Information Technology and Digital Media Studies
Prof. David Golumbia
University of Virginia
This assignment provides you with the opportunity to do some detective work, and some interpretive work, and also to build a website with multiple pages that is more complex than the Personal Web Page you built for Assignment 1.
|Requirements for media objects:
The media you choose should ideally be a film, episode of a television program, or novel. Novels do not have to be long, but short stories are not allowed. Before you begin working on your media selection, you must email me (at dgolumbia-at-virginia-dot-edu) with your choice. I will either approve your choice or tell you to find another media object. No more than two students may work on any particular media object. You may work in teams of two to choose the object, but your work on the website must be your own. I will add each film, novel, or TV or radio episode to this list as they are claimed by students, so check this page often. I encourage you to be creative with your choices of media objects. If you think there is any question about how your media object engages with the world of computers, be sure to explain your justification in your email to me.
|Media that will be read, used or discussed in class sessions. You may NOT choose any of these media:|
|Media claimed by two class members. You may NOT choose any of these media:|
|Media claimed by one class member.|
Most web sites are comprised of multiple web pages. These are linked to each other, and may be linked to other information and sites as well. A web site raises issues of organization and navigation that are more complicated than those of a single page. In this project you will go through these steps:
The challenges in this project are:
The site should be a minimum of four individual pages. Your pages should have a minimum of 500 words of your own writing. Make sure to cite any writing that is not your own properly (you may use any citation format you like, but you must cite any writing not your own, including the media object you are discussing).
As in the first lab assignment, the index page for the site should be located in a subdirectory of your mdst110 directory, so that the index.html reads as follows:
You should put your page in a directory that has the following form (where "yourid" is replaced with your UVa ID for your home directory):
Project timeline: Your Resource Sites are to be finished and submitted by the beginning of lab during the week of October 26. You should choose your media object by October 10 at the latest, so that you have plenty of time to read/watch and analyze it before building your website.