Over the course of the class, we investigated the ways in which digital technologies influences how we express our identities, process information, build communities, and participate in activism. We kept coming back to the metaphor of the internet as a “double-edged sword”: the internet can be a tool for coalition- and community-building–while also dividing people and perpetuating inequality. Overall, we explored how the internet offers new rhetorical tools and ways of conveying information that matters to us.
At the end of each semester, students created public-facing, multimedia projects building on ideas they’d developed throughout the class. Students took these projects in many different directions–check out their work by clicking the links above!