Social  Spaces:  social ( signals + media )

Course Syllabus


Note:  Assignments are listed on the day they are due.  Reading critiques should be sent by 8am on the date the assignment is due.



Week 1
T
August 29
Social Signals
Introduction
Signals and Cues
Costly Signals
Course Overview
Lecture slides




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August 31
Background
Lecture slides


Assignment

Week 2
T
September 5
Deception
Online Poker
Faces
News

Assignment


R
September 7
Design Project Presentations


Week 3
T
September 12
Public Displays and Performance
Social Grooming
Music


Assignment


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September 14
Signals of Status
Hierarchy
Instagram, Klout, Badges, Social Media Quantified Metrics


Assignment

Week 4
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September 19
Social News Websites
Slashdot, Reddit, Digg, Top 10 Lists

Assignment


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September 21
Reputation and Trustworthiness
Video
Reputations Systems


Assignment

Week 5
T
September 26
No Class



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September 28
William Whyte Video

Assignment

Week 6
T
October 3
Recommender Systems, Voting and Opinions

Assignment


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October 5
Design Project Presentations


Week 7
T
October 10
Discrimination and Bias Signals
Lecture Slides

Assignment


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October 12
Impression Formation

Assignment

Week 8
T
October 17
Design Project Presentations



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October 19
"Nudging"

Assignment

Week 9
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October 24
Mimicry and Alignment

Assignment


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October 26
Gossip, Diffusion, and Cascades

Assignment

Week 10
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October 31
Design Project Presentations



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November 2
Activism-Volunteerism-Support

Assignment

Week 11
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November 7
Proposal Presentations



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November 9
Proposal Presentations


Week 12
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November 14
Revised Proposal Presentations



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November 16
Ethics and Privacy

Assignment

Week 13
T
November 21
No Class - Thanksgiving 



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November 23
No Class - Thanksgiving 


Week 14
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November 28
In Class Studio

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November 30
In Class Studio
Week 15
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December 5
In Class Studio


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December 7
Final Project Presentations

Week 16
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December 12
Final Project Presentations