Computers and New Media Reading List

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Approximate Schedule (Subject to Change)

class 1: (Jan. 21)
Class Overview, Introductions, Discussion of Basic Issues, Methods, and Technology

class 2: (Jan. 23)
Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, Introduction, Chapter 1, Marshall McLuhan (pages 5-29 of this pdf).

class 3: (Jan. 26)
Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, Chapters 2-3, Marshall McLuhan (pages 30-50 of this pdf).

class 4: (Jan. 28)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Introduction, Chapter 1)

class 5: (Jan. 30)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 2)

class 6: (Feb. 2)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 3)

class 7: (Feb. 4)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 4)
Project Discussions

class 8: (Feb. 6)
Project Discussions

class 9: (Feb. 9)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 5)
Project Discussions

class 10: (Feb. 11)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 6)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 7)

class 11: (Feb. 13)
Due: Project Reports Phase I (Topic Selection, Issues, Approach, Timeline, and Work Allocation)

class 12: (Feb. 16)
Project Work Day

class 13: (Feb. 18) Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 8-10)

class 14: (Feb. 20) Beyond Pencil and Paper

class 15: (Feb. 23) Social Text

class 16: (Feb. 25) Audio & Music

class 17: (Feb. 27) Video

class 18: (March 2) Video Continued

class 19: (March 4) Games

class 20: (March 6)
Virtual Characters

class 21: (March 9)
Project Reports Phase II (Design, Rationale, Tasks per team member)

class 22: (March 11)
Robots & Media Frameworks

class 23: (March 13)
Digital Rights Management

class 24: (March 23)
Project Work Day

class 25: (March 25)
Project Work Day

class 26: (March 27)
Project Work Day

class 27: (March 30)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Preface, Chapter 1)

class 28: (April 1)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 2)

class 29: (April 6)
Project Work Day

class 30: (April 8)
Project Reports Phase III (Interface Snapshots, Current Development Status)

class 31: (April 10)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 3)

class 32: (April 13)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 4)

class 33: (April 15)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 5)

class 34: (April 17)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 6)

class 35: (April 20)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 7)

class 36: (April 22)
Project Work Day

class 37: (April 24)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 8)

class 38: (April 27)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 9 &10)

class 39: (April 29)
Project Reports, Final (Presentation and Demonstration)

class 40: (May 1)
Project Reports, Final (Presentation and Demonstration)

class 41: (May 4)
Project Reports, Final (Presentation and Demonstration)

class 42: (May 5)
Project Reports, Final (Presentation and Demonstration)