Class on Tuesdays from 1 to 4 pm in Room C1 NAC or Mediacom Studio
Introduction to New Media
We carry on with Principles of New Media and discuss the reading material on New Media History. Please make sure you read it before coming to class.
We will finish class earlier as there is the book launch on the media in Mauritius. All students are invited to attend.
Class in the Mediacom Studio
Discussion on New Media History. Please make sure you read the material before coming to class.
Historical timeline for new media
The Coming of Age of IT & the New Economy
Class in the Mediacom Studio
As agreed, we have a small quiz on the reading material ‘New Media History’.
Then, we discuss The Coming of Age of IT and the New Economy.
Reading material for next week: Technological revolutions and techno-economic paradigms by Carlota Perez
We carry on with The Coming of Age of IT and the New Economy.
As agreed, we have a small quiz on the reading material ‘Technological revolutions and techno-economic paradigms’
Then, we discuss New Media = New Theory?
No class due to the ‘Semaine de l’Etudiant’. We meet on 27th September.
In the meantime, have a look at the following videos:
Computer History – A British View – Part 1 of 3
Computer History – A British View – Part 2 of 3
Computer History – A British View – Part 3 of 3
History of Computers,Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Apple Microsoft
And last but not least, here’s the reading material for the 27th September:
Read the introduction of the book ‘La Révolte du Pronetariat’ by Joël de Rosnay: Introduction-pronetariat
The book is also freely available at http://www.pronetariat.com/
We discuss New Media = New Theory? and the introduction of Joel de Rosnay’s book.
I will not be able to lecture this week. So please use this time to read all the material given to you in class for a quiz next week and also read the following lecture notes:
Technophilia vs Technophobia debate
You are also required to research on the current debates on the Facebook changes and summarise the key issues raised in not more than one page in the form of a bulleted list. To be submitted in class on the 11th October.
See notes above.
Please read again the handout from Problèmes Politiques et Sociaux and prepare for a pop quiz as discussed in class.
Class on Web 2.0
– We the Media by Dan Gilmor
– What is web 2.0? by Tim O’Reilly
Class/discussion on notes distributed in class last week on New Media and Journalism
Reminder: Students were given the chance to resubmit their assignment on the debates related to Facebook’s changes. To be submitted in class on 25th October.
Additional online resources:
I have sent the lecture notes and handout from the manual on New Media and Journalism by email.
As next Tuesday (1st Nov) is a public holiday, please complete the activities which are found in the handout (manual.pdf) in the first chapter for our next meeting (i.e. 8th November). Write down your findings in bulleted lists for discussions in class.
For the assignment, please post your proposed topic on the blog page for everyone to see the proposal as well as my comment. All proposals should be in by next Tuesday (1st November) and all topics should be finalised by 8th November so that you may start presentations on 15th November).
Reminder, there can be teams of 2-3 students. Each team should propose a theme in the comments section for discussion and vetting. You should adopt critical/analytical approach to a new media platform or practice (from a sociological perspective). You should not provide merely a catalogue of features, you should analyse the significance of your object of study in society, preferably with a focus on the Mauritian society.
The presentation should be in a multimedia form (text, hypertext, animated slides, graphics, audio or video) to be uploaded online. You can use the Mediacom Studio facilities with the help of Ketan (just make sure you check availability with him first)
We only have 3 sessions left (8th, 15th and 22nd November) so please do read all material given to you so far and be ready for a pop quiz any time.
All themes are to be finalised for the presentation and all teams are expected to work on these for next week. We will review all these and have a look at some past papers.
I am also sharing hereunder some links to online resources related to new media issues. (Some may be helpful for your research for the presentation: please take the time to browse through in order to refine your content):
The State of the News Media
Nieman reports on journalism
Additional resources, some of which are copyright-protected, can also be found on this password-protected page (password sent to you by email – if you did not get the password, please email me). Please watch the page as I will add papers there progressively
UPDATE: Please note that the final presentation will be due on the last week of semester, i.e. 22nd November at 13h00 sharp (DO NOT BE LATE otherwise there will be a penalty to be fair to others). There will be a draw to determine order of presentations. All teams should be there before 13h00 to prepare their material. There will be no time for transitions so please make sure everything is sorted out before the class starts.
All materials will have to be uploaded online to be able to feature on this blog page.
On Tuesday 15th Nov, we will take some time to discuss the progress on each team. I have given past exam papers in class last time so please make sure you have one each and try answering the questions. This will be also a revision class (the last one actually) so make sure you have reviewed all material and lecture notes and jot down your questions and comments for discussion in class.
What If This Is No Accident? What If This Is The Future?
How Hashtagging the Web Could Improve Our Collective Intelligence
The Connected Customer
Do We Really Need to Protect Children From the Internet?
Please use the comments section to share your own online reading.
Final presentations. Each team will get up to 20 minutes to present. Please make sure you come at 13h00 sharp or earlier for the draw. Also make sure that all your material is already uploaded onto the Mediacom Studio’s computers for presentation. You should subsequently upload all your material in extended version to be linked to the blog.
Please check my twitter feed (christinameetoo) for additional reading.
Melhia and Naima:
– Comment le journalisme a évolué avec les nouveaux média
– Entretien avec Joël de Rosnay
– Interview audio de Subash Gobine
– Interview audio de Rachid Jankari
– Entretien avec Carlota Perez
– Entretien avec Désiré Appou
Veema, Sandra, Diana:
– Social Mobilization with social networks
Roomila, Priya & Ajmeri
Online Marketing interviews
Entretien avec Finlay Salesse