Unit 03 Resources and Information

The book we’ve been working with — Getting Started with p5.js — is available for free download behind this link.

Activity 05 – Due 3/15 by 11:59PM, post in #activity05

Activity 06 – Due 3/20 by 11:59PM, post in #activity06

Activity 07 – due 3/27 by 11:59PM, post in #activity07 (not yet posted)

Activity 08 – due 4/17 by 11:59PM, post in #activity08 (not yet posted)

Project 02 – code review 3/29, in class (not yet posted)

Class 06 Links and Information

Grow-A-Game PDF

Group: Super Mario Brothers
Actions: Destroying
Challenges: Disease
Values: Individualism

Group: Monopoly
Actions: Singing
Challenges: Discrimination
Values: Confidence

TO DO:

Download Game Design Outline +
Upload to a collaborative workspace (Google Doc, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive)…
Create a Slack channel for your team to collaborate
For next class: fill in section 1 of the Game Design Outline (Executive Summary)

Activity 04

Class 05 Links and Information

Link to the Freewrite

activity 02 discussion agenda
In breakout rooms, address – 
Each individual’s four step process for getting an idea or beginning a project
How do Ferguson’s four steps compare to the ones that you wrote for yourself?
Describe the problem in any field that you said you wanted to design a solution for.
What is speculative design?  What are its benefits & drawbacks?
Activity 02 discussion agenda
group responsibilities
Each group should elect 
a CHAIR (who directs conversation, tracks time, and makes sure everyone is heard),
a RECORDER (who takes notes on the conversation, and summarizes the discussion in writing for #classnotes)
a REPORTER (who will be responsible for representing the conversation to their peers in the large group discussion)

The recorder should make a note of who filled which role in their #classnotes write-up.
Group responsibilities

Activity 3

For information on how to register for free access to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal with your CUNY ID, click here.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: No class next Monday (02/13)!
Next time we meet will be Wednesday (02/15), in person at Voorhees Hall.

As always, I’m happy to answer any questions, concerns, or even just shoot the breeze via Slack DM.

Week02-Class02 Class Links and Info

This week’s freewrite: https://forms.gle/18YsQceaHWYQbBaEA

Selected quotes from Activity 01:

Quotes from this week's Activity 01
 "A digital world is also going to help education. […]  A better world is made out of education.“ (Negroponte)
"People spend their lives very connected, but also very alone. And that in some ways reminds me of what it's like to be in the city, where you have a lot of weak ties. A lot of ties on the basis of hi, hi, hi, hi. But yet you feel at the end of the day, who do I really know, who's really there for me.” (Shlain)
 “I think privacy is an illusion anyways, so i'm not as worried as other people because I felt privacy never existed anyways. I think anything I put, that I type out is public.” (Shlain)
“Analogue and digital live together in a single world, that’s the way it is.” (Antunez)
“There weren’t many social changes because people were talking about the tools, and these tools don’t get socially interesting until they get technologically boring.” (Shirky)
“The broadband coming into your apartment should be regulated in the same way that the water coming into your apartment is.” (Todd)
“What we see now are these people that are using their tools to synchronize their opinions that we all agree on.” (Shirky)
“Everyone shifted in the same way that everyone shifted in the industry revolution. Even the people that left behind the farm during the move to cities and the rise of the steam engine. Even the people left behind on the farm left behind had their lives changed. Even the people who are not using not using computers, who don’t have cell phones in their pockets, not using the internet are going to have their lives altered and are now having their lives altered  by this change.” (Shirky)

Instructions for this week’s in-class activity:

What We’re Doing
STEP 0. Go into breakout rooms.
STEP 1. PROCEDURAL MATTERS
Elect someone responsible for ‘chairing’ the discussion – making sure all positions are elected, making sure that everyone has a chance to speak.
Elect one of you to be responsible for recording, who will take notes on the discussion and submit them on your group’s behalf via #classnotes on Slack.
Elect someone to be responsible for reporting back to the wider group.
STEP 2. What we’re doing
Select a quote to discuss.  What story does this tell about the future? How could this story be changed by our involvement?
Briefly discuss, drawing from your own responses.   What new perspectives emerge?
AGENDA
Breakout rooms, election + discussion. (10 minutes.)
Main channel, report back. (10 minutes.)
Main channel, full class feedback (5-10 minutes.)

Instructions for follow-up activity before class 04:

Before next Monday (class 04), working with the people who were in your breakout groups:
1) Select one specific example of technological development or innovation.  
2) Discuss this innovation, drawing from the insight you gained from the article and in your conversations with each other, using the following framework as your guide: 
1. What order does it impose on the world? 
What order does this technological development impose on the world?   What change does it seek to make in the world?  How does it make a difference?
2. What is the existing situation, and the preferred outcome? 
What is the world like before this innovation?  What might the world look like if this innovation were widespread and adopted by everyone?
3. What is the plan to achieve this purpose?
How does this innovation produce change in the world?How does it change people’s ideas, their physical or emotional or mental being, their relation to the world and to each other?
3) Post a 250-500 word summary of your discussion in #classnotes before Monday’s class begins.

To do:

Activity 02 (due 02/08), see instructions on #activity02 or on the Activities page.

Activity 01 followup (due 02/06, see above, post to #classnotes)

Welcome!

Hi!  I’m Sean Michael Landers, and I’m your professor for this course.  Feel free to call me Sean, or Professor Landers, if that makes you feel more comfortable – either way works for me.

We’ve got an action-packed semester ahead of us, and it all starts here.

 

“What should I do now?”

Great question!

  1. Please thoroughly take a look at the Syllabus pages. You may find it helpful to download a copy for easy reference, but be advised that the syllabus is subject to change — the Schedule page and other pages will be updated throughout the semester.
  2. If you haven’t already, click this link to join the Slack channel! This is the best possible way to communicate effectively with me and with your classmates via Slack DM.  It’s also where I’ll be posting weekly agenda items, assignments, and other crucial course information.
  3. It would help me do my best as your instructor if you could fill out this quick survey.   It’ll help me get to know you and your peers better, and help me plan more interesting and engaging classes.
  4. To get started on the first assignment, navigate to the Activities page and view the first assignment, which includes a link to the video documentary to watch, along with the instructions on how/where/when to post your response.