About jmcclurken

I am a Professor of History and American Studies & the Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology, and Innovation at the University of Mary Washington.

Tuesday Readings–Week 7

Bergin, Thomas. “What is a Computer? An Answer from the Past,” Annals of the History of Computing 36, no. 3 (Summer 2014): 80-84. doi: 10.1109/MAHC.2014.48 ​ (accessed October 5, 2014).

Light, Jennifer. “When Computers Were Women,” Technology and Culture 40, no. 3 (July 1999): 455-483. http://ezproxy.umw.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.umw.edu/docview/198455336?accountid=12299 (accessed October 5, 2014).

Week 6 Readings

 

Week 6 — Tuesday: http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.umw.edu/stable/pdfplus/4058220.pdf?&acceptTC=true&jpdConfirm=true

                On top of this, pages 33-34 of Downey’s book should be glanced at.

Thursday: http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.umw.edu/stable/pdfplus/2744948.pdf?&acceptTC=true&jpdConfirm=true

http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.umw.edu/stable/pdfplus/10.1525/fq.2008.61.4.8.pdf?&acceptTC=true&jpdConfirm=true

 

Update on database/timeline assignment

In class: Go to our class Google Doc to refine the fields to be used in our database/timeline.

 

By Monday, September 22, each group should publish a post with the following information:

 

  • Brainstorm 5 representations of information/communication technology for each member of your group
  • Suggest 1 or 2 ways that such representations might be created (filling out a text only form, clips/screen captures, infographic, animated gif, etc.)

 

 

Directions for opening activity on Thursday from Christian

http://morsecode.scphillips.com/morse.html

Rules:
1) Students will individually create sentences and present them to their group.
2) Group will decide on one sentence to relay to their partnering table.
3) Scoring System:
1 point for most creative sentence
1 point for a successful relay of message from table to table (for both partnering tables)
1 point if opposing table is able to intercept the message (individually based)

*Tables have only two opportunities to relay their message to their partnering table
*The same person can not attempt to relay the message on both opportunities, must switch with group member

MOST POINTS WIN.