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UW-Com 300 Week 1 Intro2009 UW-Com 300 Week 1 Intro2009 Presentation Transcript

  • basic concepts of new media CMU 302 M-W 930-1120am Peg Achterman 30 March 2009
  • agenda
    • Basic Information: Me & You
    • Syllabus Review
    • Course Structure
    • What Is New Media?
    • CMU 340-L
    • Office phone: 685-1075 (no vm)
    • Cell: 206-356-9233
    • Hours:
        • Mon/Weds - following class
        • Appointments - send an email
        • [email_address]
    • Website: http://com300sp09.wordpress.com
    peg’s info:
  • your info: Favorite thing to do in spring quarter? Best class you have taken at UW? What are your goals for this class? Use this side if necessary
  • new media:
    • Term has been used since the 1970s by researchers conducting social, psychological, economic, political and cultural studies of information and communication technologies (ICTs)
  • new media:
    • Some definitions focus on computer technology, others focus on interactivity
    • Differences:
      • Audiences not heterogeneous
      • Control shifts from communicator to audience
  • Facilitates Conversation
    • The “audience” becomes the “creator”
    • Disruptive -- breaks mass media mold
      • Is this new?
    • MultiMedia
  • geek speak
    • Internet 101:
      • What is a “URL”
      • What is a browser?
      • What are protocols?
  • lab on wednesday
    • Please make sure your UWnetID is current.
    • We will set up blogs for the class
    • Demo eReserve