Welcome to our class blog. Here is where I will posting all readings, assignments and resources. I’m looking forward to productive semester.
Here is a link to The Language of New Media by Lev Manovich
and here is The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Walter Benjamin
I have updated the link to a better translation of the text and apologize if you have already printed the other version out but this is the one we will be working from in class. Also I’m including some notes on how to write your response papers.
Your weekly response papers should be approximately one page.
Here is a possible approach:
As you read the text, underline segments that you think are critical. Jot down thoughts about the meaning and how it may relate to media in the digital world. Compare ideas presented in the text to other texts you may read in the past. Write down questions you may have as you read. Think about if you agree or disagree with a particular idea. When you are finished reading: look over your notes and put them into sentences. You may add the page numbers that you are referring to – s0 that we can use the primary source to address them. Looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday and hearing your thoughts on this critical text which has been very influential. Let me know if you have questions. You can do it!