Week 1 - COM300

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Week 1 - COM300

  1. 1. basic concepts of new media 07 january 2008 Kathy E. Gill
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Syllabus Review </li></ul><ul><li>Course Structure </li></ul><ul><li>What Is New Media? </li></ul>
  3. 3. New media (1/2) <ul><li>Term has been used since the 1970s by researchers conducting social, psychological, economic, political and cultural studies of information and communication technologies (ICTs) </li></ul>
  4. 4. New media (2/2) <ul><li>Some definitions focus on computer technology, others focus on interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Differences: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audiences not heterogeneous </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control shifts from communicator to audience </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Facilitates Conversation <ul><li>The “audience” becomes the “creator” </li></ul><ul><li>Disruptive -> breaks mass media mold </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is this new? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MultiMedia </li></ul>
  6. 6. Group Project <ul><li>TBD! </li></ul><ul><li>Some ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Media use of social web technologies such as blogs, podcasts, RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey UW students re use of Facebook or MySpace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presidential race – candidate use of social web technologies </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Geek Speak <ul><li>Internet 101: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is a “URL” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is a browser? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are protocols? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Lab On Wednesday <ul><li>Set up blogs for the class </li></ul><ul><li>Set up UW account for web publishing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How-To </li></ul></ul>

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