Computers and New Media Reading List

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Approximate Schedule (Subject to Change)

class 1: (Jan. 17)
Class Overview, Introductions, Discussion of Basic Issues, Methods, and Technology

class 2: (Jan. 19)
Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, Chapters 1-3, Marshall McLuhan

class 3: (Jan. 24)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Introduction, Chapter 1)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 2)

class 4: (Jan. 26)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 3)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 4)

class 5: (Jan. 31)
Project Work Day

class 6: (Feb. 2)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 5)
Project Discussion Team Forming, Discussion of Ideas/Roles

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

class 8: (Feb. 9)
Due: Project Reports Phase I (Topic Selection, Issues, Approach, Timeline, and Work Allocation)

class 9: (Feb. 14)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 8)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapters 9-10)

class 10: (Feb. 16)
Project Work Day

class 11: (Feb. 21) Beyond Pencil and Paper

class 12: (Feb. 23) Blogs and Wikis

class 13: (Feb. 28) Audio & Music

class 14: (March 1) Video

class 15: (March 6) Games

class 16: (March 8)
Project Reports Phase II (Design, Rationale, Current Development Status)

class 17: (March 20) Virtual Characters

class 18: (March 22) Robots & Media Frameworks

class 19: (March 27) Digital Rights Management

class 20: (March 29)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Preface, Chapter 1)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 2)

class 21: (April 3)
Project Reports Phase III (Initial Implementation of all Components)

class 22: (April 5)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 3)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 4)

class 23: (April 10)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 5)

class 24: (April 12)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 6)

class 25: (April 17)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 7)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 8)

class 26: (April 19)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 9)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 10)

class 27: (April 24)
Project Reports, Final (Presentation and Demonstration)

class 28: (April 26)
Project Reports, Final (Presentation and Demonstration)