Seminar meets Thursdays 3:30-5:00 in the Learning Studio (Torgersen 1100), sometime in Torgersen 3080  nmrfront300

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Primary Print Text: Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Nick Montfort The New Media Reader (2003)

Week 1: Sept. 18
Web 2.0 / Networked Seminar Orientation
Videos in today’s session:
Douglas Engelbart introduction to “The Mother of All Demos” (1968)
Mike Wesch, “The Machine is Us/ing Us” (2007)
Reading: Editors’ preface and excerpt from  “Inventing the Medium.” Janet Murray’s Introduction to the New Media Reader
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Week 2: Sept. 25
Reading:

Vannevar Bush, “As We May Think” (NMR); also in The Atlantic, July 1945
Resources:
Photograph of Bush at Langley (1938)
Video interview with Edward R. Murrow and Vannevar Bush
Bush, “Science the Endless Frontier” (report to FDR; founding document of the NSF)

Week 3: Oct. 2
Reading:
Norbert Wiener, “Men, Machines, and the World About”
J. C. R. Licklider, “Man-Computer Symbiosis”

Week 4: Oct. 9
Reading:
Doug Engelbart, “Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework”

Week 5: Oct. 16
Reading:
Ted Nelson, “Computer Lib / Dream Machines”
Seminar Presenter(s): Phil Norman

Week 6: Oct. 23
Reading:
Alan Kay and Adele Goldberg, “Personal Dynamic Media”
Seminar Presenter(s): Dennis Kafura

Week 7: Oct. 30
Reading:
Marshall McLuhan, excerpts from Gutenberg Galaxy
and “The Medium is the Message” (from Understanding Media)
Seminar Presenter(s): Jim Bassett

Week 8: Nov. 6
Reading:
Bill Viola, “Will There Be Condominiums in Data Space?”
Seminar Presenter(s): Andi Ogier

Week 9: Nov. 13
Reading:
Brenda Laurel, “The Six Elements and the Causal Relations Among Them
and Star Raiders: Dramatic Interaction in a Small World
Seminar Presenter(s): Ariana Wyatt

Week 10: Nov. 20
Reading:
Sherry Turkle, “Video Games and Computer Holding Power”
Seminar Presenter(s): Richard Hirsh

— Thanksgiving Break —

Week 11: Dec. 4
Reading:
Ivan Illich, Deschooling Society, Chapter 7
also available here.
Seminar Presenter(s): Jon Grunert

Week 12: Dec. 11
Reading:
Scott McCloud, “Time Frames”
Tim Berners-Lee, “The World Wide Web”
Seminar Presenter(s): Scott Fralin

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