Each of the students have their own ideas on why they are taking this class. Many common threads that I see was the desire to see how media was effecting where we are today and to understand how us as computer scientists relate to it. With our backgrounds, what do we have to do with new media, and what can we do to utilize it and learn from its inception?
With the respect to what media that we consume on a daily basis, there are a few themes which seem to be fairly pervasive within our little group - which very well could be more indicative of the masses on the whole...or are we just the early adopters? ^_^