Author: mcecire

Final Project Writing Due: Dec 9 at noon

Hello, this is a notice of a general extension on the final project writing, which is now due at noon on Friday, Dec. 9 to Aspinwall 306. Please remember that it should be at least 3 full pages for individuals, 4 for groups of two, in addition to the bibliography. Be sure to take an appropriately scholarly tone, as I…

Extra Credit opportunities

NYC Dreamlands Shuttle Saturday, November 12, 2016 Meet at Kline Commons Bus Stop at 8:30 am; returns at 7 pm (leaves NYC 5pm) Students are invited to join Experimental Humanities for a day trip to the Whitney Museum of American Art to visit the recently-opened exhibition “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016.” The exhibition “focuses on the ways in which artists have…

Spectatorship in an Age of Surveillance

This week as part of our conversations about digital proliferation and surveillance we’re attending parts of the Spectatorship in an Age of Surveillance symposium in Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. It’s co-sponsored by the Theater & Performance Program, Live Arts Bard, Experimental Humanities, and Film & Electronic Arts, with support from the American Society for Theatre Research. You can…

Language, Writing, and Introspection

The readings for today – Walter Ong’s “Writing Restructures Consciousness” (Ch. 4) in Orality and Literacy, and Ursula Le Guin‘s speculative short story “The Author of the Acacia Seeds” – are both interested in parsing out what writing is, and how its use either shapes or is shaped by the inner lives of its authors and readers. There’s a lot…

In Beijing

Hello from the rooftops of the Dongcheng district, where even on the other side of the planet and 12 hours ahead, I’m thinking of you! The blog (as you can see) is now up and running. I’ll put up a proper post for our Thursday reading (Ong and LeGuin) tomorrow. It’s been a bit of an adventure using the internet here because…

Hello World!

Welcome to the class blog for Intro to Media at Bard College. This is a community space for us to share our thoughts about the course readings and assignments in writing, and to connect them to examples and phenomena that we encounter in everyday life. Everyone in the class is an author on the blog, and will post according to a schedule…