Let’s play catch up and review where we are and where we are headed. I have graded all of your things … some items are missing and you can see what I missed for you in the Garde Center in Blackboard. Please let me know if I missed things! Also, I’d like to give everyone a chance to get caught up, so whatever you have missed, you can go back and add it to get caught up by Sunday at 5 PM.
Today we wrap up the block on Identity and while I can tell from reading your work that you’ve gotten stuff out of the experience, I am disappointed in the fact that we lost so much time together. With that said, it is time for you guys to take over again next week and produce your second Team Synthesis Post and Presentations. Same format as last time, but I want you all to me cognizant of the time you take to deliver your synthesis. Each team has an hour.
- I found the discussion flowing from my post from UVA Students and Jay’s subsequent tweet very interesting.
- Katherine Hopkins Weekly Create
- Kate’s Identity Post
- Jay and the Voices of Wenger
We define who we are by the ways we experience ourselves through participation as well as by the ways we and others reify ourselves. — Wenger
Identity as negotiated experience. — Katherine
Buckingham and Wenger coincided in their discussions on identity in several ways. Both authors emphasized that identity is neither static nor steady; instead, they describe how it is a “state of becoming,” and that the process of “identification” is going on all the time. — Jay
Thinking about how you can have “multiple” identities thanks to the power of anonymity on the Internet a more fluid definition of identity works. A definition where you are not only identify with your physical characteristics, but also your interest, your thoughts, and the content you create. — Shady
Let’s talk about digital identity and how social identities can shape other people’s overall impression of us. Does the “web function as tools for people to create constantly changing projections of their identities through content production online?” Take for example the stories of the Star Wars Kid and David after the Dentist.
Out of Class
- Team Synthesis Post and Presentation: Please have any and all reading/watching assignments made by 5 PM on Tuesday. Please post your final Synthesis Presentation Thursday by 2 PM.
- Reading: danah boyd, “White Flight in Networked Publics: Please integrate the reading by danah boyd into your synthesis.