1. [for Tuesday 12.6] Read the definition of mindmap in the screenshot below:
mindmap defined -
2. [for Tuesday 12.6] Familiarize yourself with CMAP and download the mindmap program
3. [for Tuesday 12.6] Determine how we can all contribute to the mindmap. If you don't see a way: 1) ask partner/colleagues for help, and/or 2) find, evaluate and propose a free mindmap platform that allows us all to collaborate.
4. [for Tuesday 12.6] Find at least two mindmaps you think are good enough to be models for us all to consider. Cut/paste links to them so we can see what you see. After you list the links, so that we know what to look for, briefly describe what these maps do well and what they could improve.
5. [For Friday 12.9] Skim this interview with author William Gibson. Look for words, ideas and allusions that you don't recognize and/or you'd like to know more about.
6. On Saturday [12.10], at a time we all agree on in class, we will begin working together as fast as we can to populate the mind map. We will have a maximum of 24 hours to complete the mission. We can finish before then if someone who's keeping track calls for a review and we discover that we've covered everything. In fact, now that I think about it, we should probably create some sort of strategic plan before we start-- this way we can decide things like whether we should start in sections, or in different places, or whether we should have specific roles (as in the neo-legendary literature circles of sophomore year).