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MiddLab Ideas

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Neuroscience senior research: how alcohol tolerance is built. Study based on rats. Might connect to broader research lab? (HE)

Amy Briggs (CSCI): designing AP course for computer science. Ongoing grant project. Could solicit discussion, participation. Collaborating with Duke faculty. Share examples, syllabi, public discussion (email list/blogs). (MW)

David Small (student) thesis on remix culture. (TH)

Wildlife reserve photography biology project based on internship. Photo gallery, interview, maps. (TH)

Julia Alvarez essay about caring for elderly parents across different cultures. Profiles (audio/video) of different cases. JA has expressed interest. (LG)

Sarah Harris interviewing staff members about their backgrounds & experiences. Tied to Susan Burch’s project? Tied to fellows in narrative journalism? (PG)

Hedya Klein’s travelling art exhibition – gallery of her & student works. QTVR or panoramic photos? (HN)

Student video work from Sight & Sound – how to differ from FMMC student work page? (MD)

Interactive gallery of faculty books. (MW)

Student publications featured on site? Literary, culture, other publications. (HN)

Carlos Velez (Psych): internet-based preventions for risky sexual behaviors. Online survey & effects of orientation. (MW)

Dana Yeaton (Theatre): mounting interactive production of play tackling race/diversity issues on campus. How to make online? (IM)

Mashup aesthetics and DJ Earworm

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In an act of serendipity, I just saw that MCAB is bringing DJ Earworm to campus for Winter Carnival on Saturday night. If you don’t know DJ Earworm, you should – he is one of the most accomplished and innovative mashup artists working today. I was going to assign this article about mashup music later in the semester, in conjunction with the screening of RiP in April, but given that he’ll be here this week, read it now and explore his website for a sense of his work.

And yes – you are all assigned to attend Saturday’s Go Gold Winter Ball and blog about it!

Properties of Paper

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To help brainstorm for the Paper Project, here are some facets of paper as a medium that you might explore:

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What are media technology?

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We brainstormed the following list in class – feel free to add more as they come to you…

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Welcome to the class!

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This blog will aggregate all of the posts from each student’s individual blogs, as well as host postings from Jason Mittell and Joe Antonioli. See the blogging assignment for details on how to use the class blogs.

For your first blog assignment for Wednesday’s class, please launch your personal blog with an opening post as a brief “techno-biography”: write a biographical account of some way that media technology had a direct impact on you. It can be a specific anecdote, a broader reflection on your technological use, or any other entry that serves to introduce you to your peers and might intersect with themes from our course. Make sure you’ve posted yours by class on Wednesday the 10th.

Also you’re expected to post regular reflections on course readings, so if you have thoughts about the readings for Wednesday, please post them to your blog. Happy blogging!