Computers and New Media Reading List

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Approximate Schedule (Subject to Change)

class 1: (Jan. 15) Class Overview, Introductions, Discussion of Basic Issues, Methods, and Technology

class 2: (Jan. 17) Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, Chapters 1-3, Marshall McLuhan

class 3: (Jan. 22) Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Introduction, Chapter 1)

class 4: (Jan. 24) Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 2)

class 5: (Jan. 29) Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 3)

class 6: (Jan. 31) Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 4)

class 7: (Feb. 5) Project Reports Phase I (Topic Selection, Issues & Approach)

class 8: (Feb. 7) Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 5)

class 9: (Feb. 12) Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 6)

class 10: (Feb. 14) Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 7)

class 11: (Feb. 19) Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 8)

class 12: (Feb. 21) Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapters 9-10)

class 13: (Feb. 26) Studies of Current Interactive Media

class 14: (Feb. 28) Project Work Day

class 15: (March 4) Project Reports Phase II (Design & Rationale)

class 16: (March 6) Wikis

class 17: (March 18) Beyond Pencil and Paper

class 18: (March 20) Music

class 19: (March 25) Audio

class 20: (March 27) Video

class 21: (April 1) Games

class 22: (April 3) Project Work Day

class 23: (April 8) Project Reports Phase III (Initial Implementation)

class 24: (April 10) Teaching New Authors

class 25: (April 15) Virtual Characters

class 26: (April 17) Robots & Media Frameworks

class 27: (April 22) Project Reports, Final (Presentation and Demonstration)

class 28: (April 23) Project Reports, Final (Presentation and Demonstration)