Notes on Media Literacy

Note: part of The Troubling Hour: “For the past year or so, I’ve gotten in the habit of getting up at 6:15 AM, before anyone else in my house is awake. I make my extra strong coffee and sit on the couch, scrolling through my facebook and twitter feeds. Usually I’m looking for something that sparks my curiosity and inspires me to get into a critically reflective (troubling/troubled) space. I call this time the troubling hour.”

Social Media Literacies

Attention and Other 21st Century Literacies by Howard Reingold

  • Attention
  • Participation
  • Collaboration
  • Network awareness
  • Critical consumption

Reingold discusses focused attention and need for awareness and reflection on social media practices. Could a variation of this data diary exercise be helpful?

on different forms of paying attention

Sometimes we need to “turn on all the lights” in order to be aware of as much as possible. Sometimes we need to be vigilant to information outside our focal area, and at other times we need to block out distractions and narrow our attention to a spotlight.

I need to find the feminist pedagogy articles that I’ve read about attention and digital literacies and revisit them:

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  • Herbst, Claudia. “Masters of the House: Literacy and the Claiming of Space on the Internet” (WebVista)
  • Gordon, Eric and David Bogen. “Designing Choreographies for the ‘New Economy of Attention'” (WebVista)
  • Kellner, Douglas and Jeff Share. “Critical Media Literacy, Democracy, and the Reconstruction of Education” (WebVista)
  • Daniels, Jessie. “Rethinking Cyberfeminism(s): Race, Gender, and Embodiment” (WebVista)
  • Musto, Jennifer Lynne. “Techno-Mindfulness and Critical Pedagogic Praxis in Third Wave Feminist Classroom Spaces” (WebVista)

Types of Attention