By the start of your first class the week of Jan 19, finish reading Mary Shelley’s novel and post a comment on reading colors for Volume 3, according to the instructions below, which also appear in my only Volume 3 readingcolors post.
For this section of the online discussion (Volume 3), please start your comment with CAPITAL LETTERS in one of two ways: “NEW THREAD” or “COMMENT ON.”
For example, if you want to introduce a NEW THREAD, begin with those two words and add a brief title of your idea. Here’s how that might look: NEW THREAD: TECHNOLOGY AS MASTER.
If you are the one introducing a new thread, your complete entry looks like this
NEW THREAD, TECHNOLOGY AS MASTER: On page 131, the creature says, ” You are my creator, but I am your master;–Obey!” This reminds me of modern technology and the myriad ways in which it has become our master. Does anyone else see this parallel, and if so what is a particularly salient modern example?
Once you pick the new thread to which you want to respond, begin your reply to my original post (VOLUME 3. student threads) with these words:
COMMENT ON TECHNOLOGY AS MASTER: then start writing your comment
Let’s see how this goes. The goal is to offer a new discussion thread. Conceive of and phrase your idea in a way that encourages discussion. At the same time, avoid an overly broad statement that leaves readers wondering what exactly they are discussing. Provide just enough context and explanation to start a productive discussion.
Remember that we need a balance of new threads and comments on the ideas. Before you post, review what’s been already been written, so that you can sustain or introduce momentum where needed.