Computers and New Media Reading List

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Approximate Schedule (Subject to Change)

class 1: (Jan. 20)
Class Overview, Introductions, Discussion of Basic Issues, Methods, and Technology

class 2: (Jan. 22)
Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, Introduction, Chapter 1, Marshall McLuhan (pages 5-29 of this pdf).

class 3: (Jan. 25)
Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, Chapters 2-3, Marshall McLuhan (pages 30-50 of this pdf).

class 4: (Jan. 27)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Introduction, Chapter 1)

class 5: (Jan. 29)
Project Discussions

class 6: (Feb. 1)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 2)

class 7: (Feb. 3)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 3)

class 8: (Feb. 5)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 4)
Project Discussions

class 9: (Feb. 8)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 5)
Project Discussions

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

class 11: (Feb. 12)
Project Work Day

class 12: (Feb. 15)
Due: Project Reports Phase I (Topic Selection, Issues, Approach, Timeline, and Work Allocation)

class 13: (Feb. 17) Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 8-10)

class 14: (Feb. 19) Interactive Text

class 15: (Feb. 22) Bridging Digital and Physical Content

class 16: (Feb. 24) Wikis and Socially-Constructed Text

class 17: (Feb. 26) Blogs, Microblogs, and the Sharing Society

class 18: (Feb. 29) Audio & Speech

class 19: (March 2) Music

class 20: (March 4)
Authored Video

class 21: (March 7)
Project Reports Phase II (Design, Rationale, Tasks per team member)

class 22: (March 9)
Recorded Video

class 23: (March 11)
Project Work Day

class 24: (March 21)
Games

class 25: (March 23)
Virtual Characters & Automatic Narrative Control

class 26: (March 28)
Media Frameworks

class 27: (March 30)
Digital Rights Management

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

class 29: (April 4)
Project Work Day

class 30: (April 6)
Project Reports Phase III (Interface Snapshots, Current Development Status)

class 31: (April 8)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 2 & 3)

class 32: (April 11)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 4)

class 33: (April 13)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 5)

class 34: (April 15)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 6)

class 35: (April 18)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 7)

class 36: (April 20)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 8)

class 37: (April 22)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 9 & 10)

class 38: (April 25)
Project Work Day

class 39: (April 27)
Project Reports, Final (Presentation and Demonstration)

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class 40: (April 29)
Project Reports, Final (Presentation and Demonstration)

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class 41: (May 2)
Project Reports, Final (Presentation and Demonstration)

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class 42: (May 3)
Project Reports, Final (Presentation and Demonstration)

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