I hope you’re hard at work on your final projects, which are due on Wednesday.
You will need to bring a printed copy of your half of the final project to class on Wednesday night. If, for whatever reason, your project will be late, you MUST email me by 3 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon so that we can figure out when you will be finished, make alternative arraignments, and be able to hand it off to your designated classmate for a critique. Any excused late paper will be penalized three points.
Because your classmates are counting on you finishing on time in order for them to be able to do their critique and the second half of the project, unexcused late projects (i.e. if you don’t email me before class) will not be accepted.
On to class: This week we’re going to look at the Dean campaign in 2003 and 2004 and talk about its impact on online campaigning. Here are some articles to get you started:
- Ed Cone
- Micah Sifry I
- Micah Sifry II
- Matthew Kerbel and Joel Bloom (PDF)
- Garance Franke-Ruta
- And a chapter on DeanSpace from Extreme Democracy (where you can read more chapters if interested).
Also: As I said, I want to offer a second “Omniclass” opportunity on Wednesday, so if there are topics you’d like me to cover, please let me know! This is your last chance to ask all of the random internet-related questions you have kicking around in your head.