digital Justice Log #2
For this digital justice log, please consider yourself an archivist! By this day of class, you need to make sure that you have selected your activist, artist, group, or hashtag. Find ONE paltform where you feel they are doing interesting rhetorical work (the ways that they try to persuade their audiences is interesting to you). This could be instagram, twitter, facebook, blog, vine, youtube. It just has to be WIDELY accessible. If the person or group you are following has been VERY active, take a look at the last month or so of activity. If the person or group you are following has been MODERATELY active, you may need to take a longer look. After you have some kind of feed to talk about, write about this:
- Give an overview of what this person or group has been doing with this digital space. Discuss what has been shared, discussed, or argued.
- Now, pick 2-3 digital moments (a blog, a tweet, a post, a video, etc) that is most interesting to you. How does this rhetor influence and impact their audience? Why did they do that way? Be as detailed as possible.
- Take screenshots and images that can document and archive this rhetorical moment that you have chosen. You will use the gallery module later and upload these images to your website.
now take it further
This time, you are diving deeper into your digital space(s). Remember that nothing is a coincidence or accident. Decisions were made. Everything that you see, hear, and experience in this digital space was planned out for you. Here are some questions for you to answer. You should answer as many of these questions that you can and in any order that you like. Remember, you need to make this writing interesting and you need to convey how and why this organization/person is important--- YOU chose them for a reason. Convey your passion!
Here are your questions:
- If images are used, explain what kinds of images are chosen. Why those? When are they used? How do the images contribute to the social justice focus of your organization/person?
- If videos are used, explain the kinds of videos that are chosen. Why those? When are they used? How do the videos contribute to the social justice focus of your organization/person?
- If music is used, explain what kinds of songs are chosen. Why those? When are they used? How does the music contribute to the social justice focus of your organization/person?
- Do people interact with the creators of this digital space? If so, what do visitors/followers say? How have visitors/followers been encouraged to respond this way?
- Does your organization use multiple platforms (twitter, youtube, website, facebook, etc)? If so, name them. How is this organization/person creating their overall digital identity? Why do you think they have made the decisions to populate these platforms? What's interesting about their overall digital presence? How do these multiple platforms contribute to the social justice focus of your organization/person?
- How do you access the site? Laptop? Smartphone? Does the computer screen limit you or offer you more accessibility? Why? Does your phone limit you or offer you more accessibility? Why?
- If you are looking at twitter, how does this person/organization navigate with and in the 140-character rule?
digital justice log #3 (extra crEdit)
This last log is a bit different. You are not actually going to look at the digital spaces now. You are going to think about and design a PLAN OF ACTION. Answer the questions below in any order that you like. Answer as many questions as you like. Make your entire essay flow as one piece. Consider also how you might write this piece. Will this be a letter? Will this be a report? Will this be an editorial? Will this be a traditional essay? Will this be a proposal? It is YOUR call!
Here are your questions:
- Now that you have followed this group for the assignment, what will you do now that the assignment is over? Will you stay involved? If so, how? If not, why not?
- What would you like your digital audiences to now know and do in relation to this person or organization? How do you hope to inspire them?
- What would you like your colleagues in the class to do as a group, if anything? Is there a service or activist project the class could take on? What? How? Be VERY specific here. If you say that you want to create a service activity, then how will you make that happen? What office(s) at the college will you contact? What needs to be organized? When? Where? Who are the key players? What is the preparation?