Required Texts

The following texts are required:

Software Takes Command, Lev Manovich (Introduction, pp1-33) (available online:

Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software (pp.1-63), Christopher Kelty (available online:

The Language of New Media, Lev Manovich

My Mother Was a Computer, N. Katherine Hayles

Remediation, Bolter and Grusin

Media Ecologies, Matthew Fuller

The ÜberReader: Selected Works of Avital Ronell, ed. Diane Davis (Part I: “The Call of Technology,” pp.1-96)

Gramophone, Film, Typewriter, Friedrich Kittler

Ex-Foliations, Terry Harpold

Mechanisms, Matt Kirschenbaum

Persuasive Games, Ian Bogost

Expressive Processing, Noah Wardrip-Fruin

The Laws of Cool, Alan Liu

Lingua Fracta, Collin Brooke

Computers & Composition, special issue: "A Thousand Pictures: Interfaces and Composition" (26.3)

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