Week 3

Read and respond on Twitter to your classmate’s “Contextualizing Scholarship Activity” you are assigned. Discuss the media object he or she identified. Is it different than the one you chose? Do you agree with their choice? Using Manovich’s four characteristics, explain why or why not. Write and post three tweets that encapsulate your thoughts.

Look at this famous image from the film The Matrix and the video clip that experiments with recreating the “raining code” concept from the film, and explain how it visually represents the ideas raised in the readings for this week, particularly the relationship humans have with computers and information. (250 words; cite from the readings; due by the beginning of Tuesday’s class.)