Week-by-Week

January 29 – Course Introduction – WORDPRESS INTRO

February 5 – The Social Construction of Time and the History of OutHistory.org – Guest Speaker Jonathan Katz

February 12 – A Brief History of the LGBT+ Experience: Part 1 – Guest Speaker Jonathan Katz

February 19 – A Brief History of the LGBT+ Experience: Part 2 – Guest Speaker Jonathan Katz – TIMELINE JS WORKSHOP

February 26 – Queer Commons/Archives – Guest Speaker Marvin Taylor – OMEKA WORKSHOP

March 5 – Digital Archives – Guest Speaker Donald Mennerich – DIGITAL ARCHIVE WORKSHOP

March 12 – History, Design, and Interaction in the Digital Medium – TOPIC SELECTION PROPOSAL DUE

March 19 – SPRING BREAK

March 26 – A Queer Sort of Experience: Performance Across the Interface

April 2 – Is Web Design Heteronormative?

April 9 – Student Report on Essay Research

April 16 – Presentations of First Drafts of Site Redesign and Information ArchitectureESSAY ROUGH DRAFTS DUE

April 23 – Chronology: Visualizations of Time – TIMELINE JSes DUE

April 30– Project Lab

May 7 – Project Review/Conference – Presentations of Final Version of Site Redesign and Information Architecture

May 14 – No Class Meeting

All students’ final work to be completed by midnight Saturday, May 18th.

Course Policies

  • The syllabus in this course is an organic and evolving document that will change over the course of the semester due to changes made by the instructor(s), additions provided by guest lecturers, and recommendations made by students. Due to this fact, you are encouraged to regularly check the readings and assignments for upcoming weeks to make sure that you are prepared for class. Changes will be discussed during “business” time at the beginning of each class and the instructor(s) will make every effort to ensure that readings do not change less than two weeks before a given week.
  • Attendance at and attentiveness in all class meetings is vital to this complex, process-oriented course. As your work through your projects, you will both benefit from and be able to assist your classmates by taking part in conversations and discussions of work in progress. As such this contribution to class discussion is mandatory.
  • Excused absences are only allowed for special circumstances such as emergencies or illness. Please notify Prof. Keramidas in the event an excused absence is necessary. Unexcused absences and repeated lateness will affect your final grade
  • The shape of projects may shift in a way that you will be working collaboratively with other students. That is the nature of this kind of work. In cases of collaborative work you are expected to work well with your collaborators, contribute what is expected of you, and not allow other members to carry the workload.
  • Plagiarism–the use of words, ideas, or arguments from another person or source without citation–is unacceptable in all circumstances and will be punished severely.