Week 13: April 7 and 9

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Tuesday, April 7

Due Today

  • Reading. Read "The Connected Society" in Smarter Than You Think (245).
  • Blogging. Address either this question or one that you create: What is pluralistic ignorance and what is its impact? How does the connected society address it? What could we do with books to address it? (Think about sharing, collaborative reading, networked reading, etc.) As always, include two more more images (screenshots of your own workspace while producing an ebook might work well!) and two external links to the work or writing of others. TAGS: blog8, pluralistic ignorance, and any others that may be relevant.

In-Class Activities

  • Work on processing ebooks for the Individual Book Project (follow-along demonstration), including Kindle and iBook formats.
  • Meet in collaborative book project groups. Prepare to present a progress report to the rest of the class on Thursday

Thursday, April 9

Due Today

  • Present a progress report on your collaborative book project to the rest of the class on Thursday

Activities to Complete by Tuesday, April 14

  • Continue working on your ePub versions of your individual book projects.
  • Reading. Read Chapters 6, 7, and 8 in Show Your Work (111-57).
  • Blogging. What does Kleon have in mind when he says that we shouldn't "turn into human spam"? If we don't promote our own work, who will? What do you think he has in mind? Find an example or two of human spam (not the obvious email kind, but the more subtle but still spammy kind). You could look at any social network (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest) or retails sites like Lulu.com, Amazon.com, or even GoodReads for possible examples. As always, include two more more images (screenshots of your own workspace while producing an ebook might work well!) and two external links to the work or writing of others. TAGS: blog9, human spam, and any others that may be relevant.