Week 1 Summary

First week of the semester complete!

We started the week off for our class having our first two classes on Zoom on Monday and Wednesday. Today, Friday, we met for the first time in-person. This week as one can expect for a first week of the semester were given a n overview of what to expect from the class.

We joined our class Discord.

We went over class expectations.

We went through the class Canvas page.

We made sure that we had our domains set for the class.

In our classes we went over digital fluency, digital citizenship, and digital praxis. We talked about how we take on an understanding of the digital world. Our citizenship within the digital world was a topic we went over a bit and how we go about our life within it. We talked about our understand of it all and how we take it all in

Out of class we filled out a Google form with some general information. We also had a couple of readings:

Cory Doctorow: Science Fiction is a Luddite Literature

An excerpt from Neil Stephenson’s Snow Crash.

We also discussed these a bit in class before reading them. We talked about computers being in all that we do. We also talked a bit about the metaverse and the themes within Snow Crash. We take in the story from Snow Crash and see it in other stories that are familiar to us.

I really enjoy this quote from the syllabus:

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.” – Neil Gaiman

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