Class-by-Class Schedule

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Introduction and Overview

Monday, January 11

Wednesday, January 13

Monday, January 18 – MLK DAY, NO CLASS

Unit I: Archives

Wednesday, January 20

Monday, January 25

Wednesday, January 27 – Blog Week 1

  • Lev Grossman, Codex, chapters 9-16
  • LAB: Atari Emulators

Monday, February 1

  • Lev Grossman, Codex, chapters 17 to end

Wednesday, February 3 – Blog Week 2

Unit II: Media

Monday, February 8

  • FIELD TRIP: ATLANTA ZINE LIBRARY

Wednesday, February 10 – Blog Week 3

  • Marshall McLuhan, selections from The Medium is the Message
  • Lev Manovich, “What is New Media?” from The Language of New Media
  • Kate Eichorn, “Introduction” to The Archival Turn in Feminism (moved to 2/3)

Monday, February 15

  • FIELD TRIP: GT ARCHIVES

Wednesday, February 17 – Blog Week 4

Monday, February 22

Unit III: Materiality

Wednesday, February 24 – Blog Week 5

  • FIELD TRIP: MURMUR

Monday, February 29

Wednesday, March 2 – Blog Week 6

  • Frank Mouris, Frank Film (in class)
  • Alison Bechdel, Fun Home (start)
  • Visit from Virginia Howell (Paper Museum) to discuss next week’s field trip.

Monday, March 7

  • Alison Bechdel, Fun Home (finish)

Wednesday, March 9

  • In-class critique 
  • DUE: MIDTERM PROJECT (analysis due Monday 10/14)

Monday, March 14

  • DUE: MIDTERM PROJECT ANALYSIS (via TSquare)
  • FIELD TRIP: PAPER MUSEUM 

Wednesday, March 16 – Blog Week 7

Monday March 21 and Wednesday March 23 – NO CLASS, SPRING BREAK

Unit 4: Digital Materiality

Monday, March 28

Wednesday, March 30 -– Blog Week 8

Monday, April 4

  • Download and play The Stanley Parable demo (2011).
  • OPTIONAL: Samantha Gorman and Danny Cannizzaro, Pry (download and read)

Wednesday, April 6 – Bonus Blog Week I

  • FIELD TRIP: MURMUR

Monday, April 11 –– NO CLASS, PROFESSOR AT DUKE UNIV.

  • David Fincher, Zodiac (2007) (watch before class)

Wednesday, April 13 – Bonus Blog Week II

  • In class: Zodiac discussion

Monday, April 18

Wednesday, April 20

  • In-class critique with Jody Thompson (GT Archives),Wendy Hagenmeier (GT Archives), and Yanni Loukissas (Digital Media)

Monday, April 25

  • In-class critique with Jody Thompson (GT Archives), Wendy Hagenmeier (GT Archives)

Monday, May 2nd

  • DUE: FINAL PROJECT AND ANALYSIS