The academic school year 2012-13 is over! I'm thrilled to have taught two really awesome seminars with projects designed by students on the topic social movements and their uses of social media...research projects on everything from KONY 2012 to The Harlem Shake as a battle cry for Arab youth.
My M.A. student Jing Niu has also completed a fabulous web project on cellphones, our mobile addictions and our memories of their first appearance in our lives.
I really love the project!
The memories project recalls the early versions of the Nokia smart phone, the bag phones, the handys, and the first one-way lover's quarrels we heard in urban landscapes around the world, from Tokyo to New York City.
(I come in with one of my own first memories around 1:06)