Schedule

UNIT 1: WHEN DID THE FIRE START?

1/18
In Class: Syllabus review, course introduction

1/23
Read: Hicks - "When did the fire start?" (11-26)
In Class: Lecture and reading discussion

1/25
Read: Weizenbaum, Introduction of Computer Power and Human Reason
In Class: ELIZA lab session

1/26
ELIZA lab report due

UNIT 2: IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK
1/30
Read: "Platforms are Infrastructures on Fire" (313-326)
In Class: Lecture and reading discussion

2/1
Read: "Platforms are Infrastructures on Fire" (326-336)
In Class: Lecture and reading discussion

2/6
Read: "Source Code Isn't" (273-286)
In Class: Lecture and reading discussion

2/8
Read: "Source Code Isn't" (286-295)
In Class: Lecture and reading discussion

2/15
Read: "Your AI is a Human" (51-67)
In Class: Lecture and reading discussion

2/20
In Class: All students should come to class with a book, article, game, show, film, or some other object that is related to our class discussions. Students should be prepared to share what they've brought and help lead a discussion about it.

2/22
Read: "Your Robot isn't Neutral" (199-212)
In Class: Lecture and reading discussion

2/27
Read: "You can't make games about much" (231-236)
In Class: Lecture and reading discussion

2/28
Read: "You can't make games about much" (236-249)
In Class: Lecture and reading discussion

3/1
Read: A.I. Is Mastering Language. Should We Trust What It Says?, Steven Johnson
In Class: GPT-3 Lab Session

3/2
GPT-3 lab report due

3/6
MIDTERM REVIEW SESSION
Read: Your notes
In Class: Review session

3/8
MIDTERM EXAM


3/13-3/15
NO CLASS - SPRING BREAK

UNIT 3: DIGITAL INEQUALITIES
3/20
Read: "The Internet will be Decolonized" (91-101)
In Class: Lecture and reading discussion

3/22
Read: "The Internet will be Decolonized" (101-115)
In Class: Lecture and reading discussion

3/27
Read: "Broken is Word" (213-230)
In Class: Lecture and reading discussion

3/29
In Class: All students should come to class with a book, article, game, show, film, or some other object that is related to our class discussions. Students should be prepared to share what they've brought and help lead a discussion about it.

4/3
Read: "Siri Disciplines" (179-197)
In Class: Lecture and reading discussion

4/5
Read: "Gender is a Corporate Tool" (159-170)
In Class: Lecture and reading discussion

4/10
Read: "Gender is a Corporate Tool" (170-178)
In Class: Lecture and reading discussion

4/12
Read: "Sexism is a feature, not a bug" (135-147)
In Class: Lecture and reading discussion

4/17
Read: "Sexism is a feature, not a bug" (147-158)
In Class: Lecture and reading discussion

UNIT 4: HANDS-ON DIGITAL STUDIES
4/19
Guest Speaker Brandee Easter (York University, Toronto)

4/20 Extra Credit Opportunity
Guest Lecture during free period

4/21
R-CADE Symposium
All students are required to attend one panel during the R-CADE symposium

4/24
No Class Meeting
R-CADE Report Due by 5:00pm

4/26
Circuit-Bending lab session

4/27
Circuit-Bending Lab report due

5/1
Read: Your notes
In Class: Final exam review and prep

5/10
FINAL EXAM 8:00am-11:00am