I found this online glossary Keywords of Media Theory in the website for the course Theories of Media. It is relevant that the site began life as an assignment for the course taught by W. J. T. Mitchell at the University of Chicago. “The online form of the project, in allowing us to teach and publish with new media, has proven an exciting pedagogical arena. In relation to our subject, media theory, it has prompted us to think about the interface as a mediating element, whether it is the tiled interface presented here for the Keywords Glossary, or the form of books themselves as in the case of our printed forbears. The project has offered students a rare opportunity to test out the world of publishing, and to consider how academic study gets transformed into textual and visual forms that can teach others. ” Not so different from our own project, isnt’it?
Purpose: To study the organisation of the site, the use of individual pages for keywords, the keywords selected, the use of referencing and the bibliographic research, the use of tags and the form the students collaborated in the project.
Task: Read the following keywords simulation/simulacrum (1) and simulation/simulacrum (2) . Post in this blog about the way the terms are presented and contextualised in relation to concerns specific to the media artwork. What lessons can be learnt about the way the research is done and presented online?
Respond: Come back to the tiip’s blog, read your classmates posts and leave a comment with your feedback.
Task: Friday, January 18th
Respond: Tuesday, January 22th
Thank you and have fun with the keywords!