Archive | October, 2010

week 4, Digital Electioneering, Part 2

25 Oct

Framing: How are political campaigns using (and abusing) digital technologies? How did digital electioneering change between 2004 and 2008? Between 2008 and 2010? What might the future bring? How are these technologies being used to “brand” candidates and how are “other” campaigns (not presidential, not statewide) using these technologies?

Agenda

  • Discussion
  • TVW – 7 pm – 8 pm (live stream)
  • Project Work

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Week 3 – Digital Electioneering

18 Oct

An ambitious task for the evening:
A historical and quasi-contemporary look at campaign use of technology, beginning with radio debates,  moving on to the Kennedy-Nixon debates, and closing with the first campaign-oriented websites (1990s). Examine communication that is top-down as well as bottom-up.

Agenda:

  • Overview/Housekeeping
  • Lecture: From Print Political Culture To Electronic: How We Got Here
  • General/Reading Discussion
  • Roll Up Our Sleeves: Project Work

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Week 2 : Political Systems

11 Oct

Agenda

  • Introductory Lecture/Discussion
  • Break: ~ 7 pm
  • Guest Speaker: Alex Howard (@digiphile) Gov 2.0 Correspondent for O’Reilly Media (7.30 pm via Skype)
  • Going Forward: discussion leaders, project

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That Anti-Clinton 1984 Ad

4 Oct

In 2007, Phil de Vellis, an employee of consulting firm Blue State Digital (created by former members of Howard Dean’s internet team), reportedly mashed up the classic Apple 1984 ad, substituting Hillary Clinton for Big Brother (or Big Blue, depending on your point of view). YouTube user ParkRidge47 posted the ad to YouTube on 5 March 2007.

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Week 1: Introduction

4 Oct

We’ll talk to one another, go over the proposed schedule and syllabus, talk about the class project, set up blogs (if needed).

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