Stuff you might find relevant to our course explorations. Mostly articles and some other kinds of materials (youtube videos, weird digital experiments, etc.) that I’ve come across in the half-year that I’ve been ruminating on the class idea. Class members, feel free to add things that you come across!

“Are the Palin Girls Cyberbullies?” Slate Magazine, Nov 17 2010.

“Birth of a Digital Nation,” by Jon Katz. Wired Magazine, Apr 1997.

“Censorship Stays as iPhone Development Rules ‘Relax.'” Gizmodo, Sept 9, 2010.

DATA!!!!!!!!!!! See for yourself. Hard to explain.

We Feel Fine. Another one easier explored than explained. Check it out.

“Travels in Cyber-Reality” by Jenny Turner. Guardian, Mar 18, 1995. Interesting picture of mid-90s digital culture.

Interview with Eli Pariser on the future of the internet from Salon, Oct 8, 2010.

“Facebook Places: One Check-In to Rule them All” by Caroline McCarthy, CNET News, Aug 18, 2010.

“Facebook Wrestles with Free Speech and Civility” by Miguel Helft, NYTimes, Dec 12, 2010. Regarding controversy over Wikileaks. See also, this article, also from NYTimes.

“Google Agonizes on Privacy as Ad World Vaults Ahead” by Jessica E. Vascellaro, WSJ Aug 10, 2010. Related interview with Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, WSJ Aug 14, 2010.

“Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction” by Matt Richtel, NYTimes, Nov 21, 2010.

“What is I.B.M.’s Watson?”, by Clive Thompson, NYTimes Magazine, June 16, 2010. You can also watch Watson in action on youtube. Hilarious, and CREEPY. Watson also recently made his way into IBM’s “Smarter Planet” ad campaign.

Some more creepy stuff. Jesse Schell’s 2010 DICE Presentation.

A personal favorite of mine. Apple’s 1984 ad for the Macintosh Computer. You might also like Futurama’s parody of it.

“Google’s Earth.” Op-Ed by William Gibson, NYTimes, Aug 31, 2010.

“The First Church of Robotics.” Op-Ed by Jaron Lanier, NYTimes, Aug 9, 2010.

“Mind Over Mass Media.” Op-Ed by Stephen Pinker, NYTimes, June 10, 2010. A defense of new media from a humanist.

“The Web Means the End of Forgetting,” by Jeffrey Rosen, NYTimes Magazine, July 21, 2010.

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