For your first digital justice log, please consider yourself an archivist!
By this day of class, you need to make sure that you have selected your activist, artist, group, or organization. Introduce this entity: assume that no one else in the class or elswhere really knows about them. It is your job to inform here.
Find one or two places online where you feel they are doing interesting rhetorical work using digital tools (the ways that they try to persuade their audiences is interesting to you). This could be instagram, twitter, facebook, blog, vine, tumblr, youtube. It just has to be WIDELY accessible.
If the person or group you are following has been VERY active, take a look at the last six months of activity in 2014. If the person or group you are following has been MODERATELY active, you may need to take a look at the last year of activity in 2014. (We will focus on 2015 in log#2 so just look at 2014 for now.) You have two tasks:
- Give an overview of what this person or group has been doing with this digital space. Try and summarize what has been shared, discussed, or argued. Give examples of 2-3 interesting moments and why they are interesting to you.
- Now, pick one digital moment (a blog, a tweet, a post, a video, etc). Do a rhetorical analysis of just that one moment. How does this rhetor influence and impact her audience? Why did he do that way? Be as detailed as possible.