Optional Readings for Impact of New Information Resources: Multimedia and Networks
The closest thing we will have to a text will be
Resisting the Virtual Life: The Culture and Politics of Information, edited
by Jim Brook and Iain Boal, City Lights Books, 1995. In addition, readings will
be selected from among the following. You will not be expected to read all of
the following, but you will be exposed to ideas from most of these in class.
In addition, the Working Groups will select readings appropriate to their focus
- Poster, Mark. CyberDemocracy:
Internet and the Public Sphere, 1995
- Bad Subjects Production Team. A
Manifesto for Bad Subjects in Cyberspace, Bad Subjects, #18, Jan
- Castells, Manuel. The Rise of the Network Society (The information
age: economy, society and culture, volume 1,) Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1996
- Sardar, Zia and Jerry Ravetz. Cyberfutures: Culture and Politics on
the Information Highway, London: Pluto Press, 1996
- Robins, Kevin. Into the Image: Culture and politics in the field of
vision, London: Routledge, 1996 Moody, Fred. I sing the body electronic:
a year with Microsoft on the multimedia frontier, New York: Viking, 1995.
- Bogard, William. The simulation of surveillance: hypercontrol in telematic
societies, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
- Springer, Claudia. Electronic eros : bodies and desire in the postindustrial
age, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996.
- Robertson, George. FutureNatural: nature, science, culture, New
York: Routledge, 1996.
- Virilio, Paul. The art of the motor, Minneapolis: University of
Minnesota Press, 1995.
- Cherny, Lynn and Elizabeth Reba Weise. Wired women: gender and new realities
in cyberspace, Seattle: Seal Press, 1996.
- Gray, Chris Habels. The cyborg handbook, New York: Routledge, 1995.
- Graham, Stephen. Telecommunications and the city : electronic spaces,
urban places, New York: Routledge, 1996.
- Balsamo, Anne Marie. Technologies of the gendered body: reading cyborg
women, Durham: Duke University Press, 1996.
- American Civil Liberties Union not
- Anderson, Robert H. et. al. Universal
Access to Email: Feasibility and Societal Implications (Rand study sponsored
by Markle Foundation)
- Arbus, Steve. Free
Expression, Copyright, and Democracy, links and talk given at UC Berkeley
Ethics and the Internet
- Barthes, Roland. Mythologies. New York : Noonday Press, c1972 (1990
- Benton Foundation. Communication
Policy Project, (assorted public policy links)
- Besser, Howard. Assorted Papers
- The Transformation
of the Museum and the Way it's Perceived, draft of chapter to appear
in Katherine Jones-Garmil (ed.), Museums and Emerging Technologies,
Washington: American Association of Museums, 1996
- The Changing
Role of Photographic Collections With the Advent of Digitization,
draft of chapter to appear in Katherine Jones-Garmil (ed.), Museums
and Emerging Technologies, Washington: American Association of
and Maintaining a WorldWide Web Site to Support Instruction, Revue
Informatique et Statistique dans les sciences humaines, 1996 (in press)
(not available outside the UC Berkeley domain)
and Challenges for the Distance-Independent Environment, Journal of
the American Society for Information Science 47:11, Nov 1996 (not available
outside the UC Berkeley domain)
Impact of Distance-Independent Education, Journal of the American
Society for Information Science 47:11, Nov 1996 (not available outside
the UC Berkeley domain)
- The Changing Role of Photographic
Collections With the Advent of Digitization Discussion Paper for Working
Group for Digital Image in Curatorial Practice, George Eastman House,
June 4, 1994
- The Information SuperHighway:
Social and Cultural Impact Chapter from
Resisting the Virtual Life: The Culture and Politics of Information,
edited by Jim Brook and Iain Boal, City Lights Books, 1995
- A Clash of Cultures on the Internet
Op Ed piece appearing in San Francisco Chronicle August 25, 1994
- Movies-on-demand May Significantly
Change the Internet From the October 1994 ASIS Bulletin theme issue
on Entertainment Technology and Information Services
- The Information
Highway must be a Two-Way Street: The Arts and Humanities Communities
Cannot be merely Consumers Presentation to the Convergence Conference:
Arts and Humanities and the NII
- Elements of Consciousness,
(unpublished excerpt from dissertation), Berkeley, 1988
- Besser, Howard. The Changing Museum, in Ching-chih Chen (ed), Information:
The Transformation of Society (Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting
of the American Society for Information Science), Medford, NJ: Learned Information,
Inc, 1987, pages 14-19
- Besser, Howard. Poland: the making and unmaking of the news, Berkeley:
Anti-Authoritarian Studies, 1983.
- Besser, Howard. Fast Forward: The Future of Moving Image Collections,
in Gary Handman (ed), Video Collection Management and Development: A Multi-type
Library Perspective, Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1994, pages 411-426
- Besser, Howard. Adding an Image Database to an Existing Library and
Computer Environment: Design and Technical Considerations, in Susan Stone
and Michael Buckland (eds.), Studies in Multimedia (Proceedings of
the 1991 Mid-Year Meeting of the American Society for Information Science),
Medford, NJ: Learned Information, Inc, 1992, pages 31-45
- Besser, Howard. Education as Marketplace, in Robert Muffoletto and
Nancy Knupfer (eds), Computers in Education: Social, Political, and Historical
Perspectives Cresskill, NY: Hampton Press, 1993, pages 37-69
- Birkerts, Sven. The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic
Age. New York: Faber and Faber, 1994.
- Brook, Jim and Iain Boal. Resisting the Virtual Life: The Culture and Politics
of Information, San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1995.
- Brand, Stewart. The Media Lab: inventing the future at MIT. New
York: Penguin, 1988.
- Burnett, Ron. Critical
Approaches to Cultural Studies
- Carlsson, Chris. Bad attitude: the Processed World anthology. New
York : Verso, 1990.
- Copyright writings,
assorted papers and pointers
- Coyle, Karen. assorted papers
- Debord, Guy. Society of the spectacle, Detroit : Black & Red,
- Electronic Frontier Foundation, various
- FC [Freedom Club?], Unabomber
Manifesto (Time-Warner version) and other Unabomber
- Ethics and the Internet,
readings from 11/95 conference
- Free Radio Berkeley
- Gibson, William. Neuromancer, New York: Ace Books, 1984.
- Janson, Sverker. [Pointers to] Intelligent
Software Agents [web sites]
- Kling, Rob (ed.). Computerization
and Controversy: Value Conflicts and Social Choices, San Diego: Academic
- Kling, Rob and Tom Jewett Teaching
Social Issues of Computing (guide)
- McKiernan, Gary. Project
Aristotle, a clearinghouse of projects, research, products and services
devoted to 'automated categorization' of Web resources
- Mitchell, William J. City
of Bits: Space, Place, and the InfoBahn, Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 1995
- New York
Times online discussion of the future of newspapers.
- Poster, Mark. CyberDemocracy:
Internet and the Public Sphere, 1995
- Postman, Neil. Technopoly: the surrender of Culture to Technology,
New York: Knopf, 1992.
- Kroker, Arthur and Michael A. Weinstein. Data Trash: The Theory of the
Virtual Class. New York: St. Martin's, 1994.
- Prichard, Peter. The making of McPaper: the inside story of USA today.
Kansas City : Andrews, McMeel & Parker, 1987.
- Rezmierski, Virginia E. Ethics
and Values Dilemmas in Use of Information Technology: Policy Implications
for Institutions of Higher Learning, (class taught at University of Michigan)
- Ronell, Avital. The telephone book: technology--schizophrenia--electric
speech, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1989.
- Sclove, Richard E. Democracy and Technology, New York: Guilford
- Sheff, David. Game Over: How Nintendo has enslaved your children, captured
your dollars & zapped the competition & why it has Apple, Sony, &
IBM running scared, New York: Random House,1993.
- Smith, Anthony. Goodbye, Gutenberg: the newspaper revolution of the
1980s, New York : Oxford University Press, 1980.
- Sterling, Bruce. Hacker Crackdown: Law and disorder on the electronic
frontier, New York: Bantam, 1992.
- Twitchell, James B. Adcult USA: The Triumph of Advertising in American
Culture, New York: Columbia Univ Press, 1995. (publicity)
- Turkle, Sherry. Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet,
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.
- Zerzan, John and Alice Carnes (eds). Questioning technology : tool,
toy or tyrant?, Philadelphia: New Society Publishers, 1991.
- Economics of the New Information Infrastructure
- Additional readings from:
newspaper articles from last term
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