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welcome to our final week of semester

Well, this is it – our final week. It’s been a wonderful, colourful journey for Siân and for me, and we hope it’s been rewarding and interesting for you as well.

A few reminders and some information in relation to your lifestream submission and final assignment.

The lifestream is due on Sunday 13 December, and the submission [...]

Mulling over assignment topic

I had a chat session with Sian on Monday on my assignment topic  – my ideas were fuzzy at the beginning of the chat but started to take shape during our chat.

One thing I was clear about. I want to take a non-linear (non-assembly line) approach to how I would present my essay [...]

Assignment Thoughts – the current (draft plan)

After much faffing and thinking here is what I’m thinking about for my assignment (the title is especially preliminary) – comments very very welcome!

Possible Title: Post Human or Post Relationship?: Uncanny Machine Interventions in Online Social Spaces

What I want to look at (in my relatively wee word limit):

I want to explore how automatic prompts, scripts [...]

our penultimate week

As you know, there are no group activities for the next couple of weeks, to give everyone a chance to really focus on the assignment. Jen has posted our skype ‘open office’ times below, so please drop by and chat about your assignment then, if it’d be helpful to you. Or use email or the [...]

assignment discussion office hours

If you’d like to chat with your tutor about your final assignment topic or format, Siân and Jen will be available for Skype text chats at the following (UK time zone) times next week:

Siân (sianbayne1)

Monday 30 November, 3-4pm

Friday 4 December, 9-10am

Jen (jross28)

Tuesday 1 December – 2-3pm

Thursday 3 December – 10-11am

more on the final assignment topic

We wanted to clarify what’s expected in terms of the topic for the final assignment, as the course guide is perhaps a little ambiguous on this. The expectation is that you should write ‘on an aspect of the course content defined by yourself’ – this can be any aspect of the course content. While the [...]

week 10 – can you believe it?

Hello all, and welcome to week 10! Siân and I were saying this morning that we can’t believe how the semester has flown by. Your blog posts, comments and tweets over the past couple of weeks have been extremely thoughtful, interesting and creative.

This week:

This week is our final week of structured content for the course, [...]