|LIS 385T.6 Readers, Authors and Libraries: Effects of New Media||INSTRUCTOR: Dr. John Leggett|
|Fridays, June 7 to August 16, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm||PHONE: 979/845-0298|
|ROOM: SZB 464||EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Students should have a basic knowledge of computing and the humanities, the ability to learn new software tools on their own, and the ability to generate a basic web site by authoring web pages. A TA will be available to help.
This course will focus around discussions of the readings. We will read five books as well as (a few) papers taken from a variety of conferences and journals concerning human-computer interaction, hypertext, digital libraries, media studies, computers and education, and computers and the humanities.
The Order of Books
Stanford University Press, 1994
Writing Space: Computers, Hypertext, and the Remediation of Print
Jay David Bolter
Lawrence Erlbaum, 2001
Page to Screen: Taking Literacy into the Electronic Era
Ilana Snyder (Ed.)
Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace
Janet H. Murray
The MIT Press, 1999
Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature
Espen J. Aarseth
The John Hopkins University Press, 1997
The grade will be based 50% on class participation and 50% on class assignments.
Most class sessions will include a discussion of reading materials. One student will be assigned to present a brief overview of the reading and another student (or two, if we decide as a group to split along utopian and dystopian views) will be assigned to have discussion questions ready and will lead the discussion. All students are expected to have read the materials and be able to participate fully in the discussions. Students will be able to sign up in advance for their roles on particular readings.
Approximately ten short assignments will be given throughout the class. These assignments may require use of specific software outside of class time and will take the form of short essays, written answers to questions, and design documents. Most materials will be delivered through the web and will be linked from the class web site to the student's web pages for the class. Some materials may have to be delivered via email or in a MOO.