After the 94 articles activity I reported about on our Digital Ethnography blog 2 weeks ago, my research team (“students”) began crafting their research proposals. These were then aggregated into one collaborative proposal showing how each project is related to the others. In the meantime, they have also been learning the language of video; gathering clips, pictures, and techniques for demonstrating their proposals in compelling ways. Most of them had never edited video before, and yet here we are just 4 weeks into the semester and they have already mastered the basics and created some interesting work. The video below is simply some of the best of their 16 “trailers” mashed together to give you a glimpse into the project we hope to create throughout the rest of this semester. We call the project: “The Fight for Significance in the Age of the Microcelebrity: Anonymity, Anonymous, Smart Mobs, Mad Mobs, Bot Mobs and the Great American Poets”
All the students are actively blogging about their projects. You are welcome to follow along at our research hub.