In Jenkins and in some of the other readings, we’ve thought about how netroots (a term used to describe political activism organized through blogs and other online media) might bring about change. Yet, sometimes, as we all know, real change does not happen.
Chip is interested in how libraries might contribute to sustaining and supporting such efforts. What might libraries do or do better to connect with netroots activity?
Impressed by your media work yesterday, he also asked you to think about how you might create a podcast that articulated this issue.
These are certainly not easy questions, but please take a moment to post any ideas you might have.
Timothy shared this “generic news report” video at the end of class on Monday. It reminded him of our conversation about the predictable ways in which news is shared and distributed. It reminded me of some the issues we’ll likely encounter as we begin our explorations with PowerPoint.
Based on the readings, the videos, and class responses, what are the ingredients for making compositions that bring about change?
Here is the video that Jenkins mentions at the start of “Photoshop for Democracy”:
In preparation for our discussion today about writing, politics, and social media, check out this YouTube video: