Reed College course syllabus with Scott MacLeod's "Naked Harbin Ethnography" (WUaS 2016) book, reading Tom Boellstorff's "Coming of Age in Second Life" (Princeton 2008) in parallel in the first nine weeks?
Here's a beginning syllabus for a course I'm tentatively entitling:
Actual/Virtual Ethnography: ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy
Part 1: Setting the Harbin Hot Springs Stage
Week 1: The Subject and Scope of this Inquiry
Read "Naked Harbin Ethnography: ", chapter 1
Read "Coming of Age in Second Life: ", chapter 1
Week 2: History
Read NHE, chapter 2
Read CoAiSL, chapter 2
Week 3: Method
Read NHE, chapter 3
Read CoAiSL, chapter 3
Part II: An Ethnography of Harbin as Counterculture Emerging from Modernity
Week 4: Place and Time
Read NHE, chapter 4
Read CoAiSL, chapter 4
Week 5: Personhood
Read NHE, chapter 5
Read CoAiSL, chapter 5
Week 6: Practices and Beliefs
Read NHE, chapter 6
Read CoAiSL, chapter 6
Week 7: Community
Read NHE, chapter 7
Read CoAiSL, chapter 7
Week 8, Political Economy
Read NHE, chapter 8
Read CoAiSL, chapter 8
Part III: Virtual Harbin
Week 9: The Virtual
Read NHE, chapter 9 - The Making of Harbin Hot Springs as Ethnographic Field Site
Read CoAiSL, chapter 9
Flightless bird: Developing a sales' plan for the WUaS Corporation, Brainstorming about "sales" planning of "Godless for God's Sake," Looks like Prof Charlene Makley teaches the Reed College course which reads "Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human" (with which my Naked Harbin Ethnography comes in conversation, again) in "The Anthropology of Sex and Gender," Sales' plan for "Naked Harbin Ethnography," as well as the Academic Press at World University and School, on both paper and digital media/platforms?, ... The Academic Press at WUaS is also planned in all 7,099 living languages with machine translationhttp://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/04/flightless-bird-developing-sales-plan.html?m=1
Looks like there's one course which reads a chapter of "Coming of Age in Second Life ... "
Having sold my "Naked Harbin Ethnography" book (no sales though) in person (a first ever) at Reed yesterday - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/06/jerboa-greetings-from-reed-college.html - I've kind of come full circle with my first book and re agency or individualism even (and with an economic "good" - a book which costs $64.95) vis a vis 'society and information technology' as a kind of social "structure."
Will try to blog today about creating an upcoming course about "Naked Harbin Ethnography: Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture & Clothing-Optional, Virtual Harbin" and Boellstorff's "Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human" - chapter by chapter week after week along the lines of this Reed course - http://www.reed.edu/anthro/344/schedule.html - (which reads a chapter of "CoAiSL") and along the lines of a MIT OpenCourseWare-centric course. Maybe Reed Professor Charlene Makley and I could co-teach this as a Reed/WUaS course online even.
Reed College reunions (this one) is also interestingly weird these days (relative to other recent ones) ... and I appreciate and identify with this alterity / otherness ... and it's different alterity than in the early '80s, and I'm no longer a student here either.