This week, we’re shifting from Changing Ideas about media and what they do for us to Changing Practices, how we interact with one another as consequence of digital networked media, and, in return, how they change and grow over time as a consequence of how we use them.
This coming week, we’re looking at how the concept of knowledge itself and how we produce it is changing. We’ll consider the idea of collective intelligence – the ways we are smarter together than we are alone, and how digital networked media influence those practices.
For Tuesday, take a look at the following readings:
- Henry Jenkins “If It Doesn’t Spread, It’s Dead“
- Howard Rheingold “Smart Mobs“
- James Gleick “What Defines a Meme?“
As you do, think about ways you’ve participated in collectively answering questions, solving problems, and other forms of knowledge production. You may be surprised at how often you’re actually a part of the solution to a larger or more complex problem.