Class Thirteen: Reviews, Building The Site, and your Bio

April 18
Today’s class:

Finish peer reviews (see last class post to see which words you are responsible for and links to forms and lists)

Incorporate the comments from your peer reviews to make your definition excellent.
Make sure the revised definition is in the shared document

Register as an author for domain access to our shared site
You will be asked to create a name as an author on this site (however you want to be known for this keyword project)

BIO Upload your 140 character bio and image into the profile in WordPress when you register as an author
Write this however you want, create whatever image you want to be represented by

CREATE a post

In headline write: “By: Your Name with (Your secondary author’s name) as a secondary author”
In Post body write: “Your word”, and as much of the definition and images as you can by Tuesday, April 25

Categorize: KEY WORDS
Tag: words that make sense with your definition

Tuesday: We will define design attributes, and you will implement them on your word.

Everyone will peer-review two words for design. Work on the same two words you peer-reviewed for content, and email the primary author comments; After comments all will revise their design for form. Voila.



Class Twelve: Critique, Complement & Augment

April 11

Write — finish authorship on primary word, and support as secondary author. Once you both feel good about your word post it to this shared document, under your word (in orange).

Collaborate on thoughts for common design as notes for Nell and Pete as we create the “thing” that will be the final form of our project.

Use this form to write your thoughts when peer-reviewing key words.

Here is a link to FEEDBACK spreadsheet. You may comment, but not edit.


When using the form (above) to review your words, we’re asking you to consider Ideas, Organization, and Mechanics as separate review categories. When assessing Ideas, think about the invention/creation which the author uses in the post, their metaphors, and the logical flow of the text. In Organization consider transitions between paragraphs, balance, and pay specific attention to the shape of the introduction and conclusion. In Mechanics comment on the punctuation, sentence structure, diction, and general proofreading comments.

Jasmine: Curate & Photograph
Alex: Mindfulness & Typing
Rebecca: Comment & Image
Katherine: Digital Ethics & mindfulness
Chris D: Social Media & Seeing
Kendall: Curate & Seeing
Gundolf: Publish & materiality
Shaniece: Image & Digital Ethics
Ashley: Comment & materiality
Lauran: Social Media & Publish
Nastacia: Photograph &
Chris B: materiality & Typing

Red hat Pink Hat: symbolic juxtaposition of form and meaning


An explanation of the visual symbols at play.
For this section I compare formal qualities of two hats used in the presidential campaign to illustrate variations in meaning presented in visual objects: the red MAGA hat (created to show support for the Republican 2016 Presidential Campaign) and the pink Pussy Hat (worn to show support in the January 21, 2017 Women’s March) Continue reading

THIS BLOG IS MANDATORY and other ideas

Who could be unhappy when looking at this image of a floating balloon guy with a sucker? And yet, the text tells me this is a rebellion–subtext: I’m only doing this because I have to. This is my kind of revolution. I appreciate the work, obligatory or no. In fact I just find myself wanting to float around with this guy, even if I’m forced to. ; ) Ingrid’s WordPress cover is a creative delight, playful and personal while still doing the work (that she is forced to do…)

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