Computers and New Media Reading List

See the class homepage for more information on the class.

See the discussant list (to appear) to see the schedule of presentations about the readings.

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) Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 5)

class 8: (Feb. 7) Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 6)

class 9: (Feb. 12) Project Reports Phase I (Topic Selection, Issues & Approach)

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) Reading

"Reading and Writing Fluid Hypertext Narratives", Polle Zellweger, Anne Mangen, and Paula Newman, from Proceedings of ACM Hypertext 2002, pp. 45-54.

"Only touching the surface: creating affinities between digital content and paper", Paul Luff et al., from Proceedings of ACM Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2004, pp. 523-532.

class 14: (Feb. 28)
"Supporting musical composition by externalizing the composer's mental space", Shigeki Amitani and Koichi Hori, from Proceedings of ACM Creativity and Cognition 2002, pp. 165-172.

"Directions for hypertext research: exploring the design space for interactive scholarly communication", John Leggett and Frank Shipman, from Proceedings of ACM Hypertext 2004, pp. 2-11.

class 15: (March 4) "Echology: an interactive spatial sound and video artwork", Meghan Deutscher et al., from Proceedings of ACM Multimedia 2005, pp. 937-945.

"MobiLenin combining a multi-track music video, personal mobile phones and a public display into multi-user interactive entertainment", Jurgen Scheible and Timo Ojala, from Proceedings of ACM Multimedia 2005, pp. 199-208.

class 16: (March 6) "The multimedia challenges raised by pervasive games", Mauricio Capra et al., from Proceedings of ACM Multimedia 2005, pp. 89-95.

"Heroes, Villains, Magicians, ...: Dramatis Personae in a Virtual Story Creation Environment", Ana Paiva, Isabel Machado, and Rui Prada, from Proceedings of ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, 2001, pp. 129-136.

class 17: (March 18) Virtual Characters "Interacting with Virtual Characters in Interactive Storytelling", Marc Cavazza, Fred Charles, and Steven J. Mead, from Proceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents, 2002, pp. 318-325.

"Managing Interaction Between Users and Agents in a Multi-agent Storytelling Environment", Mark Riedl, C.J. Saretto, and R. Michael Young, from Proceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents, 2003, pp. 741-748.

class 18: (March 20) Hypervideo

"Context Perception in Video-Based Hypermedia Spaces", Teresa Chambel and Nuno Guimaraes, from Proceedings of ACM Hypertext 2002, pp. 85-94.

"Hypervideo expression: experiences with hyper-hitchcock", Frank Shipman, Andreas Girgensohn, and Lynn Wilcox, from Proceedings of ACM Hypertext 2005, pp. 217-226.

class 19: (March 25) Robots "Interactive humanoids and androids as ideal interfaces for humans", Hiroshi Ishiguro, from Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, 2006, pp. 2-9.

"The social side of gaming: a study of interaction patterns in a massively multiplayer online game", Nicolas Ducheneaut and Robert Moore, from Proceedings of ACM Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2004, pp. 360-369.

"Blogging as social activity, or, would you let 900 million people read your diary?", Bonnie Nardi et al., from Proceedings of ACM Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2004, pp. 222-231.

class 20: (March 27) TBD

class 21: (April 1) TBD

class 22: (April 3) TBD

class 23: (April 8) TBD

class 24: (April 10) TBD

class 25: (April 15) TBD

class 26: (April 17) TBD

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

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