- Your manifesto should be an informed essay that takes a stand,
stakes out a position, makes some claims, etc. It does not need to be
radical or strident, but you shold avoid a weak, middle-of-the-road
- Your manifesto need not be written in a "scholarly" style. Feel
free to play with language and write somewhat colloquially if you
- The manifesto should relate in some way to the stuff we've talked
about and read about in this course. I expect that most manifestos
will contain references to some of the works we've read.
- You should make an attempt to position your argument/stance/point
of view. Do you depart with popularly held opinions about the
internet? Which authors do you agree with? Which thinkers do you
reject, which you agree with, etc.>
- Audience: I plan on putting these manifestos up on the
course website. Thus, your audience should be websurfers who might
be wondering what to make of the internet.
- Length: I don't have strict length guidelines in mind. I
more interested that you say some interesting stuff, not how long it
takes you to say it. A rough length to shoot for is seven to
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