It’s week 8, and block 3!

Welcome, everyone, to Block 3, our final block of the course!

The micro-ethnographies you have created show a tremendous amount of effort, skill, and creative and critical thinking – we are extremely impressed. We suggest spending a few more days commenting on ones you may not have had a chance to see or discuss yet (Sian and I certainly will be), alongside getting to grips with this week’s activities.

Block 3 is where we turn to consider critical perspectives on gender, race, subjectivity and power as mediated through the digital. To do this, and to set us up for exploring posthuman pedagogy in week 10, we’ll be looking at some influential examples of cyborg and posthuman theory over weeks 8 and 9. This week’s core readings are very challenging, and may be quite different from academic texts you’ve read so far on this programme, so we recommend giving yourself a fair amount of time to engage with these, and to blog your thoughts and your responses to some of the week’s discussion questions. Please post a tweet when you have a blog post to share with the group, using the hashtag #ededc.

When you’re ready, post your contribution(s) to our collaborative story of being posthuman in Wallwisher – you can do this anytime this week or next.

Please also feel free to invite a friend or colleague to class this week and next – if you know someone who would be interested in the material we’re covering over this fortnight, why not invite them to blog their own responses and tweet along with the class? Let us know who’s joining us in the comments on the ‘bring a friend to class‘ page.

Finally, remember to keep feeding your lifestream, and to write your weekly lifestream summaries.

Have a great week!

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