HW: Finish reading Crawford’s “The Anxieties of Big Data.” Read Caraminica’s “Drake: Rapper, Actor, Meme.”
With your Essay 2 group: search for new articles on your Essay 2 word, make a list of them, decide on 1 of them to read. Read this article and arrive in class next week prepared to write about 2+ quotations from it that feature your Essay 2 word.
Writing Prompt (2 parts)
1. Building connections between words and texts. First, spend a few sentences explaining what the word “normcore” means. Ground your explanation in a quotation from K-Hole’s text “YOUTH MODE.” Second, explain what the word “surveillant anxiety” means when Kate Crawford uses it in her text, “The Anxieties of Big Data” (which starts on p. 46).
Third, explain why you think Crawford discusses “normcore” on p. 48. What is the connection made here between data anxiety and the trend known as “normcore”?
2. Post article info (author, title, publication, link) for the new text your Essay 2 group has found and will be reading this week.