office: Nugent 560, Room A
email: mschwartz AT mmm DOT edu
COMM 308 Section 02 Wednesday, 2:30 pm - 5:20 pm
This course is motivated in large part by the spirit of the open-source movement. Participatory culture, fans, gamers, bloggers and vloggers are challenging the dominant content of mainstream media and traditional notions of privacy and intellectual property. In this course we will complete projects that introduce and experiment with a variety of tools that enable collaboration and sharing. What is socially engaged citizenship in the context of open-source technology? [Buzzwords: blogs, social graph, wikis, freemium, podcasting, RSS feeds, del.icio.us, tumblr, Indymedia, Wikipedia, open API, flickr, skype].