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  • Hetan priest initiating follower at the Temple of Vahagn in Garni, Armenia.
  • Mdst3703 2013-08-29-hello-world

    1. 1. Hello, World! Prof. Alvarado MDST 3703 29 August 2013
    2. 2. Business • Can everyone access the WordPress site? • Any other adds? • About space – I am considering moving the class to Alderman 323 …
    3. 3. An “active learning space”
    4. 4. A TEAL space from MIT
    5. 5. Review
    6. 6. Review • The liberal arts refers to a curriculum of studies, going back to ancient Rome – “Free” as in leadership class • The humanities are at the center of the liberal arts • The humanities is founded on literacy—the book, the essay, the interpretation • Digital technology transforms literacy
    7. 7. We will explore the effects of digital technology on literacy How the medium changes But also How the brain changes How society changes
    8. 8. Two principles: (1) Media Determinism (2) The Rationalization Effect
    9. 9. Studio
    10. 10. Goals • Learn how to work in groups—”studio mode” vs. “seminar mode” • Ensure that your basic toolkit is in place – Home Directory – JEdit • Create your first web page • Understand what you just did
    11. 11. Process • Break up into pairs based on operating system – PC, Mac, Linux • Organize pairs into groups to the extent possible • Follow exercise and seek help of partner if necessary
    12. 12. Exercise 1: Home Directory • To make sure you have your Home Directory: Go to http:/ and click on test link in the middle of the page • “Map” or “Mount” the directory on your desktop Follow directions on bottom of the page
    13. 13. Exercise 2: Install JEdit • JEdit is a cross-platform text editor • A text editor is not a word processor – Uses the native character set of the computer – Displays code in “raw” format (not interpreted or styled) – We will explore this difference • Install JEdit by downloading it an running the file
    14. 14. Exercise 3: View Source • Inspect the source code of your default home page, point your browser to: – – If you have not used your directory, you should see a dummy page • From the menu or by right-clicking on the page, view the source of the document – What do you see?
    15. 15. What do all the angle brackets mean?
    16. 16. Exercise 4: Mod the Source • Use JEdit to go to your mounted directory and find the file – From the menu, select: File > Open • It should be on the following “path” – Mac: /Volumes/YourID/public_html/index.html – PC?: X:YourIDpublic_htmlindex.html • Change the title to “Hello, World!” • View results on the web
    17. 17. Reflection
    18. 18. Questions • What is the relationship between the directory you accessed with your text editor and the one you accessed with your web browser? • What is the relationship between what you see in your text editor and what you see in your browser?
    19. 19. Worlds In what sense is this exercise related to “world making”?
    20. 20. For Next Tuesday • Read Plato’s Republic, Book VII, up to and including the paragraph that begins with “Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eyes are of two kinds, . . .” • Read all of Aristotle’s Poetics • I will post these items as well as a response question after class today