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Welcome


Class Outline

Vannevar Bush and As We May Think

What is Humanities Computing?

How the course will be run

Look at the Web site

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As We May Think



Vannevar Bush

How can technology help the peace?

Technology and Thinking

Communicating, Classifying and Associating


Memex

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Computers and the Humanities


What do computers have to do with the humanities?

What are the Humanities?

(History, Languages, Philosophy, English, Arts, French)

Disciplines that look at what human culture, art and communication

Disciplines that look at how we think and express ourselves

What is a computer?

A general purpose, digital, electronic, calculating machine

A technology that extends our thinking, expressing and communicating

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How will the course be run?


Office hours, Thursday 2-4pm, TSH 309A

Come and visit!

Lectures twice a week

Lecture notes will be online

Tutorials

Sign up for tutorials after Monday's class

Small group work

Assignments

Multipart Web Assignment

Participation

Homework

Final Exam

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Content of Course


Understanding Multimedia Communication in the Humanities

Design of Multimedia

Interface Design

Digital Media: Text and Image

Digital Media: Sound and Video

Interactivity

Hypertext and Hypermedia

History of Multimedia Computing

Futures of Multimedia Computing

Multimedia and Learning

Review

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Tutorials


In TSH 206

Groups of up to 25

Within Tutorial you form Small Groups of 4-5

Assignments will be handed in and returned in Tutorial

Sign up for tutorials at office on 2nd floor of TSH (205) starting Monday after class

In the Tutorial you will learn hands-on skills needed

HTML, Dreamweaver...

Your TA is your friend

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Assignments


Participation

Participtation in tutorial and small group worksheets

I will assign participation marks to students who go out of their way to help

Homework

5 online multiple-choice forms

First one to be completed by September 29

Web Assignment

Three parts, topic page, interface design, and full Web site

Topic due week of Oct 13 in Tutorial

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Readings and the Web Site


No textbook!

Readings are on the Web (See outline)

Web Site

http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~hccrs/IHC/ihchome.htm

Created by Geoffrey Rockwell, September, 2003