info arch spring 2013 readings

About the Readings

Reading are listed in alphabetical order, not the order in which they are assigned (not all essays will be assigned, but it is suggested they they all be read). The page is not password protected; information should be free.  Many of the essays are PDF files, which require a PDF reader, like the free Adobe Reader. Notes from BW are in [ ].

Atwood, M. (2010, March 19). Atwood in the Twittersphere. New York Review of Books.

Johnson, S. (5 June 2009). How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live. Time.

Krishna, G. (2012, August 29). “The best interface is no interface.” Cooper.

Nardi, B.A., & O’Day, V.L. (1999). A Matter of Metaphor. Information ecologies: Using technology with heart. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Nardi, B.A., & O’Day, V.L. (1999). Information Ecologies. Information ecologies: Using technology with heart. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Norman, D. (1990). The psychopathology of everyday things. The design of everyday things. New York, NY: Basic Books. [pdf]

Rettberg, J.W. (2009). What is a blog? Blogging. Malden, MA: Polity Press. [pdf]

Silver, D. (2009, February 25). The difference between thin and think tweets. Silver in SF.

Tufte, E. (1997). The decision to launch the space shuttle Challenger. In Visual explanations: Images and quantities, Evidence and narrative (pp. 39 – 53). Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press [pdf]

“Fighting to Live as the Towers Died” Readings
Please read through all of these for the 21 February class meeting. We’ll talk about both the articles and how the presentation structures our understanding of it. Read then in the order listed below.

  1. “Fighting to Live as the Towers Died” as it appeared in the print version of The New York Times (May 26, 2002) (.pdf)
  2. Duplicate of Online Version of “Fighting to Live as the Towers Died”
  3. Printable Version of the “Fighting to Love as the Towers Died” (.pdf)
  4. Multimedia Embeded in HTML Document that accompanied the online article
  5. Flash Version of the Multimedia that accompanied the online article

Readings for Week 11 (April 4) listed in order to be read
Bush, V. (July, 1945). As we may think. In N. Wardrip-Fruin (Ed), The new media reader (pp. 37 – 47). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. [pdf]

Turing, A. (1950). Computing machinery and intelligence. In N. Wardrip-Fruin (Ed), The new media reader (pp. 50 – 64). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. [pdf]

Engelbart, D (1962). From Augmenting human intellect: A conceptual framework. In N. Wardrip-Fruin (Ed), The new media reader (pp. 95 – 108). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. [pdf]

Nelson, T.H. (1965). A file structure for the complex, the changing, and the indeterminate. In N. Wardrip-Fruin (Ed), The new media reader (pp. 134 – 146). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. [pdf]

Kay, A. and Goldberg, A. (1977). Personal dynamic media. In N. Wardrip-Fruin (Ed), The new media reader (pp. 393 – 404). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. [pdf]

Berners-Lee, T., Cailliau, R., Loutonen, A., Nielsen, H.F., and Secret, A. (1994). The World Wide Web. In N. Wardrip-Fruin (Ed), The new media reader (pp. 792 – 798). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. [pdf]

Berners-Lee, T., Hendler, J., and Lassila, O. (2001, May 17). The semantic web. Scientific American. [pdf]

Manovich, L. (2002). Database. In The language of new media (pp. 194 – 212). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. [pdf]

Mathes, A. (2004). Folksonomies—Cooperative classification and communication through shared metadata.

O’Reilly, T. (30 Sept 2005). What is Web 2.0? O’Reilly.

Shadbolt, N., Hall, W., and Berners-Lee, T. (2006). The semantic web revisited. IEEE Intelligent Systems. May/June. pp. 96 – 101. [pdf]

Lamantia, J. (2006, March 14). Tag clouds: Navigation for landscapes of meaning.

RSS and API Wikipedia entries

Readings for Week 12 (April 11) listed in order to be read

Slatin, J. (1990). Reading hypertext: Order and coherence in a new medium. College English, 52, 870 – 883. [pdf]

Hayles, N.K. (2007, January 2). Electronic literature: What is it? The Electronic Literature Organization.

Borges, J.L. (1941). The garden of forking paths. In N. Wardrip-Fruin (Ed), The new media reader (pp. 30- 34). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. [pdf]

Look at (but don’t buy) the software application, Storyspace, which was (is) used to create hypertext fiction.

Joyce, M. (1987). afternoon: a story. Norton anthology of postmodern American fiction. [IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. on start screen, click on the picture
  2. you will see “for directions click yes– to start click go
  3. Click Yes to read instructions
  4. when done, click Back in bottom left
  5. Start reading by clicking Go
  6. If nothing happens when you click Yes in step 2, you need to update your Javascript; a little link above the image will prompt you to do just that; you will then need to enable the plugin then restart your browser.
  7. I strongly recommend sizing down your browser window so that it is just a bit larger than the story space:

Walker, J. (1999) Piecing together and tearing apart: Finding the story in afternoon. ACM Hypertext 1999, Darmstadt, Germany.

Rettberg, S., Gillespie, W., Stratton, D., and Marquart, F. (1998 – 2008). The Unknown Hypertext. [See instructions and additional information, as well as the full site, in V2 of the ELit Collection]

Morrissey, J., and Talley, L. (2000). The Jew’s daughter. [IMPORTANT NOTE: You may need to update Flash]

DAKOTA and NIPPON by YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES

Leishman, D. (2001). RedRidinghood. In N.K. Hayles, N. Montfort, S. Rettberg, and Strickland (Eds.). Electronic literature collection, Volume 1.

Readings for Week 13 (April 18) listed in order to be read

Nelson (1974, 1981). Computer lib / Dream machines. In N. Wardrip-Fruin (Ed), The new media reader (pp. 303 – 338). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. [pdf]

Aarseth, E. (1997). Introduction: Ergodic literature. In Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. Retrieved from http://cv.uoc.edu/~04_999_01_u07/aarseth1.html. [pdf]

Hayles, N.K. (2007). Intermediation: The pursuit of a vision. New Literary History, 38, 99–125.

[Note: to see the code in the below poems, which you’ll need to do to interpret the code, you need to view the source in your browser. Each browser has a different way of doing that, so search your browser and “view source” to find out how.]

Montfort, N. (2009, January 8). Taroko Gorge. [NOTE: “Montfort’s ‘Taroko Gorge’ generates nature poetry about the national park of the same name in Taiwan.” ELMCIP]

Rettberg, S. (2009, March 18). Tokyo Garage.

Sample, M. (2011, August 25). Takei, George. [NOTE: Some information about the generation of this poem.]

Rybak, C. (2012, November 23). Tacoma Grunge.

Rettberg, S. (2011). after_parthenope. [Also: watch the After Parthenope Authoring Screencast by scrolling down]

Borsuk, A. and Bouse, B. (2012). Between page and screen. Los Angeles, CA: Siglio Press. [whole book]

Readings for Week 14 (April 25) listed in order be read (may be adjusted)

What does it mean to ‘interpret’ code? (n.d.) Critical Cod Studies.

Cramer, F. (2001). Digital code and literary text. Beehive. 4(3).

Raley, R. (2006). Code.surface || Code.depth. Dichtung Digital.

Marino, M.C. (2006, December 4). Critical code studies. Electronic Book Review.

Critical code studies vs. software studies. (2007). Critical Code Studies.

Ramsay, S. (2010, March). Algorithms are thoughts, chainsaws are tools. Critical Code Studies Working Group. Vimeo. [24 minute video]

Readings for Week 14 (April 25) listed in order be read (may be adjusted)

Manovich, L. (2011, July 14). Cultural software. Software Studies Initiative. [pdf; see a screen shot of After Effects, which is mentioned in the article]

 

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