ENGL 1102: Technocritters (Spring ’17)

Taxidermy by Lisa Black http://lisablackcreations.com/

This page contains the syllabus, course readings, and assignment sheets for ENGL 1102: Composition II “Technocritters” (Writing and Communication Program, Georgia Tech).

Mechanical bird taxidermy (right) by artist Lisa Black, a part of her FIXED series

 

COURSE TWITTER PAGE:
https://twitter.com/ENGL1102TechnoC

SYLLABUS:
ENGL 1102: Composition II “Technocritters” Syllabus, Christina M. Colvin, Spring 2017

ASSIGNMENT SHEETS:
Common First Week Video
Video Essay
Book Cover
Resources for Reading Oryx and Crake
Reflective Portfolio

READINGS:
“How Cats Evolved to Win the Internet” by Abigail Tucker
“How Cats Became Rulers of the Interwebs” by Margaret Rhodes
That Cute Whale You Clicked On? It’s Doomed” by Amanda Hess
“Taming the Monster: Violence, Spectacle, and the Virtual Animal” by Gary Walsh
The Video Essay as Art: 11 Ways of Making a Video Essay” by Conor Bateman
“How-To: Video Essays” by Greer Fyfe and Miriam Ross
“Quoting and Using Textual Evidence” handout
“Integrating Quotes MLA” handout
“With Farm Robotics, the Cows Decide When It’s Milking Time” by Jesse McKinley
“TeatTweet” from the U. of Waterloo’s Critical Media Lab
“Remote Control” by Walter Kateley
“The Feline Light and Power Company is Organized” by Jacque Morgan
“Mazes” by Ursula Le Guin
“ham” by Larissa Lai
Excerpt from Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts by Emily Anthes

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