Welcome to the collaborative archive of interactive media for Professor Hassapopoulou’s courses on Interactive Cinema and New Media. Thank you for contributing! Please remember to add your name on your page.
Guidelines for posting:
[USERNAME AND PASSWORD CAN BE FOUND ON THE HARD COPY OF THE SYLLABUS AND ON THE COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS PAGE ON NYU CLASSES]
ADD YOUR TOPIC HERE to let everyone know what you are covering in your blog post.
This blog will serve as a collective archive for our course (for blog entries and software links). Each of you will be posting a blog entry on this website. You will be given a username and password, which will give you access to this blog so you can edit and post your entries. The main assignment you will post in a new page will be the Blog Post (BP). You should copy and paste your text to a Word document because you will need to also turn in a hard copy (minus images and links, WITH citations of all sources used).
>> Blog Post (BP) is due every Tuesday before class, and a hard copy of the text portion (i.e. minus any images and links) must be turned in at the beginning of class. Each student will post one blog post (750-1000 words) to the shared class blog (this is separate from the main course website). On Week 3, you will sign up for a specific date and that will be your deadline to post. The blog post will cover an interactive medium (e.g. an artpiece, an iPhone app, a CD-ROM) that is not listed on the class syllabus and has not been covered in class. You must also incorporate at least one assigned reading into the analysis of your chosen medium to show how it relates to critical and theoretical aspects of the course. The objective of this assignment is two-fold: you will be given the opportunity to expand the scope of the course through your findings, and, at the same time, you will be contributing to a collective archive of interactive works. Before posting your blog, browse through all the blogs posted before yours, and ask the students posting on the same day as you for their topic in order to avoid covering the same topic as someone else.
>> The objective of this assignment is two-fold: you will be given the opportunity to expand the scope of the course through your findings, and – at the same time – you will be contributing to a collective archive of interactive works. Before posting your blog, browse through all the blogs posted before you, and ask the students posting on the same day as you for their topic in order to avoid covering the same work as someone else. Please cite all your sources at the end of your post, and add hyperlinks to online media used. Don’t forget to save your work in a Word document because you will need to also turn in a hard copy in class. It is recommended that you initially type your text in a Word document and then copy and paste it to WordPress to make sure your work is saved. The preferred browser to use for WordPress is Firefox or Internet Explorer because those browsers allow you to resize images more easily.
>> Instructions on how to post and edit your blog will be given in class as part of a WordPress tutorial. If you have not used WordPress before, allow yourself enough time to play around with the editing and posting tools to make sure your blog entry looks just the way you want it. DO NOT MODIFY EXISTING PAGES!
>> MAKE SURE YOU POST ON A NEW PAGE. To do this, access the DASHBOARD (left-hand side of page) and click on PAGES >> ADD NEW PAGE. Shortcut: Click on the blog image on the top left-hand corner of page, then scroll down to New, then click on Page. Add a title to your page (the title of the work you are presenting or, if too long, a shorter title). MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE YOUR NAME on your page and the TOTAL WORD COUNT (excluding Works Cited list).