Held Thursday, October 7, 1999
- Questions for consideration:
- Assignments (due Tuesday)
- Printed packet
- Readings on Race, Gender, Internet, and Hypertext
- Beckles, Colin (1997). Black Struggles in Cyberspace:
Cyber-Segregation and Cyber-Nazis.
Western Journal of Black Studies 21, 1, 12-19.
- Davidson, Kea (1995). Liberte', Egalite', Internete'.
New Scientist (27 May 1995), 38-42.
- Greco, Diane (1996). Hypertext with Consequences: Recovering
a Politics of Hypertext. In Proceedings of ACM Hypertext '96.
New York, NY: Association for Computing Machinery. 85-92.
- Jackson, Linda A. (1998). Race/Ethnicity and the World Wide
Web: The Vision-The Reality-The Vision. In Proceedings of
the 1998 WebNet International Conference on the Internet,
Intranet and World-Wide Web. Charlottesville, VA:
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
- Maso, Carole (1996). Rupture, Verge, and Precipice.
In Birkets, S. (Ed.) Tolstoy's Dictaphone: Technology and
the Muse. St Paul: Graywolf Press. 50-72.
- Rubey, T. (April 1999). Profile of Computer Owners in the 1990s.
Monthly Labor Review, 41-42.
- Simon, Brett (July/August 1998). Inside Publishing: Mean Machine.
Lingua Franca, 22-23.
- Spender, Dale (1997). The Position of Women in Information Technology -
or Who Got There First and with What Consequences?
Current Sociology 45, 2: 135-147.
- You'll have to wait until Tuesday for the stuff that I have
(it's been a worse week than I thought). I'm sorry.
- Due Tuesday:
- Today's assignments
- Your paper
- I've started to set up a Web site for our
project. We'll visit that site for the first fifteen or so minutes
- No, the code for adding nodes and links is not there.
- Each of you should choose two chapters to work on.
- You may not choose chapter 10, 11, or 12 of Looking Glass
- Chapters 8 and 9 of Looking Glass each count as two chapters
- We need to decide how you're going to ``mark up'' your chapters.
- Chunk titles
- My temptation is for you to insert chunk titles in the form
- My temptation is for you to put links in separate file with
a format something like
Name of First Originating Chunk
Name of Second Originating Chunk
- I haven't thought about what the links should look like.
- Text that yields vs. "Does alice take the blue pill?"
- Indicating context
- Special links: next, previous, default, ...
- Special destinations: random, ...
We'll spend the last part reflecting on the relationships between
real communities and corresponding Web communities.
- Definition: What is a community?
- Definition: What kinds of online communities are there?
- Hypertextuality: Are any of these communities hypertexts?
- Consideration one: How do online communities support or harm
the corresponding real communities?
- Consideration two: Does documenting a community in hypertext
affect that community?
Monday, 22 March 1999
- Created as a blank outline. (Can you tell
what I was doing during Spring break?)
Wednesday, 6 October 1999
- Wrote assignments
- Added list of handouts
Thursday, 7 October 1999
- Filled in the details
- The section on online communities was taken from
an earlier outline.