Digital Essay 1 Prompt, Groups 1 and 2

Review expectations for the Digital Essay assignment here.

Using the collaborative timeline in the google doc produced in class on 1/29 (link at the end of this post) and the readings from that week, construct a brief history of mobile technologies. In doing so, relate the history you construct to an argument in one of the readings listed at the end of this prompt. In the process, explain the author’s arguments in your own words. Focus especially on how they theorize “mobility.” Be sure to explain how the author makes the argument, the sort of evidence used, etc.

Illustrate the argument with links, videos and images (this is required for full credit). Remember that you are not simply summarizing the reading; you should critically analyze it. Make note of both what author argues and how they are making their points. Consider how they are useful and what their limitations might be. The post, not counting works cited, must be a minimum of 800 words.

These will be graded for attentiveness to assignment instructions and requirements, clarity, grammar, and use of course materials. You are required to submit your blog by the deadline (February 9, 11pm). I will not accept late assignments. You are required to properly cite everything you use in your blog posts and include a works cited list for all sources (including links, images, and videos) at the end using APA style (http://www.apastyle.org/).

Change the category of your posted essay to: Digital Essay

Readings:

  1. Goggin, Gerard and Hamilton, Caroline. (2012). “Reading After the Phone: E-reader and mobile media,” in N. Arceneaux & A. Kavoori (Eds), The Mobile Media Reader. New York: Peter Lang. p. 102-119
  2. Kakihara, Masao & Sorensen, Carsten. (2001). Expanding the ‘Mobility’ Concept. SIGGROUP Bulletin, 22(3), 33-37.
  3. Gazzard, Alison. (2011). “Location, location, location: collecting space and place in mobile media.” Convergence. 17(4): p. 405-417

Link to collaborative timeline.

This is due by 11pm, February 9.

** Clarification: The timeline you construct need only relate to the article you are analyzing.

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