Besides Working Group participation, this portion of your grade also includes participation in class discussions, interaction with other student presentations, short assignments, science fiction viewing reports, etc.
Status as of 2/27/97 for the MESL sites:
By March 7:
By March 14:
By March 21:
You will be creating a set of web pages that shows the most striking findings and differences between sites. Because we may lose our access to the MESL sites after March 21, you will need to save any raw data that you'll need before then. (A little later in the term we will discuss how to turn PICT screendumps into JPEG images and present these as part of a Web page.)
By April 4:
With your focus group, work up a set of web pages that explain the interesting contrasts that you have found between the MESL sites. Ideally, each group member should have found at least half a dozen interesting ones.
As part of the Class Participation portion of your grade you will need to complete a number of short assignments. The most significant of these is listed below.
Viewings During the course of the semester, all students will watch at least two science fiction films and report back to the class (and/or discuss these within their focus groups):
Emphasis on how major aspects of society will change due to new information technologies: Johnny Mnemonic (1995), They Live (1988), Wild Palms (1993), Until the End of the World (1991), *Bladerunner (1982), Brazil (1985), Terminator (1984), *T-2 (1991)
Examination of future societies and capabilities: The Jetsons (1990), *THX-1138 (1971), *Star Wars Trilogy (1977, 1980, 1983), *2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Born in Flames (1982), Tron (1982)
Return to the Impact Spring 1997 Homepage
Questions or comments? Please contact the Impact webmaster.