I just emailed everyone about this, but welcome to beyond the end of time! I have finals and essays from everyone and you will all be hearing about final grades for the course very very soon. Thanks again for a great semester, folks!
Sorry about my confusion with the schedule and about when I was going to post the final, but here it is! While you’re looking it over (or maybe before you look it over) take a look at this short (and last!) video wrap-up for the semester where I give some general final advice, I talk about the END OF TIME, and I mention a couple of other last minute things with the semester. Check it out, and if you’ve got questions, ask!
For each group, I’m linking to your blogs with the assumption that you’ll share a link to your projects on your blogs and/or in the comments section on your group’s page. Follow the links for your group and you’ll see what I mean. Comment on each others’ projects, feel free to share comments in the comment section here, and of course if you have any questions about any of this, be sure to ask me!
Since I know you are all also working on your short seminar projects and other things for this and other classes as the end of the term approaches, I thought this week we could take a more general approach to discussing the readings on the emerging notion (field? discipline? study?) called the “Digital Humanities.” So toward that end, here’s where we’ll talk about all of the texts for this first part of the week:
I just posted a few more details about the short seminar essay. A draft is due next Friday and the final version is due in a couple weeks, so get to it! And we can talk about it here or on the assignment page itself.
Because of some of my own plans on Thursday night, I am going to slightly alter our face to face get-together time based on the survey to 5 pm at Sweetwaters. Even though The Corner was a slight favorite, I’m going to suggest Sweetwaters because it is closer to campus and it might make it a little easier for me to make the plans I have after this.
The new Sweetwaters is really nice, by the way. It’s in the same block on Cross as the Wurst Bar and The Tower Inn, so I suppose of people meet and feel like they’d rather have beer than coffee, we can just move down the street a bit. Let me know if you have any location questions or anything else.
This week, we’re starting to make the last turn to the end of the semester, and I decided it would be useful to finish up with first a turn to the very concrete issue of actual computers in actual classes this week and then a turn to current issues/future issues of the so-called “digital humanities” and beyond. To get started, this is where we’ll talk about Charles Moran’s “From a high-tech to a low-tech writing classroom: ”You can’t go home again.” And I would recommend reading this article before you read Erin Karper’s “Make It Do or Do Without.”