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. . . will not take place in the classroom. You’ll have the opportunity to work on your group projects independently. However, you’re always welcome to contact me should you need any help.

Best of luck!


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Project Time Has Come

Hello everybody,

We’ve already covered the basics you need to enter the all-out development phase of your projects. Hence, there will be no formal lectures next two Thursdays (10th and 17th). Please use this time to efficiently make significant and exciting headway with your projects.

You’re more than welcome to get in touch with your teaching team if you need any type of support during this intensive development period. We will be logging in to your group sites to monitor progress behind the scenes as well.

Best of luck and looking forward to seeing you again in class on April 24!

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WordPress 2.5!. . . and our wordpress.com dashboards are sporting a brand new look! Some buttons are not where they used to be and other options offer expanded functionality — just the way it’s supposed to be in the world of new media!

Next lecture we’ll cover the important changes. I’ll bring you up to date on everything directly related to the success of your online projects.

In the meantime, if you just can’t wait to get going, here’s a piece called “10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 2.5” by Aaron Brazel from Technosailor.

For those of you with a little bit more time on their hands, here’s a detailed description of the new 2.5 developments from the horse’s mouth, i.e., the folks at the wordpress.org blog 😉

Happy exploring!

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Who would’ve thought? Last lecture we learned about licensing original work under Creative Commons licenses and the next thing we know, Mr. Trent Reznor released a new music collection under CC!

Here you can find some extra info in German and, of course, the obligatory MySpace link!

And as if this is not already exciting enough, Nine Inch Nails need your creative input in the realm of new media! The video bellow will tell you all you need to know to get started!

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Eve Ensler’s phenomenally successful play Vagina Monologues has been performed in more than 76 countries and translated into over 45 languages since its 1996 premiere in New York City.

Inspired by the global impact of her work, Eve founded the V-Day movement whose focus is on preventing and eliminating violence against women. You can find more info on how to host a V-Day event in your community here.

An international group of Jacobs University students will be performing the Vagina Monologues on-campus tonight at 8.00 pm in the East Wing of the IRC building.

In the meantime, here is a presentation on happiness in body and soul Eve gave at the Technology, Entertainment, Design conference in Monterey, California.

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We wish you all a wonderful Easter break!

PS Do check your feed same time next week for your next homework assignment.

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Hello everyone,

It’s time for your group appointments with Dr. Özelsel and Prof. Kühnen. Please contact them for a thirty-minute meeting sometime this Wednesday or Thursday.

Thank you!

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