MS 190: Authorship is the course website for the Fall 2006 Media Studies senior seminar at Pomona College in Claremont, California.
Michael Barnes talk
Thanks to those of you who came to the Michael Barnes talk today! What did you think? To be honest, he sort of bored me at the beginning with his discussion of sociological theorists...it just didn't seem all that dynamic or engaging...BUT I thought he was excellent when he talked about hip hop DJ culture. It was especially cool that he incorporated music and video clips into his talk (particularly the video clip he recorded at the DMC, which shows that he went to the competition and is really involved in hip hop culture on a personal level). I think he'd be great as a prof in an elective class on hip hop or any other subject he's really passionate about, but I think his intro theory courses might make some students fall asleep. But that's just me. Who knows...maybe I was just exhausted from my delayed cross-country flight last night.