For Tue 10/6
During our Zoom this coming week, we will loop back and finish up a discussion of the scholarly and non-scholarly texts on Internet Addiction that we began looking at this past week while continuing to talk about thesis-/theory- based essay writing. In the meantime, as far as new readings, go, I’d like us to begin shifting our attention from internet addiction to a more nuanced view of online culture.
To that end please read: K-Hole’s “Youth Mode”, a tract on 2010s fashion trends, virality, and youth culture and also Jerry Salz’ “Art at Arm’s Length”, an art-theoretical text on the selfie.
For Tuesday, read and post a Media Share related to one of these two texts just mentioned (by K-Hole and Jerry Salz). Hold off on writing a draft of Essay 2 for Tuesday; the Course Syllabus/Calendar says it’s due then, but let’s give ourselves some more time to get into thinking about social issues and music. (We will begin looking at texts on music over the following week—10/14—which we have off (no new work).