If you weren’t in class today, we reviewed for the final exam (video embedded below–please turn the volume up to hear it). Check your email for instructions on completing the exam and preparing for presentations next week. Email me with any questions between now and then.
The English Department’s Literature courses can fulfill a number of different requirements in your degree checklist or they might open up new vistas for how you see the world. Either way, I recommend them! There are a lot of English classes on offer in the Fall, so to help you see what they are and what they are like, visit the Literature at City Tech OpenLab Site.
I saw this excellent Twitter thread this morning from Dan Martin. It is a dialog between him and his students about the importance of citation for following discourse–to see where one can enter discourse. A screen grab is included below, too.
If you attend this upcoming STEM Expo and write at least 250 words about what you learned and experienced there, you can earn some extra credit to be applied where needed. Remember to RSVP at the link in the PDF:Stem Career Expo
Anyone can take advantage of this, but I’m especially encouraging students interested in biology and the medical field to go to this talk. If you would like extra credit, you know the drill: at least 250 words summarizing who spoke and what you learned. Details are embedded below:BD2BMI_Invited Lectures_Health
For your final after class writing assignment, please post a comment of at least 250 words to this blog post summarizing your reading and lecture notes on Hart-Davidson’s “On Writing, Technical Communication, and Information Technology.” Be sure to note the link to the previous reading by Derrida.
Picking up our conversation from a week or so ago about how humans like to build connections with our things, this is an interesting story in the Guardian about Buddhist memorial ceremonies for non-functioning Sony Aibo robot dogs.
Oculus announced their new phone-less Oculus Go VR headset this week. The Verge reviewed it here. Scroll down the review until you seen the screenshot of the VR “waiting room”–the area where you select a game or app to run. Why is it a room with windows looking out on a virtual landscape/trees? Why are there books stacked on the floor? Consider this in relation to what we read in Bolter and Grusin’s “Remediation.”
Free Comic Book Day is May 5. This is an opportunity to visit your local comic book shop and score free comics that are published for this event. There’s superhero comics, independent comics, video game comics, movie comics, manga, etc. Here’s a full list of what’s available. Though, not all shops will have the full list and what they have on-hand might be limited.
After today’s class, add a comment to this blog post summarizing the reading and in-class discussion of Derrida’s “Signature Event Context.” Your comment should be at least 250 words.
If you need sources to reference in addition to your lecture notes, please refer to the link below from Jessica Roman and the YouTube videos that I think give a good summary of the reading.