Class Schedule

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
During Class: Meet students, gain details about course, talk about the curriculum.

Read for Thursday's Class: "Electronic Literature: What Is It?" by N. Katherine Hayles. (This is essentially Ch. 1 of the book Electronic Literature you will be reading for this course.

Look Over for Thursday's Class: "Intro to Elit"(slides). Bring the essay (in any form) and the two books, Electronic Literature and Literary Art in Digital Performance, to class.

Thursday, August 25, 2011
During Class: We will discuss the reading and the slides you were asked to prepare for today. We will also look over the two books you will be assigned for this portion of the course.

Read for Tuesday's Class: Chapters 2 and 3 of Electronic Literature.

Look Over for Tuesday's Class: "Annotated List of Elit Works for DTC 354". You will be assigned two works to explore and annotate. One of these is due next Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
During Class: We will discuss the two chapters you were assigned to read; you will also be asked to talk about the elit work you explored for today.

Read for Thursday's Class: Chapter 3 of Electronic Literature.

Prepare for Thursday's Class: "Annotated List of Elit Works for DTC 354". Explore and annotate the second work you have been assigned.

Thursday, September 1, 2011
During Class: We will discuss the chapters you were assigned to read; you will also be asked to talk about the elit work you explored for today.

Read for Tuesday's Class: Finish the book, Electronic Literature.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
During Class: We will finish our discussion of the book.

Read for Thursday's Class: "Electronic Literature: Where Is It?".

Thursday, September 8, 2011
During Class: We will discuss the article you were assigned to read. Also: Research the authors of the two works you were assigned to explore and annotate. Add the following information to your annotation on Google Docs: Author’s country of origin, date of work 1st publication, the name of the publication where it has been published, and the genre of the work. You should begin your investigation with the Electronic Literature Organization Directory since it contains much of the information you need for this assignment. Your work is due at the beginning of class on Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
During Class: Look over the Google Docs annotated list of works and the new information posted about the authors, etc. I will present Project 1 today.

Prepare for Thursday's Class: Work on Project 1.

Thursday, September 15, 2011
During Class: Work on Project 1.

Prepare for Tuesday's Class: Rough draft of Project 1 is due at the beginning of class.

Tuesday, September 19, 2011
During Class: I will look over your rough drafts during class.

Prepare for Thursday's Class: The final version of Project 1 is due at the beginning of class.

Thursday, September 21, 2011
During Class: Project 1 is due at the beginning of class. Final Cut Workshop today. CMDC alum Matt Schwartz will be the guest teacher for this event.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
During Class: Sound Workshop today, led by Dr. John Barber.

Thursday, September 29, 2011
During Class: Flash Workshop today, taught by CMDC alum and owner of Pixel River, Reed Rotondo. I will also assign Project 2 today. You will receive an Assignment Sheet.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
During Class: Work on Project 2.

Prepare for Thursday's Class: Continue working on Project 2.

Thursday, October 6, 2011
During Class: Work on Project 2.

Prepare for Tuesday's Class: Continue working on Project 2.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
During Class: Work on Project 2.

Prepare for Thursday's Class: Continue working on Project 2. Be prepared to show your work, thus far, to the class (at the end of class).

Thursday, October 13, 2011
During Class: Work on Project 2.

Prepare for Tuesday's Class: Continue working on Project 2.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
During Class: Work on Project 2.

Prepare for Thursday's Class: Continue working on Project 2. It is due at the beginning of class.

Thursday, October 20, 2011
During Class: Class critique of Project 2.

Prepare for Tuesday's Class: Revise your projects based on the notes given you during the class critique. Your project is due at the beginning of class.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
During Class: Project 2 is due at the beginning of class. We will spend time looking at some of the works you have produced.

Read for Thursday's Class: "Introduction," and Chapter 1 in Rethinking Curating.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011
During Class: We will discuss the Introduction of Rethinking Curating and tie what you have learned to the list of elit works you have annotated.

Read for Tuesday's Class: "Chapters 2 & 3," in Rethinking Curating.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
During Class: We will visit VCLS 201, the Electronic Lit Lab, and explore works from "The Eastgate School." We will tie what you learn about these works to the reading.

Read for Thursday's Class: "Chapters 4 & 5," in Rethinking Curating.

Thursday, November 3, 2011
During Class: Guest Speaker: Blake Shell, the curator for the Archer Gallery will talk about her experiences with curating digital media art. We will follow up this discussion with a field trip on 11/10 to Archer Gallery.

Read for Tuesday's Class: "Chapter 6-7," in Rethinking Curating.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 During Class: We will discuss the reading and tie it into what you learned from the guest speaker.

Read for Thursday's Class: "Chapter 8," in Rethinking Curating.

Thursday, November 10, 2011
During Class: Field Trip to Archer Gallery.

Read for Tuesday's Class: "Chapter 9," in Rethinking Curating.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
During Class: We will discuss the reading and tie it into what you learned from the field trip.
Read for Thursday's Class: "Chapters 10-11," in Rethinking Curating.

Thursday, November 17, 2011
During Class: Meet with the curators for "Electronic Literature." You will tie in what you have learned in your readings to the information you gain from their talk.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011- Thursday, November 24, 2011 Thanksgiving Holidays.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
During Class: Work on Project 3.

Prepare for Thursday's Class: Continue working on Project 3.

Thursday, December 1, 2011
During Class: Work on Project 3.

Prepare for Tuesday’s Class: Continue working on Project 3.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
During Class: Work on Project 3.

Prepare for Thursday's Class: Continue working on Project 3.

Thursday, December 8, 2011
During Class: Projects 3 is due.



Here is a downloadable copy of the syllabus.