Thursday, January 9, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014

SMC316 Winter 2014 is Live!

Welcome to this year's iteration of SMC316: Social Technology and Networks (note the new course code and shorter name). One of the best, but also most challenging, things about teaching this course is how quickly examples become totally passé. While I scavenge the inter webs to find more recent videos, news items and other topics around which to anchor our in-class and online discussions, take a gander at some recent themes or "memes" that are already out of date - via Wired's "10 Best Memes of 2013" list. We may very well end up revisiting some of these - although now as historical artifacts, rather than emergent phenomena.

In the meantime, here's a mash-up of two "old" meme-level songs/videos (one from last year and one from the year before) that I'm sure you're all sick of by now ;)