Green Media Schedule 2020

Schedule subject to change, please check back regularly 

BOOKS – check here for notes on reading

Jan 27/29: Week 1
1.1
review syllabus, schedule, book, UBlearns
watch Abuela Grillo, The Animation Workshop, vimeoinfo

1.2
Introduction

Feb 3/5: Week 2

HW: Read Haraway Introduction: Write or paste into the blog a short quote from the week’s reading. Write a question or comment about the quoted text.

2.1
Media: Gasland2 by Josh Fox, 2013, (2:05)

  • Watch Movie
  • Take one small specific part/scene of the media and show how it illustrates an important point/thread/idea that permeates the whole work.

2.2
Topic: Into to Haraway AND Documentary

Feb 10/12: Week 3(Groups Assigned)

HW: Read Haraway Chapter 1; Start Group Project 1

3.1
Media : Oddkin, Companion Species and String Figures

3.2
Topic: Haraway/Media Artists and Enviromentalism

Feb 17/19: Week 4 

HW: Read Haraway Chapter 2

4.1
Media: BBC Beautiful Minds: James Lovelock, 2011, (60 minutes)

4.2
TopicHaraway/Gaia Hypothesis

Feb 24/26: Week 5

HW: Start playing game assigned to group AND Read Ecocinema Theory and Practice, Chapter 3 by Andrew Hageman, “do ecocritics dream of clockwork green,” pp 63-66 & 72-77 2012: electronic version available on library course reserve

5.1
Media: Tambien La Lluvia, 2010, Icíar Bollaín (1 hr 42) (NETFLIX)

5.2Topic Hageman/Ideology, Tambien La Lluvia

Mar 2/4: Week 6: Group Project 1 DUE

HW: Read Haraway chap 3, 59-76; Start Group Project 2

6.1
Media: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, 1984, Hayao Miyazaki, (1 hr 58) (YOUTUBE ~$4)

6.2
Topic: Haraway/sympoeisis/Nausicaa – (Nausicaa cont’d)
microbes, food, soil

Mar 9/11: Week 7

HW: Haraway Chapter 3, (reread from 71 then) pp 76-98 critical zones – ref Crocheted Coral Reef

7.1
Media:  Chasing Coral, Jeff Orlowski, date (1 hr 33) NETFLIX

7.2
Midsemester Review of frames/things to think with

  • Haraway – sympoesis, companion species, matters what stories we think with.
  • Documentary – questions of how “truth” represented, authority, authenticity
  • Hagemann – ideology – form/content levels – contradictions
  • Ingram – cognitive theory – affect, emotion, cognitive
  • Analysis of Chasing Coral with respect to one of these frames

SPRING BREAK Mar 16-21

Mar 23/25: Week 9 Group Project 2 DUE

HW: Read Ecocinema Theory and Practice, Chapter 2 by David Ingram, 2012, electronic version available on library course reserve

9.1 Ingram/Cognitive Film Theory/ – this week only blog question due by 10 Monday
Media: Games and VR

9.2 Group Presentations – Watch all Games Presentations

Mar30/April : Week 10
HW: Read  The Ecofeminism of Mad Max by Sarah Mirk: AND Mad Max Fury Road: A Savage Masterpiece of Eco-feminist Violence by faustusnotes AND Haraway Chapter 5 Making Kin (PLUS LOOK AT FOOTNOTES)????

10.1 Media: Mad Max: Fury Road, 2015, Dir. George Miller (2 hours): YOUTUBE + variety of streaming sources.

10.2 Topic: Ecofeminism. Media: Mad Max (cont’d)

April 6/8: Week 11
jHW: Read Ecocinema Theory and Practice, Chapter 1, Scott MacDonald , “The ecocinema experience,” part 1 pp 18-36, electronic version available on library course reserve

11.1
Media: Reattuning the Mind

11.2 Topic: Reattuning the Mind

April 13/15: Week 12
HW:

12.1
Media:  Watch Katherine Hayhoe TED Talk; AND Listen to Podcast Communicating Climate Change: a psychoanalysis – Science Weekly Podcast, Jan 19, 2017 The Guardian, Start Group Project

12.2 Topic: Communication

April 20/22: Week 13
HW: Read Haraway Chapter 4, Making Kin?????

13.1
Media: The Yes Men Fix the World, 2009 (1:25 start at 8.59)
Optional Media: The Yes Men Are Revolting 2015 (1:57) from $2.99 on youtube

13.2 Topic: Media and Eco-Activism

April 27/29: Week 14
HW: Listen to Podcast The Compass Podcast 3/28/17 Resources 27 mins

14.1
Media: When the Levees Broke, Part I, 2006, Spike Lee, (~ 1 hr)

14.2 Topic: Media representations of Environmental Disasters

May 4/6: Week 15, Group Project 3 DUE

15.1
Listen to Podcasts: Measuring your fashion footprint: Chips with everything podcast AND Plastics: a villainous material? Or a victim of its own success? (33 mins)

15.2
Sensing and Simulation

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