Week 10 (Nov. 1)

Instructor: Porter Olsen

Topic: Natural Worlds/Virtual Worlds: Virtuality and Ecocriticism

Pre-class Reading:
Muir, John: “Yosemite Glaciers”
Oxford English Dictionary: Virtual
Intro to Ecocriticsm (ELMS)

Post-class Assignment:
Explore a “natural” space in either Second Life or via Google Earth (or the same space in both). Channeling your inner Muir, write a travel log of your explorations on the class blog (include screen shots). Address the effect these digital spaces have on you as compared to natural spaces and textual virtualizations.

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