About the Readings
Reading are listed in alphabetical order, not the order in which they are assigned. The page is password protected to ensure copyright. Many of the essays are PDF files, which requires a PDF reader, like the free Adobe Reader. Notes from BW are in [ ].
Alexrod & Cooper. (2006). Strategies for Reading Critically
Atwood, M. (2010, March 19). Atwood in the Twittersphere. New York Review of Books.
Bolter, J.D. (2001). Introduction: Writing in the late age of print. Writing space: Computers, hypertext, and the remediation of print. Mahwah, NJ: LEA. 1-13. [pdf]
Bolter, J.D. (2001). Writing as technology. Writing space: Computers, hypertext, and the remediation of print. Mahwah, NJ: LEA. 14 – 26. [pdf]
Johnson, S. (5 June 2009). How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live. Time.
Rettberg, J.W. (2009). What is a blog? Blogging. Malden, MA: Polity Press. [pdf]
Rosen, R. J. (2013, January 19). The Viral-Media Prof Whose Kids Got 1 Million Facebook Likes (and a Puppy). The Atlantic.
Silver, D. (2009, February 25). The difference between thin and think tweets. Silver in SF.
VanFossen, L. (2005, September 9). Categories versus Tags – What’s the Difference and Which One? Lorell on WordPress.
Wesch, M. (Mar 2007). The Machine is Us/Using Us (Final Version). YouTube.
Web 2.0 Readings (Part 1: 1945 – 1996)
Bush, V. (July, 1945). As we may think. Atlantic Monthly. [read: Intro, sections 1, 2, 6, 7, 8]
Internet history: 1962 – 1992. Computer History Museum.
Dibbell, J. (Dec. 1993). A rape in cyberspace; Or, how an evil clown, a Haitian trickster spirit, two wizzards, and a cast of dozens turned a database into a society. Village Voice. [PDF]
Turkle, S. (Jan 1996). Who Am We? Wired.
Web 2.0 Readings (Part 2: 1999 – 2005)
Selfe, C. (1999). Literacy and technology linked: The national project to expand technological literacy. Technology and literacy in the twenty-first century: The importance of paying attention. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press. [pdf; read only pages 10 – 15 under the heading, “What is Technological Literacy?”]
Kelly, K. (Aug 2005). We Are the Web. Wired.
O’Reilly, T. (30 Sept 2005). What is Web 2.0? O’Reilly.
Web 2.0 Readings (Part 3: 2005 – 2011)
Hardt, D. (2005). Identity 2.0. OSCON. [Watch only until 7:30; after that it gets quite technical.]
Highland, M. (2006). As real as your life. Presented in D. Perry Are games better than real life? TED [start watching at 10:00 for Highland’s movie, though I recommend the whole video]
Harris, J. (2006). We Feel Fine. [Interactive.]
Wesch, M. (Jun 2008). An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube. Presented at the Library of Congress. YouTube. [Note: 55 minutes]
Roy, D. (2011, March). The birth of a word. TED. [Note: 19:52 minutes; pay special attention to the parts on data, not just the stuff about his son]
Web 2.0 Readings (Part 4: gaming, screen literacy, remix)
Gee, J.P. (2007). Semiotic domains: Is playing video games a “waste of time”? What video games have to teach us about learning and literacy. New York: PalgraveMacmillan. [pdf]
Kelly, Kevin. (2008, November 21). Becoming screen literate. The New York Times. [Printable version.]
Gaylor, B. (2009). RiP! A Remix Manifesto. EyeSteelFilm / National Film Board of Canada [1 hour 26 minute documentary on Hulu]
Web 2.0 Readings (Part 5: privacy)
Pariser, E. (2011, May). Beware online “filter bubbles.” TED.
Dihigg, C. (2012, February 16). How companies learn your secrets. The New York Times Magazine.