Here are a bunch of extra resources for the Fall 2017 Digital Cultures course. The syllabus with its main readings is important but this is an attempt to collect the additional material that is otherwise only found on the closed course website. I also hope to use this as a storage space for links to new material that becomes available as the course progresses.
A good booklet on how many of our fundamental technologies work is McNamee et al, How the Internet Works: A guide for policy-makers. European Digital Rights. Also check out Julien Hopkins: How to Define Social Media – An Academic Summary.
Shapin What Else Is New? How uses, not innovations, drive human technology. New Yorker 2007.
Twenge, J. Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
Shwartz, A. Smartphones Have Destroyed More Than a Generation
Cavanagh, R. No, Smartphones are Not Destroying a Generation
Samuel, A. Yes Smartphones are destroying a generation, but not of kids
Hebdige, D. Subculture the meaning of style. Chapter 6.
Shudson, M. How culture works Perspectives from media studies on the efficacy of symbols.
Video: Social Groups: Crash Course Sociology #16
Video: Everything you always wanted to know about culture | Saba Safdar | TEDxGuelphU
Video: How Culture Drives Behaviours | Julien S. Bourrelle | TEDxTrondheim
Video: 7 Myths about Cultural Appropriation DEBUNKED! | Decoded | MTV News
video: Are There Internet Dialects? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios
Lindgren, S.Digital Media & Society Chap 1-3 Digital Media, Social Media, Cyber Debates
Delwiche & Jacobs Henderson. Introduction: What is Participatory Culture. Chapter 1.
Tim O’Reilly (2005) What is Web 2.0
Ben Tarnoff (2016) How the internet was invented
John Perry Barlow (1996) A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace
A Cyberpunk Manifesto: 20 Years Later
Computer Networks: Crash Course Computer Science #28
Lindgren, S. Digital Media & Society Chap 5 Communities & Networks
Jemielniak, D. Common Knowledge? Chap 8
Litt & Hagittai: The Imagined Audience, Social Media & Society.
Pentzold Imagining the Wikipedia community
Kostakis, V. Identifying and understanding the problems of Wikipedia’s peer governance: The case of inclusionists versus deletionists First Monday
Webster, F. Network society: Manuel Castells. Chapter 5.
Lindgren, S. Digital Media & Society Chap 4 Interaction & Identity
Van Dijck, J.: ‘You have one identity’: performing the self on Facebook and LinkedIn. Media Culture & Society.
Sharma, S. Black Twitter? Racial Hashtags, Networks And Contagion
Nakamura, L. Queer female of color: The highest difficulty setting there is? Gaming rhetoric as gender capital. Ada Journal of Gender, New Media & Society
Tobi Oredein 29.05.17 Excluded by the wedding industry, black brides turn to Instagram The Pool
Gray, K. L. “They’re just too urban”: Black gamers streaming on Twitch in Digital Sociologies
TEDxUIllinois – Dr. Lisa Nakamura – 5 Types of Online Racism and Why You Should Care
The Myth of Race Debunked in 3 Minutes
Black Eye on America – What Is Black Twitter?: The Daily Show
Lindgren, S. Digital Media & Society Chap 12 Software, Algorithms & data
Winner, L. Do Artifacts Have Politics? Deadalus
Greenfied, A. Rise of the machines: who is the ‘internet of things’ good for?
Vincent, J. Transgender YouTubers had their videos grabbed to train facial recognition software
Bhorat, Z. Do we still need human judges in the age of Artificial Intelligence?
What is Open Source explained in LEGO
TEDxRedDeer – Steve Fisher – What Can We Learn From Open Source
Lindgren, S. Digital Media & Society Chap 6 Visuality & Visibility
Madison, N. The Bisexual Seen: Countering Media Misrepresentation M/C Journal
Lindgren, S. Digital Media & Society Chap 7 Feeling Digital
Papacharissi, Z. Affective Publics: Sentiment, Technology, & Politics. Chap 5
Phillips, W. This is why we cant have nice things Chap 8
Malone, N. Zoë and the Trolls New York Magazine
Lees, M. What Gamergate should have taught us about the ‘alt-right’ The Guardian.
Amanda Marcotte & Laurie Penny “They came for the nerd girls first”: Ignoring Gamergate’s “weaponized trolling” carried a price
Pelley, V. Can You Get Addicted to Trolling?
Why Are You So Angry? Part 1: A Short History of Anita Sarkeesian
The Experience of Being Trolled | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios
When Is A Troll No Longer A Troll?
Murillo, L. F. R. New Expert Eyes Over Fukushima: Open Source Responses to the 3/11 Disaster in Japan. Anthropological Quarterly.
Garnet Hertz – Disobedient Electronics
Garnet Hertz – Concept Lab
The Hackerspace Movement: Mitch Altman at TEDxBrussels
What we can learn from hackerspaces: Catarina Mota at TEDxStockholm
Lindgren, S. Digital Media & Society Citizenship & Activism Chap 8 & 10
Milan, S. From Social Movements to Cloud Protesting: The Evolution of Collective Identity
Information, Communication & Society, 18(8), pp. 887-900
Gerbaudo, P. Protest avatars as memetic signifiers : political profile pictures and the construction of collective identity on social media in the 2011 protest wave. Information Communication & Society, Vol. 18, No. 8, 2015, p. 16.
Habermas & The Public Sphere
Is the Internet a Public Space?
The Era of Digital Activism | An Explorationhttps://youtu.be/q0XC4yBtPLI
Lindgren, S. Digital Media & Society Chap 9 Power/Exploitation
Brown et al #SayHerName: a case study of intersectional social media activism Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies
Volume 40, 2017 – Issue 11
Jackson & Foucault Welles: Hijacking #myNYPD: Social Media Dissent and Networked Counterpublics Journal of Communication
Gerbaudo, P Tweets & The Streets Conclusion
Runciman, D. Political Theory and Real Politics in the Age of the Internet The Journal of Political Philosophy: Volume 25, Number 1, 2017, pp. 3–21
Marwick, A. (in press, 2015). “You May Know Me From YouTube: (Micro)-Celebrity in Social Media.” In A Companion to Celebrity, Marshall, P.D. and Redmond, S., Eds. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Abidin, C. Micromicrocelebrity: Branding babies on the Internet. M/C Journal
Shifman, L. An anatomy of a YouTube meme. New Media & Society
Wiggins & Bowers Memes as genre: A structurational analysis of the memescape. New Media & Society.
Are LOLCats and Internet Memes Art? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios
Where Have All The Memes Gone? | FURTHERMORE
What’s in a meme? | Andrew Baron | TEDxSacramento
Lindgren, S. Digital Media & Society Mobile Culture Chap 11
Wynn: Covert leisure and public spaces: Geocaching in post-9/11 in Digital Sociologies
Power et al ‘Why bother seeing the world for real?’: Google Street View and the representation of a stigmatised neighbourhood New Media & Society.
Schwab There’s An Entirely New Way Of Mapping The World, And It’s Brilliant
How does your smartphone know your location? – Wilton L. Virgo
The Frightening Future of Digital Maps: Monica Stephens at TEDxEureka
Owens: Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation Chapter 3.
Pitsillides et al: Museum of the self and digital death
Isaacson: Storing Digital Data for Eternity
Brubaker et al: Beyond the Grave: Facebook as a Site for the Expansion of Death and Mourning The Information Society
Pritchard, W. How The Great 78 Project is saving half a million songs from obscurity
The evolution of physical music formats – an interactive timeline
Lindgren S. Digital Media & Society: A Theory of Digital Media & Social Change Chap 17