusses the illusory promioses of transformation associated with consumerism, specifically in the context of online shopping. You will have a blog due on the reading assignment on Monday by noon.

As you read, begin thinking about how the essay treats this concept of liveness and mobility. What are the benefits? What are the flaws? Keep in mind that McPherson is writing in 2002, after the web has become fairly commonplace, if not ubiquitous, in our lives. Also pay careful attentiion to Raymond Williams' description of television viewing in terms of flow. Most importantly, pay careful attention to McPherson's discussion of how the web structures human experience.

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If you have any questions let me know.  
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