Virtual Identities

Freewrite

  • Take a minute and think about the voice you used in your first portfolio project.
    • What values of yours does it represent?
    • How does it relate to your own voice (the one you speak to people with)?
  • What happens when our audience is everyone?
    • How would you feel if your project was shown to the entire world?
    • What kind of reaction would you expect from an internet audience?

Understanding Our Audience

  • Let's discuss the second portfolio and how it relates to the way we write in our modern context.
    • What ways do we have of presenting ourselves that didn't exist before?
    • Who reads this stuff anyway?
    • Why does it matter?

Understanding Our Audience

  • Read this blog from a gamer in the the early part of the last decade.
    • Think about the concerns (s)he has with online gaming. Are they legit?
    • How would this person feel about this same topic now (just a few years later!!)?
  • Be prepared to write about it on Friday!