Thursday, August 30, 2007

65 -67, 72, 83-84 Fellow students willing to share

Message no. 65 Posted by Thomas Culhane (1311520071) on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 3:12am Subject: Fellow students willing to share

Greetings. Thanks for all of you who have offered to share your textbook resources with one another. I have created this discussion topic for questions related to the textbook. Might I suggest that those of you who wrote me about either not being able to get a hold of it, or about your desire to help out scanning or lending, repost your emails here in this class area so that we can connect those with texts to those without?

We can think of this as a kind of free ebay for text resources.

In addition to telling the other members of the class what you need or what help you can offer, this would be a good place to post links to web resources or outside readings that complement the textbook.

Message no. 66[Branch from no. 41] Posted by Thomas Culhane (1311520071) on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 3:25am Subject: Real vs. virtual

Hi Pat, Thanks for your question. You will notice now that I have created a topic called "Comparisons between real life and virtual life" (or something to that effect) for all your ideas on the subject!

Message no. 67

Posted by Thomas Culhane (1311520071) on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 3:30am Subject: Are you able to view the course content area, and is it making sense?

Hi group,

This is the discussion topic for posting questions and ideas specifically concerning the course content area, where I will be posting my lectures and assignments and pictures and videos and the glossary and stuff like that. It is found under "Course Materials". Please let me know if you have any trouble accessing anything. I've posted a bunch of trial videos that illustrate ideas from the textbook, and pictures. I may just resort to sending you guys links to my blogs to see stuff, as it is easier, but will also use this area a lot. Also, you can co-create the course material area with me -- let me know what vocabulary words and concepts you want in the glossary, and what resources will make the subject come to life more and be easier to understand!

It is, after all, YOUR CLASS! :)

Message no. 72 Posted by KENISHA on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 12:26pm Subject: PC users

Like to show us your environment? -go to google map -put in your home address -click on Hybrid to see street level -then right click on "link to this page" -save it (desktop.....) -then use it as a attachment

Message no. 83[Branch from no. 74] Posted by Thomas Culhane (1311520071) on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 8:26pm Subject: Using web resources like TinyPic -- a great idea!

Hey Adrienne -- bravo! This is great -- it seems you have discovered a very valuable resource for the class! This website, seems to be a great way for us to share our pictures and videos. May I suggest others try this out as well? Good job! And now I can see what you described, which I had previously only seen from the bird's eye perspective of google map. Cool.

Message no. 84[Branch from no. 81] Posted by Thomas Culhane (1311520071) on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 8:34pm Subject: Re: My blog address and virtual Maps

Yes, good job! As Kenisha says, you made a wonderful mini-project out of it! The issues about public space and private space that you raise are exactly the sort of issues we want to explore in this course too -- what does it do to our behavior when we know "big brother" is watching? We will talk about Jeremy Bentham's prisons and insane asylums, zoos and other caged spaces, schools and Foucault's "Panopticon". Any of you who have seen the film "The Fortress" with the guy who was in Greystoke the Legend of Tarzan and Highlander --- what's his name -- the French guy -- will have seen the idea of the panopticon taking to its extreme.

How, for example, did it affect you all to have your professor, whom you have never met, asking you questions about the parks and rivers and streets and malls next to your house, before you had even told him where you lived? Did you wonder how I knew your areas so well, or did you think "Oh, he probably just took our addresses from the registrar's page and put them into Google maps and zoomed in and looked and then started writing his questions."

As little as five years ago that would have been inconceivable!! And yet it is now par for the course (especially this course!).

More on this topic later!!!

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