Monday, October 15, 2012

Cult of the Amateur

Do you agree or disagree with Andrew Keen's thesis in his interview that the Internet is "flattening" culture? How is his concept of flattening different than Powers'? Please respond by 4 p.m., Wed., Oct. 18.

In addition, each project group should be prepared to present to the class on Thursday, Oct. 19, a link to a Web site or Internet production that refutes or confirms Keen's argument.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Please identity the topic & approach of your "group" project by Sun., Oct. 14, 4 p.m.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Powers et al

How would you relate deep ecology's questions (see handout) to the  Internet? How about Postman's from the PBS interview? What is the key difference between their critique and Powers, if any?Do you agree with one or the other or all or none?

Your response is due by Wed., Oct. 10, at 4 p.m.