This semester we will be working on three major assignments, with continuous blog writing throughout.
Provocations and responses: We will continue the practice of having several students write provocations on the blog on the reading/subject of the week, and carrying on a conversation on the blog in advance of class. Because we meet a day earlier than in the past, we need the provocations to be up by Saturday, so that discussion can start Sunday, with enough time to bear fruit. Several of the provocation assignments will scaffold towards the three larger assignments below.
Project Abstracts/Short Proposals: Your midterm assignment is to create at least two different project proposals that each have at least two scope variations: one full and a reduced version. Full assignment will be given February 19th and is due March 19th
Collaboration and Wikipedia: Collaboratively write a Wikipedia article on one of the readings from last semester. Groups will be assigned February 26th, and is due March 26th
Final Project Proposal and Proof of Concept: Your final project is to turn in a proposal for a larger project, that includes a proof of concept. Your goal is to convince us that your proposal is relevant and productive AND that you can actually pull it off. The details will be discussed on March 19th, and will be due at the end of the semester. We will have three days of presentations, and the written proposal will be due during finals period.