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

Friday, October 26
Completed Draft of Digital Trash Autobiography Due by 5:00pm

October 29
Maxwell and Miller, Chapter 3
Digital Trash Autobiography Writing Workshop

October 31
Preparation for group presentations
Digital Trash Autobiography Paper Due

November 5
Skype visit by Joana Moll
Gabrys, Introduction

November 7
Group presentations on Chapters 4, 5, 6

November 12
Maxwell and Miller, Conclusion
Response Paper Due
Writing Workshop for Digital Life Cycle Project

November 14
***Prior to this guest lecture, you must visit the gallery and spend time with the LAMENT installation. Email me a picture of the end of the piece (Bing Crosby singing)***
Jennifer Scappettone guest lecture

November 19
Writing Workshop for Digital Life Cycle Project

November 21
Digital Life Cycle Project Proposal Due by 5:00pm
NO CLASS--OBSERVE FRIDAY SCHEDULE

Sustainable Digital Practices

November 26
Digital Life Cycle Project Check-in
Sustainable Digital Practices Workshop planning

November 28
Sustainable Digital Practices Workshop planning

Friday, November 30
Digital Life Cycle Project Due

December 3
Sustainable Digital Practices Workshop planning (Jim will not be present in class)

December 5
Sustainable Digital Practices Workshop planning

December 10
"Dress Rehearsal" of workshop

Tuesday, December 11, 4:00-5:30pm
Sustainable Digital Practices Workshop, Digital Commons

December 12
Workshop Reflection Paper Due
Workshop debrief, course wrap-up
course evaluations