DTEM1401-Fall17 Readings & Material

Here are a bunch of extra resources for the Fall 2017 Introduction to Digital Technology and Emerging Media 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.

Week 1

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

Tarnoff How the internet was invented


Habermas & the Public Sphere

Global Digital Culture: Cultural Differences and the Internet



Week 2

Chayko Superconnected chap 2

Standage: Writing on the Wall Chap 2

Shapin What Else Is New? How uses, not innovations, drive human technology.

Milner, G. Nobody Knows What Lies Beneath New York City

Burrington, I. Seeing Networks in New York

Project Subway NYC X-Ray area maps

Mailland, J. Minitel, the Open Network Before the Internet


Lessons from ancient social media | Tom Standage | TEDxOxbridge

Week 3

Chayko Superconnected chap 3

Jurgenson: The IRL Fetish The New Inquiry


Computer Networks: Crash Course Computer Science #28

Are You Literally What You Post? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

Is The Internet a Public Place?

Week 4

Chayko Superconnected chap 4

Newell et al: Privacy in the Family in Social Dimensions of Privacy

Leaver, T. ‘Born Digital? Presence, Privacy, and Intimate Surveillance’ in the Re-Orientation: Trans-lingual, Trans-cultural, Trans-media. Studies in narrative, language, identity, and knowledge

Marx “Your Papers Please”: Personal and Professional Encounters With Surveillance in D. Lyon, K. Ball and K. Haggerty (eds.) International Handbook of Surveillance Studies, Routledge, 2012

Zuboff, S. Big Other: Surveillance Capitalism and the Prospects of an Information Civilization. Journal of Information Technology (2015) 30, 75–89

The Birth And Death Of Privacy: 3,000 Years of History Told Through 46 Images


Our evolving attitudes toward surveillance, secrets, and privacy – The New Yorker Festival

Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters

Week 5

Mossberger: Digital Citizenship

Nakamura, L. Digitizing Race: Visual Cultures of the Internet. Chapter 5 Measuring Race on the Internet

Mossberger Digital Citizenship

Crawford: The New Digital Divide


Net Neutrality: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Do “Digital Natives” Exist? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

The Internet of Civil Rights: the New Digital Divide | Brigitte Daniel | TEDxPhiladelphia

Week 6

Rettberg Walker: Seeing Ourselves Through Technology Chap1

Tiidenberg, K. Bringing sexy back: Reclaiming the body aesthetic via self-shooting

SEMIOTICS: The theory behind media literacy

Hess, A. The Selfie Assemblage, International Journal of Communication

Salty, J. Art at Arm’s Length: A History of the Selfie

Selfie City Project

Benjamin, R. Selfies are just the contemporary version of the art masters’ self-portraits

Murphy, K. What Selfie Sticks Really Tell Us About Ourselves

Monkey Selfie Subsection

Guadamuz, A. Monkey Selfie Case Settled Out of Court, Questions Remain

Fuller, S. Monkey selfie case finally settled – but there are many similar animal rights battles to come


Young Women, Narcissism and the Selfie Phenomenon | Mary McGill | TEDxGalway

Wearables and how we measure ourselves through social media | Jill Walker Rettberg | TEDxBergen

What Is The Treachery of Images?

What is Semiotics? A short film by Creative Semiotics

Week 7

Chayko Superconnected chap 5

Tufekci, Z. Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest chap 1 & 4

Zeynep Tufekci: How the Internet has made social change easy to organize, hard to win

Social movements | Society and Culture | MCAT | Khan Academy

Week 8

Castells, Networks of outrage and hope social movements in the internet age, Prelude to Revolution

Klang & Madison: The domestication of online activism First Monday

How Anonymous Hackers Changed the World – Full Documentary HD


Castells and the Network Society

Week 9

Chayko Superconnected chap 6

Thumim, N. Self-Representation and Digital Culture chap 6

Representation & the Media: Featuring Stuart Hall

How Social Media Shapes Identity | Ulrike Schultze | TEDxSMU

Week 10

Chayko Superconnected chap 7

Week 11

Gillespie, T. The politics of ‘platforms’ New Media & Society

Nahon, K. Where there is Social Media there is Politics in Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics, Publisher: Routledge, Editors: Bruns A., Skogerbo E., Christensen C., Larsson O.A., Enli G.S.

iLaw 2004: Lawrence Lessig on Regulation

Week 12

Chayko Superconnected chap 8

Lupton, D. Digital Risk Society in The Routledge Handbook of Risk Studies (2016), edited by Adam Burgess, Alberto Alemanno and Jens Zinn. London: Routledge, pp 301-309

Week 13

Gilmore, J. N. Everywear: The quantified self and wearable fitness technologies, New Media & Society

Ajana, B. Digital health and the biopolitics of the Quantified Self Digital Health.


Gary Wolf: The quantified self

Wearable Tech Expands Human Potential | Lauren Constantini | TEDxMileHigh

How Much Can Data Improve Your Health? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

Week 14

Chayko Superconnected chap 9

Hayles, N. K. How We Read: Close, Hyper, Machine ADA Bulletin

Marwick & Lewis: Media Manipulation And Disinformation Online

Chen, A. The Fake-News Fallacy

Week 15

Chayko Superconnected chap 10