Visual Sociology at QC

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Take the Student Technology Survey

April 19th, 2010 by antonia in Uncategorized · No Comments

The following message is from the folks of the Center for Teaching & Learning. Please help them out by taking the survey! Thanks.

We are interested in the kinds of technology students, like you, use in your personal and academic lives. This survey also contains questions about your experiences with technology in your classes, and your preferences when it comes to using technology as a learning tool. Your responses will help us design better learning environments for our students and develop specialized training opportunities for our faculty.  

By visiting the survey site, all Queens College students are eligible to enter in a drawing with prizes including one iPod Touch and ten $10 iTunes gift cards.

Thanks for your help in improving instructional technology at Queens!

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In-class assignment for April 12

April 12th, 2010 by antonia in Uncategorized · No Comments

Media activism and political art

Please find your group number below and explore the organization assigned to you. Together with your partner for this entry, write a blog entry of 2-3 paragraphs answering the following questions:

– what is the main goal/objective of the organization or group? in what ways do members try to achieve their goals?

– as far as you can tell: who are the members of this group? who can join, and how?

– from their self-presentation on website, how do you think this group is organized and makes decision?

– what type of activism does this group do, and what do you think about it?

– would you join this group; why or why not?

Also, post a link to your favorite artwork / video / article from the group on your blog.

GROUP 1 ~ Papertiger TV Collective (see also their vlog)

 GROUP 2 ~ The Yes Men and here ~ also, look for Yes Men videos on youtube!

 GROUP 3 ~ Indymedia ~ look for photos and videos on the website!

 GROUP 4 ~ Deep Dish

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next week

April 7th, 2010 by antonia in Uncategorized · No Comments

For next week, please complete the readings posted here.

Also, on Wednesday next week another blog entry is due. The assignment is posted here.

If you haven’t done so yet, please complete posting comments on your group’s (see here) last two blog entries: Visual Exploration and Ethical Guidelines.

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Blog entry: Getting serious

April 7th, 2010 by antonia in Uncategorized · 1 Comment

For this blog entry, you will start the literature/background as well as methodology sections of your final paper. Part of the assignment are also ethical considerations when conducting your research.

Your entry should consist of the following:

– ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY of at least three academic references; i.e. the proper citation for each reference (check your textbooks if you can’t remember how to cite properly) and a paragraph summarizing the content of the article/book, and an explanation of how it relates to your project. If you are working in a team, each teammember will have to review at least two different sources.

Remember: for your final paper, you will have to include at least 5 academic references.

– METHODOLOGY: describe in detail what methods (visual as well as non-visual) you will use conducting your research, and explain WHY you chose them (what information do you hope to gain from these methods / what use will that information have in your overall project?).

– ETHICS: what are the ethical considerations for your project, concerning privacy, informed consent, copyright, harm/benefits etc? How do you plan to deal with them?

This entry is due on your blogs on Wed, April 14, at 1pm.

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link of the week

March 30th, 2010 by antonia in Uncategorized · No Comments

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Next blog entry: VISUAL EXPLORATION

March 22nd, 2010 by antonia in Uncategorized · No Comments

VISUAL EXPLORATION
Post two pictures on your blog, both relating to the topic of your final project:
* one you have taken yourself
* one you have found somewhere (a historical picture, a family picture, etc). Make sure that you have permission to post the pictures you have “found” and reference their source or origin properly. Here are is a list of links for public domain or creative-sommons licensed content:
Choose meaningful pictures and write a short paragraph each about how they relate to your topic.
Post both pictures and your notes on your blog by Wednesday, March 24, at noon.

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links for cc license

March 22nd, 2010 by antonia in Uncategorized · No Comments

Creative Commons: About (watch video) ~ Choose a license ~ FAQ

Adding a CC mark to WordPress blog

Creative Commons on flickr

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Link of the Week

March 22nd, 2010 by antonia in Uncategorized · No Comments

By HANK KLIBANOFF
Published: March 19, 2010 in the New York Times
Thoughts on the enduring power of photojournalism — and on the death of Charles Moore, one of its great practitioners.

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For next week

March 17th, 2010 by antonia in Uncategorized · No Comments

Since you are all working tirelessly on your midterms, there are no new readings assigned for next Monday. Just make sure you complete the readings posted for this week!

If you missed either last class or (the beginning of) class today, please make sure to complete the following:

* write a detailed blog entry about your final project idea. It should be 2+ paragraphs, describing your topic and your possible methodology in as much detail as possible. Please, also add the name of your collaborator, if you have one. (If you work in a group, make sure both of you post your proposal.)

* I have assigned you to a “comment group” (http://vissoc.qwriting.qc.cuny.edu/2010/03/17/groups-for-comments/). Find your name on there, and write a comment to the project proposal on both your group members’ blog entries. This comment should be in form of an (intelligent) question or recommendation (Just imagine you had my role for a moment).

* if you had posted your proposal on Monday already, please see the comments from your fellow group mates and write a reply (in form of another comment) as if you would respond to them. Please refer to them personally by their usernames.

I will grade your blogs on Friday for the first time. Grades will be posted on Blackboard.

Keep tagging your blogs! 🙂

Good luck for the midterm! Email me with questions.

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Link for class on March 17

March 17th, 2010 by antonia in Uncategorized · No Comments

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