Schedule

September 5
Introductions and syllabus review

The Internet of Garbage

September 10
Jeong, parts 1, 2, and 3 (available on Sakai)
Response Paper Due

September 12
Jeong, parts 4 and 5

September 17
Phillips, "LOLing at Tragedy"
Response Paper Due

September 19
Massanari, "#Gamergate and The Fappening: How Reddit's algorithm, governance, and culture support toxic technocultures" (available on Sakai)

September 24
Alcott and Gentzkow, Social Media and Fake News in the 2016 Election
Response Paper Due

September 26
Parikka and Sampson, "On Anomalous Objects of Digital Culture" (available on Sakai)
Response Paper Due

October 1
Sindorf, "Symbolic violence in the online field: Calls for ‘civility’ in online discussion"
Response Paper Due

October 3
Menkman, The Glitch Moment (um), focusing on pages 1-33 (available on Sakai)
Response Paper Due

October 8
Class cancelled

Into the Dump

October 10
Gillespie, Custodians of the Internet (available on Sakai)
Roberts, "Digital Refuse"
Response Papers Due for Gillespie and Roberts

October 15
Visit Temple University Computer Recycling Center
Maxwell and Miller, Introduction
Response Paper Due

October 17
Maxwell and Miller, Chapter 1
Optional Response Paper Due (complete for extra credit)
Digital Trash Autobiography Writing Workshop

October 22
Skype visit by J.R. Carpenter
The Gathering Cloud, by J.R. Carpenter
Response Paper Due

October 24
Maxwell and Miller, Chapter 2
Digital Trash Autobiography Writing Workshop

October 29
Maxwell and Miller, Chapter 3-4
Digital Trash Autobiography Paper Due

October 31
Maxwell and Miller, Conclusion

November 5
Skype visit by Joana Moll
Gabrys, Introduction

November 7
Hogan, "Facebook Data Storage Centers as the Archive’s Underbelly" (available on Sakai)

November 12
Digital Life Cycle Project Proposal Due
Writing Workshop for Digital Life Cycle Project

November 14
Jennifer Scappettone guest lecture

November 19
Carpenter, "The Gathering Cloud"
Writing Workshop for Digital Life Cycle Project

November 21
NO CLASS--OBSERVE FRIDAY SCHEDULE
Digital Life Cycle Project Due

Sustainable Digital Practices

November 26
Workshop planning, specific readings and activities TBA

November 28
Workshop planning, specific readings and activities TBA

December 3
Workshop planning, specific readings and activities TBA

December 5
Workshop planning, specific readings and activities TBA

December 10
Workshop planning, specific readings and activities TBA

December 12
Workshop planning, specific readings and activities TBA