This is the blog site for a freshman seminar course at the University of Pittsburgh, Fall 2012.
In this course, we will explore texts and ideas and assignments loosely based on technology and culture. We will ask (and perhaps answer): How do technology and culture intersect and affect each other? How is technology changing the ways we communicate? Because this course is designed also to transition to help you transition to your new life at Pitt, we’ll be exploring some local cultures of technologies in Pittsburgh through field trips and local histories.
The theme of technology and culture will also inform the work you will do in this class. Beyond the traditional essays you may be accustomed to, you will write blog posts, create audio essays, produce short videos, and perform visual presentations. Peer review workshops, blog posts, and presentations will help to make you more comfortable composing and sharing your work with the class.