2 Computers and New Media Reading List

Computers and New Media Reading List

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Approximate Schedule (Subject to Change)

class 1: (Jan. 18)
Class Overview, Introductions, Discussion of Basic Issues, Methods, and Technology

class 2: (Jan. 20)
Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, Introduction, Chapter 1, Marshall McLuhan (pages 5-29 of this pdf).

class 3: (Jan. 23)
Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, Chapters 2-3, Marshall McLuhan (pages 30-50 of this pdf).

class 4: (Jan. 25)
Project Discussions

class 5: (Jan. 27)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Introduction, Chapter 1)

class 6: (Jan. 30)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 2)

class 7: (Feb. 1)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 3)

class 8: (Feb. 3)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 4)
Project Discussions

class 9: (Feb. 6)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 5)
Project Discussions

class 10: (Feb. 8)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 6)
Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 7)

class 11: (Feb. 10)
Project Work Day

class 12: (Feb. 13)
Due: Project Reports Phase I (Topic Selection, Issues, Approach, Timeline, and Work Allocation)

class 13: (Feb. 15) Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 8-10)

class 14: (Feb. 17) Interactive Text

class 15: (Feb. 20) Bridging Digital and Physical Content

class 16: (Feb. 22) Blogs, Microblogs, and Social Media

class 17: (Feb. 24) Wikis and Socially-Constructed Text

class 18: (Feb. 27) Audio & Speech

class 19: (March 1) Music

class 20: (March 3)
Authored Video

class 21: (March 6)
Project Reports Phase II (Design, Rationale, Tasks per team member)

class 22: (March 8)
Recorded Video

class 23: (March 10)
Project Work Day

class 24: (March 20)
Games

class 25: (March 22)
Virtual Characters & Automatic Narrative Control

class 26: (March 24)
Media Frameworks

class 27: (March 27)
Digital Rights Management

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

class 29: (March 31)
Project Work Day

class 30: (April 3)
Project Reports Phase III (Interface Snapshots, Current Development Status)

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

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

class 33: (April 10)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 5)

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

class 35: (April 17)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 7)

class 36: (April 19)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 8)

class 37: (April 21)
The Public Domain, James Boyle (Chapter 9 & 10)

class 38: (April 24)
Project Work Day

class 39: (April 26)
Project Reports, Final (Presentation and Demonstration)

  • ReadMe
  • Team 16

class 40: (April 28)
Project Reports, Final (Presentation and Demonstration)

  • MuSearch
  • JABB

class 41: (May 1)
Project Reports, Final (Presentation and Demonstration)

  • Aggie Story Tellers
  • Hot Cold
  • Django

class 42: (May 2)
Project Reports, Final (Presentation and Demonstration)

  • Beer Royale
  • RileyBoard
  • Freestore/SoundTown