(we thought Tuesday was a better day for a podcast lecture instead haha)
This is a video I created last night using YouTube’s in-browser video editor.
- The interface is clean, and mostly intuitive.
- Wide range of basic controls for common editing tasks.
- includes CC licensed clips to use & experiment with.
- includes a large CC licensed music library for use.
- will import pictures from Google+ account, or upload from computer.
- Processing & publishing can take up to 48 hours, depending on how long the video is (and how many clips, transitions, titles, etc., the project is using). This small video took about 6 hours to process & publish.
- Interface is sometimes buggy, particularly with the labeling of clip times (in one click it’s 7 seconds, drag the slider ever-so-slightly and you jump up to 27 seconds).
- You are limited to clips of under 15 minutes in length.
- Little control over audio track.
- Awesome utility for quick & dirty on-the-fly edits
- good go-to when other software isn’t available
[[[[YouTube Powerpoint Notes]]]]
Twitter (direct link to Twitter.com)
Video: Clay Shirky: Institutions vs. collaboration <— this video is from 2005, the year Twitter was born, and years before social media would be used to demonstrate the power of collaboration in political change (as was the case with the Arab Spring, and [to a point] Occupy Wall Street.
[Twitter <– PowerPoint file, click to download]
This story involves many of the issues we talked about in class, including cyberbullying over social media, victim blaming/shaming, reluctance to report abuse and how social media documented the whole thing. Even Anonymous got involved! These links below will orient you to the issues of the case (in chronological order).
Here are some links to check out:
You will complete
three two more projects during the term. At least one must be was an essay as described below; the other two can be “new technology essays” using media other than text. Each student is urged to select projects that appeal to their own interests and career goals, but each project must be approved by the instructor prior to beginning work.
Projects: Round 2 projects due: 4/16
Traditional 5-6 page research-based paper. MLA style.
Create a blog (blogger.com or any free blogging service) and make at least three entries of 400-500 words. Post a link to MyCourses so others can find it. Respond to comments, and separately turn in a one-page summary reflecting on the experience.
Set up a Facebook group relating to a technology and collect relevant photos, links, wall posts. Invite lots of friends to comment. This project will require you to do some active promotion to get people to interact with your page!
Find a Wikipedia article on a topic with which you are familiar or would like to research, and modify the article by adding or revising content. Your modifications should be substantial (at least 1,000 words) and you will be required to follow up to observe the way your contributions are accepted (or rejected) by the Wikipedia community. You should (to the best of your ability) contribute to Wikipedia thoughtfully, and not attempt to post incorrect information. The idea is to contribute – not try to get rejected.
Script, create, and publish on YouTube a short (4-6 minutes) video clip, either illustrating technical proficiency in YouTube (creative use of annotations, for example) and/or on the topic of a new media technology/issue.
Become a Podcaster
Create three podcasts of 1-2 minutes each, addressing a different facet of another project topic (i.e. Facebook, Flickr, Wikipedia). Publish the feed to iTunes.
REQUIRES HAVING YOUR OWN SERVER SPACE ON THE WEB. Archive.org will serve some space for free…
Photostream your Ideas
Create a Flickr photostream (using your own photos or illustrations) illustrating new technologies, specifically showing people interacting with them. The collection should include at least 50 tagged and described photos.
Interact with other users of a Multi-User Virtual Environment to accomplish a task that demonstrates one or more course concepts and share the experience in a written narrative. You may use a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) such as World of Warcraft or a non-gaming MUVE such as Second Life.
Machine Assisted Public Presentation
Research and create a 15-20 minute presentation utilizing Powerpoint, digital video, animations, sound, Smart Board technology, and/or Skype. The presentation must relate to new technology and its uses, and must be given in class.
In this project you will “live tweet” an event as it’s happening. The event should be one that would typically be covered by traditional media (newspapers,radio) and should be an event greater than 2 hours in length (though, you may chronicle an event much longer — even over a few days — if you wish).
A successful Twitter project should incorporate many descriptive tweets, generating a feeling of “being there” for their followers.
Powerpoint crashed and I’m not sure if it’s ever coming back. I’ve been looking at the blue spinny Windows thing for about 20 minutes.
We might have notes in class. Or we might just wing it 😉 At any rate, here are two links we’ll be discussing.
Cyberbullying 2010: What the Research Tells Us (Pew Research Center)