Leading up to Digital Cultures in the Age of Big Data, we will host a series of reading groups based around the institute’s themes.
All reading groups will meet on Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 am in the East Hall Lounge (Room 218). Everyone is welcome to participate in as many of the groups as you are interested in and able to attend.
To receive packets of reading materials, email Jolie Sheffer at firstname.lastname@example.org
READING GROUP SCHEDULE
Introduction to Digital Cultures (facilitated by Ellen Berry)
N. Katherine Hayles. How We Think. Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis. (University of Chicago Press, 2012).
Chapter One "Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis"
Chapter Two, "The Digital Humanities: Engaging the Issues"
Chapter Three, "How We Read: Close, Hyper, Machine"
Electronic Literature (facilitated by Ellen Berry and Dena Eber)
N. Katherine Hayles, Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary. (Notre Dame, 2008).
Chapter One, "Electronic Literature: What Is It?"
Chapter Two, "Intermediation: From Page to Screen"
Chapter Five, "The Future of Literature: Print Novels and the Mark of the Digital"
Dene Grigar, Lori Emerson, and Kathi Inman Berens, "Curating the MLA 2012 'Electronic Literature’ Exhibit." Rhizomes 24 (2012).
Serge Bouchardon and Davin Heckman (2012), “Digital Manipulability and Digital Literature.” Electronic Book Review
Heckman, Davin (2011), “Technics and Violence in Electronic Literature.” The Digital Humanities: Beyond Computing. Federica Fabretti, ed., Culture Machine 12.
Digital Art (facilitated by Dena Eber)
Lev Manovich, The Language of New Media (MIT Press, 2002).
Section of Chapter 5, "The Database"
Lev Manovich, "Cultural Analytics: Visualizing Cultural Patterns in the Era of 'More Media.'" Domus, March 2009.
Lev Manovich, Jeremy Douglass and Tara Zepel. "How to Compare One Million Images?"
Digital Democracy, the Digital Divide, and the Politics of Big Data (facilitated by Susana Peña)
Virginia Eubanks, Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age, (MIT Press, 2011).
Chapter Three, "Trapped in the Digital Divide"
Chapter Five, "Technologies of Citizenship"
Chapter Six, "Popular Technology"
Chapter Seven, "Cognitive Justice and Critical Technological Citizenship"
Virginia Eubanks, "Principles." Detroit Digital Justice Coalition.
Nakamura, Lisa and Peter A. Chow-White, Introduction—Race and Digital Technology: Code, the Color Line, and Information Society. Race After the Internet. Eds. Lisa Nakamura and Peter Chow-White. (Routledge, 2011): 1-18.
"Big Data Is Our Generation’s Civil Rights Issue, and We Don’t Know It"
"Follow Up on Big Data and Civil Rights"
Digital Democracy, the Digital Divide, and the Politics of Big Data (facilitated by Radhika Gajjala & Susana Peña)
Safiya Umoja Noble, "Geographic Information Systems: A Critical Look at the Commercialization of Public Information." Human Geography: a New Radical Journal (2012).
Safiya Umoja Noble, "Missed Connections: What Search Engines Say about Women." Bitch, 54 (Spring 2012).
Nishant Shah and F. Jansen, excerpt from Digital AlterNatives with a Cause? Vol. 1-4. (Hivos Publication, 2011)
Andre Brock, "Who Do You Think You Are?" Race, Representation, and Cultural Rhetorics in Online Spaces" Poroi , 6.1 (July 2009).
Digital Scholarship (facilitated by Kristine Blair)
Kathleen Fitzpatrick. Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy. (NYU Press, 2011).
Introduction: Obsolescence" Chapter 1: “Peer Review"
Chapter 2: "Authorship"
Council of Editors of Learned Journals Best Practices for Online Journal Editors
MLA Profession 2011. Special Section on Evaluating Digital Scholarship.
Digital Humanities (facilitated by Andrew Schocket)
Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner, Jeffrey Schnapp, eds., Digital Humanities (MIT Press, 2012).