[Air-L] teaching social computing / critical social media?

Katja Mayer katja.mayer at univie.ac.at
Sun Jul 8 06:57:41 PDT 2012


hi dan,

this syllabus looks great! i have not looked in detail at all your 
slides, but what about creating tools for a critical and responsible 
(social) science.
i am currently preparing a course on digital methods, and sometimes i 
wonder about both some of the tools (social) scientists are using, and 
how they are using it...

with all the "digital groundedness" (rogers) research of social media 
and social structure etc is facing today, a bit of social computing 
expertise cannot hurt....

with best regards
katja

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Dr. Katja Mayer
Department of Social Studies of Science
University of Vienna, Austria
http://homepage.univie.ac.at/katja.mayer

Am 03.07.12 23:14, schrieb dan mcquillan:
> hi there
>
> in the last academic year i prototyped a 20 week course for 2nd year
> computing students called 'social computing'. i append below the
> syllabus and a link to the blog where the raw(!) slides and lecture
> notes can be found under a CC-by-nc-sa license.
>
> i'll also be teaching a 1st year version this year, and an MA module.
> i'd be interested to hear from anyone who's also teaching a social
> computing / critical social media course or similar, especially with
> ideas and/or notes to share :).
>
> the syllabus:
> 1. the emergence of web 2.0
> 2. internet infrastructure & global social media
> 3. seeing through social networks
> 4. the dark side of social networks
> 5. open source code, copyright & culture
> 6. programming & participatory culture
> 7. computing and crowds
> 8. crowdsourcing, flashmobs & crowdfunding
> 9. social computing & business
> 10. social business
> 11. datascapes 1: tracking, scraping & opendata
> 12. datascapes 2: visualisation & big data
> 13. liveness
> 14. mobile
> 15. civic hacking
> 16. civic hacking case studies
> 17 hackspaces & 3D printing
> 18 getting stuff done: agile, lean & startups
> 19 critical theory
> 20 review (pub quiz!)
>
> thanks to barry wellman for the heads up on 'Networked'.
>
> cheers
> dan
>
> http://www.gold.ac.uk/computing/staff/d-mcquillan/
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