First day of class, first time in a university class in 10 years. I’m actually pretty pumped about it.
Ongoing assignment for this class? To keep a running media log. Sounds interesting but what are the parameters? It could take FOREVER for me to record what I do on the net and with other “hard copy” media on a daily basis. Prof says he will provide guidelines.
One thing that’s certainly changed: our “classroom” is a computer lab and our “desks” consist of spaces so dominated by large monitors that I cannot see over the tops of them to see all my classmates’ faces.
Look forward to the first actual class next Monday.
Key concepts in this class for me:
- a “mediaverse”
- identity of nations conceived and perceived through mass media, as disseminated and perpetuated on a global scale
- patterns of media consumption/interaction/intake