2 Computers and New Media Reading List

Computers and New Media Reading List

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Approximate Schedule (Subject to Change)

class 1: (Aug. 27)
Class Overview, Introductions, Discussion of Basic Issues, Methods, and Technology

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

class 3: (Aug. 31)
Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, Chapters 2-3, Marshall McLuhan (pages 30-50 of this pdf).

class 4: (Sept. 3)
Project Discussions

class 5: (Sept. 5)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Introduction, Chapter 1)

class 6: (Sept. 7)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 2)

class 7: (Sept. 10)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 3)

class 8: (Sept. 12)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 4)
Project Discussions

class 9: (Sept. 14)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 5)
Project Discussions

class 10: (Sept. 17)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 6)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 7)

class 11: (Sept. 19)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 8-10)

class 12: (Sept. 21)
Project Work Day

class 13: (Sept. 24)
Due: Project Reports Phase I (Topic Selection, Issues, Approach, Timeline, and Work Allocation)

class 14: (Sept. 26)
Project Discussion Day Come to class for a question/answer session related to projects.

class 15: (Sept. 28)
Blogs, Microblogs, and Social Media

class 16: (Oct. 1)
Wikis and Socially-Constructed Text

class 17: (Oct. 3)
Interactive Text

class 18: (Oct. 5)
Bridging Digital and Physical Content

class 19: (Oct. 8)
Audio & Speech

class 20: (Oct. 10)
Music

class 21: (Oct. 12)
Project Work Day

class 22: (Oct. 15)
Project Reports Phase II (Design, Rationale, Tasks per team member)

class 23: (Oct. 17)
Authored Video

class 24: (Oct. 19)
Recorded Video

class 25: (Oct. 22)
Games

class 26: (Oct. 24)
Virtual Characters & Automatic Narrative Control

class 27: (Oct. 26)
Content Ownership & Digital Rights Management

class 28: (Oct. 29)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Preface, Chapter 1)

class 29: (Oct. 31)
Project Work Day

class 30: (Nov. 2)
Project Reports Phase III (Interface Snapshots, Current Development Status)

class 31: (Nov. 5)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 2 & 3)

class 32: (Nov. 7)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 4)

class 33: (Nov. 9)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 5)

class 34: (Nov. 12)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 6)

class 35: (Nov. 14)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 7)

class 36: (Nov. 16)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 8)

class 37: (Nov. 19)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 9 & 10)

class 38: (Nov. 26)
Project Reports, Final (Presentation and Demonstration)

  • Qtify: Group Spotify Queue
  • Villain's Masterplan RPG
  • DAB: Reading Adventures

class 39: (Nov. 28)
Project Reports, Final (Presentation and Demonstration)

  • Texting+Driving=Bad
  • Team A+: Determining Song Influence
  • CSCE Team 6: Story Immersion

class 40: (Nov. 30)
Project Reports, Final (Presentation and Demonstration)

  • Psychonauts: Mental Health Awareness

class 41: (Dec. 3)
Project Reports, Final (Presentation and Demonstration)

  • Will Swipe for Food: Food Tinder
  • Team Overkill: NBA Encyclopedia
  • AR Campus Dash

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

  • BP Rex Studios: Information Censorship
  • Media Maniacs
  • Team Super Awesome: Clue