Attendance and Participation are key dimensions of this class. Although this is an intro class, we dive deep in our analyses and creative work, both in class conversation and online. I know speaking in class is not equally comfortable for all, and I do take this into consideration, but I encourage you to do your best to make yourself feel comfortable participating in our class conversations in person, online, or both. I hope you’ll feel comfortable wrangling with ideas, going out on a limb offering interpretations, and exploring new technologies and forms of critical and creative expresssion. Attendance at screenings is also important; through the shared experience (albeit virtual), our weekly class screenings contributes to the collective experience of media analysis that is at the heart of this class.