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Link to Chat Room
Link to Chat Room

Hi everyone, Here is the link to our chat room for class on Thursday, Sept. 23. http://www.jasonfarman.com/amst418/chat/ When you click on the link, it will ask you to log in. Please put your REAL NAME but be sure that you DO NOT PUT A PASSWORD in the password field. Click “Log In” and you’ll be ready to chat! See you [...]

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Fear of Science & Technology — Read for Extra Credit Review
Fear of Science & Technology — Read for Extra Credit Review

Here’s the link to the chapter from Mack’s The Digital Divide: http://www.jasonfarman.com/amst418/Mack_Digital_Divide.pdf Please read this and write up a 1 page response to the chapter as extra credit. This assignment is due by Tuesday, Sept. 28.

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Mobile Phones: Intervening in the Digital Divide
Mobile Phones: Intervening in the Digital Divide

Here’s the link to a Washington Post article about how mobile phones are being used to address issues of the digital divide. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/07/AR2010090702996.html

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Week 5: Link to “Does Lara Croft Wear Fake Polygons” by Anne-Marie Schleiner
Week 5: Link to “Does Lara Croft Wear Fake Polygons” by Anne-Marie Schleiner

“Does Lara Croft Wear Fake Polygons” by Anne-Marie Schleiner

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Week 5: Link to “A Rape in Cyberspace” by Julian Dibbell
Week 5: Link to “A Rape in Cyberspace” by Julian Dibbell

“A Rape in Cyberspace” by Julian Dibbell

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Week 4: Link to “White Flight in Networked Publics” by danah boyd
Week 4: Link to “White Flight in Networked Publics” by danah boyd

“White Flight in Networked Publics” by danah boyd (PDF File)

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Week 4: Link to “Why Youth (Heart) Social Network Sites” by danah boyd
Week 4: Link to “Why Youth (Heart) Social Network Sites” by danah boyd

“Why Youth (Heart) Social Network Sites” by danah boyd (PDF File)

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Week 2: Link to “Mind the Gap” Article
Week 2: Link to “Mind the Gap” Article

Mind the Gap: The Digital Divide as the Civil Rights Issue of the New Millennium

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Week 1: Link to Video “Secret Powers of Time”
Week 1: Link to Video “Secret Powers of Time”

Secret Powers of Time Are new media rewiring our brains? Are we thinking differently? Are we growing up without social skills? In conjunction with this video, there’s an interesting article in the New York Times that is worth reading. Click HERE for the link.

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Syllabus – AmSt 418 “Digital Diversity”
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American Studies 418B — Digital Diversity COURSE SYLLABUS Tuesday and Thursday 11:00-12:15pm Dr. Jason Farman Email: jasonfarman@gmail.com Office: Holzapfel Hall 2107B Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 or by appointment Office Phone: 301.405.9524 Description: In this course, we will explore the cultural impact of digital media on issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality. We will begin by looking at [...]

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