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Week 7: Ambient Findability

Next week, we’ll begin discussing our fourth book of the semester, Ambient Findability, by Peter Morville. For Tuesday, please read pages xi-63 and spend some time poking around Morville’s two websites. For Thursday, please read pages 64-118. On Thursday, Jill will lead our discussion; watch for an email from her about where to meet that day.

Thursday is also the third due date for your short papers. If you’d like to discuss your paper, please come see me during my office hours on Tuesday or email me this weekend. I’ll try to return your last batch of papers on Tuesday.

Finally, let me reiterate the offer I made in class on Thursday: anyone who creates a new Internet meme and manages to have it go “viral” this semester will receive a generous helping of extra credit on your final grade. Please don’t spend too much time on this (as we discussed in class, predicting which memes will become popular is almost impossible), but if you have an idea, I would love to see what you come up with.

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