tfws14 readings

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]

Dihigg, C. (2012, February 16). How companies learn your secrets. The New York Times Magazine.

Faden, E. (2007). A Fair(y) Use Tale. YouTube.

Ferguson, K. (2011, 2012). Everything is a remix, parts 1 – 4.

Gaylor, B. (2009). RiP! A Remix Manifesto. EyeSteelFilm / National Film Board of Canada [1 hour 26 minute documentary on Hulu]

Kelly, K. (2005, Aug). We Are the Web. Wired.

Kelly, K. (2008, November 21). Becoming screen literate. The New York Times. [Printable version.]

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

Postman, N. (1990, October 11). Informing Ourselves to Death. Presented at German Informatics Society, 11 Oct 90, Stuttgart.

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

Roy, D. (2011, March). The birth of a wordTED. [Note: 19:52 minutes; pay special attention to the parts on data, not just the stuff about his son]

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?”]

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. (Jun 2008). An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube. Presented at the Library of Congress. YouTube. [Note: 55 minutes]

Wesch, M. (Mar 2007). The Machine is Us/Using Us (Final Version). YouTube.


Wolff, W.I. (2013). Interactivity and the invisible: What counts as writing in the age of Web 2.0. Computers & Composition, 30, 211 – 225. [pdf]


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