Published on January 25, 2014
Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14 ‘ Spring 2014: CMAT 465 – Communication and Technology Tues/Thurs, 09:30AM—10:45AM | PH 352 Course Policies Course Website: My Classes http://communicationandtechnology.wordpress.com/ _____________________________________________________________________________ Instructor Contact Information: Dr. Vinita Agarwal Assistant Professor of Communication Arts Office: Fulton Hall 272 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org OH: T/TH: 1:45PM—2:30PM, W, 11:00 AM—02:30 PM and by appointment _____________________________________________________________________________ Prerequisite CMAT 297 with a grade of C or better. Course Description Examines innovations in communication techniques and applications. Topics include satellite and terrestrial based technology, conferencing, decision support systems, computer mediated communication and the impact of technology on the communication process and communicators. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 297. Three hours per week with enhancement. Learning Objectives Communication and Technology is an interrogation of emerging and existing information and communication technologies (ICTs) as they shape organizational, social, political, and individual communication processes. Through a rigorous and in-depth reflection on technology development, theory, application, and critique, students cultivate knowledge essential to be critical consumers of technology and engage in its strategic application in a variety of organizational, social, personal, and professional contexts. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to: i. Articulate the issues and challenges shaping development of information and computing in a democratic system including net neutrality, privacy, freedom of speech, and control. ii. Critique development of ICTs with their impact on communication processes in social, organizational, and individual contexts. iii. Apply theoretical frameworks of technology including diffusion of innovations, social shaping of technology, and media richness theory among others to achieve strategic communication goals. iv. Successfully complete in-class activities and assignments to demonstrate proficiency with: a. Application of select ICTs in individual, social, and organizational contexts through successfully completing class activities involving proficiency using Microsoft Publisher, immersive game environments, app design, or web-based collaborative tools. b. Deliberation of social and individual consequences of ICT design and implementation through the lens of theoretical frameworks to recommend innovative strategies that address gaps identified. c. Assessment and evaluation of implications of technology design and use, particularly with respect to achieving strategic communication goals, embodying ideals of a democratic society, and/or defining personal relationships and individual identity. CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal
Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14 Ø Ø Ø Ø Required Readings Readings are made available through four technologically mediated and physical venues: Virtual course pack: E-Reserves accessible via our My Classes course website. Password will be provided in class. E-Books: Online access to e-books on Blackwell Library website & via open access on web (links provided on syllabus) Online articles: Available online via open source [link will be provided on syllabus, and occasionally linked to under “Syllabus Web Links” via My Classes. Multimedia and print cultural resources (e.g., movies and books): Placed on reserve in Blackwell library or be available via YouTube. Readings Readings for the course come from a range of sources. Discussions of journal articles provide proficiency with the key arguments and a theoretical framework for conceptualizing technology. Readings from contemporary sources (policy documents, international regulatory body documents, media critiques, and thought leaders) will provide a current, constantly evolving backdrop for sparking discussions on contemporary debates and an anchor for applying theoretical perspectives. Because there will be limited in-class time to go over each reading in detail, it is imperative that readings are completed beforehand (i.e., before you come to class that day) and that each student is prepared to share their thoughts and perspectives on the reading material. Multimedia Materials Some materials are available as freeware online, for others that are not available (e.g. Neuromancer), I will be placing personal copies on reserve at the Blackwell Library for a limited time check out. Please plan ahead to ensure you can access the book at an alternative time if it is checked out. Websites Recommended web sites are provided on My Classes. Bookmark these and add them to your daily reading for class discussion. You are encouraged to add to this list. Equipment Policy We will be using and experimenting with different forms of technology. You may use the Marantz audio flash recorder for audio recordings or video flip cameras for video recordings. These will be checked out (using your SU ID) from Media Services (Room 334, TETC, Hours: TR, 9 AM—11 PM, Fridays, 9 AM—5 PM and closed on Saturdays). This is available only for a day (late returns fined). Copyright Statement The content (lectures, assignments, handouts) are the property of the instructor and protected under copyright law. You may not publicly distribute or display or share my course materials or lecture notes without my written permission. Attendance and Participation Attendance is mandatory. Your participation in class discussions and lab work is vital to your progress and learning outcomes from the course. Please do not request make-ups for missed in-class participation. Participation is a 25% of your course grade and will significantly impact your grade. If an unforeseen issue necessitates prolonged absence (i.e., greater than seven missed classes during the semester), evaluate your course standing and/or consider dropping the course in a timely manner. This is particularly important if you are a graduating senior and this is your final semester. CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal
Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14 Class participation is assessed on quality and content of work produced. As most learning is facilitated through reflection, asking questions, connecting to examples in personal lives and contemporary affairs, and shared deliberation with a like-minded community of learners, asking questions, sharing examples, responding thoughtfully to classmates’ examples, and identifying aspects of readings that resonate with you will be counted as positive participation. Conversely, if I observe or otherwise get the feeling of a class participant engaging in disruptive behaviors including but not restricted to browsing other content while in class, texting, engaging in activities that do not pertain to the class, distracted and disengaged class presence, unprepared behaviors (unable to knowledgeably contribute to the arguments, to raise salient points from readings or to connect across readings to personal experiences) it will result in loss of participation points. Please monitor your class participation and other grades regularly so you are always aware of how your classroom behaviors and performance impacts your course grade. Note you have up to a maximum of one week or two class periods to bring any discrepancies to my attention for review. Course Ethos As an advanced elective, I will expect responsible engagement from every student in class. I will strive to provide each of you with the resources and guidance necessary to achieve the course objectives. I am available to provide feedback, resources, and guidance during class and office-hours and will expect you to be an equal partner in your learning. The course environment promotes your learning as future members of a globalized, cosmopolitan community of professionals. As an intensive, immersive course involving deliberation, practice, application, and critique of technology in organizational, social, individual, and relational contexts, the course is designed to promote consistent engagement with course content. Any personal accommodations made during the semester will be at my discretion weighing individual circumstances against the principle of fairness to other class members. ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ Deadlines, Late Policy, and Make-Ups All assignments are due promptly at the beginning of class. Any assignment turned in after attendance has been taken will count as tardy and will be penalized by a 50% off full credit if turned in one calendar day late and will receive no credit if more than one day late. General guidelines include: Monitor your grades regularly on MyClasses. You have one week from the time grades are posted to bring any grade to my notice for review. After one week, the grade will be taken as final. Returned materials may be discarded if not collected from my office within a week. Do not discuss grade-related matters at end of class or via email. You are responsible for making up any missed work or content. Pop quizzes may be given at the start, middle, or end of class and cannot be made up if missed. Tardiness is unprofessional and habitual tardiness will result in loss of class participation points (tardy more than 4 times in a semester). Tardiness is defined as arriving after attendance has been taken or missing your attendance and falls under disruptive class behaviors. Grading Policy I strive to enter your grades within a week of their submission. You are responsible for monitoring your grade on My Classes. All grades are considered final after one week of being returned to class. You have up to one week from the day grades are returned to you to bring any concern to my notice. Requests that bring up grade-related concerns more than a week old will not be reviewed. The review CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal
Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14 process assumes you accept the possibility the grades can be revised upward/ or downward upon review. I do not keep records of class assignments more than a week after grades are returned. In general, my grading is based on the following broad rule-of-thumb: “C” work meets the basic outlined criteria, “B” work does an excellent job of meeting the outlined criteria, and “A” work not only does an excellent job of meeting the outlined criteria, but also surpasses expectations to demonstrate innovative applications of the content that go beyond the outlined criteria. “D” work does not meet one of the basic criteria outlined for the assignment at an acceptable level, and “F” work is substandard and does not meet basic expectations on two or more of the outlined criteria. Support Services For trouble with your connection, access to the course website or the materials therein please contact IT at 410-677-5454, at TETC Room 113 or via email at email@example.com. Emergency Policy In the event of an emergency, announcements and information will be communicated via instructor email, My Classes course website, and SU’s home page. Course-related information will be updated by the instructor on My Classes and course website and via university email. Office of Student Disability Support Services (OSDSS) The OSDSS provides guidance, access to resources, and accommodations for students with documented disabilities including: medical, psychiatric, and/or learning disabilities, and/or mobility, visual, and/or hearing impairments. They can be reached at 410-677-6536. Academic Integrity The CMAT department expects you have read and understand the University’s policy as described in the Student Policy on Academic Integrity in your SU Student Handbook (www.salisbury.edu/Students/handbook/welcome.html) and thereby agree to honor these standards. Academic dishonesty as a serious offense and ALL incidences are subject to disciplinary action including, but not limited to, separation from the university. ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ Brief Assignment Description [Detailed handouts for each at appropriate times during the semester] Course assignments are structured to promote consistent, in-depth, and critical engagement with the readings, lectures, and application exercises. The following six assignments include a mix of daily, weekly, and once-a-semester projects, exams, and activities through the semester. Blog (10%). Weekly, Due every Sunday, before midnight. Using a WordPress.com blog page, in a 450—500 word post, once a week, in-depth examination of form and function of one feature of a technology. A week will be counted as starting from Monday-->Sunday, midnight. Week of Spring break excluded. Starts Week 2, last post due Week 12. Technology Review Presentation (15%): Once a semester, with a partner. Providing data from existing sources, discuss the development, scope, prevalence, and future directions for your chosen technology. This paper is data driven and asks you to provide numbers and specific technological developments in the context of the media industry (e.g., digital audio, radio broadcasting, interactive TV, satellite technology). You will draw on respected industry, government, and research sources for your data and trends. 15-minute presentations with a partner during Weeks 2, 3, 5, and 6. Mini-Thought Paper (15%). Four, due per dates indicated on the syllabus. A total of six 2-page minithought issue papers that examine latest developments (social, legal, organizational, regulatory, financial) of technology use with respect to the issues referenced. Complete any four of your choice. Exam 1 & Exam 2 (20%): Once a semester, per date on syllabus. Short- and/or long-answer based, theoretical and application critiques of technological developments, theoretical concepts, applications, CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal
Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14 and critiques discussed through readings, lectures, exercises, assignments until the class before the exam. Exam 2 is not cumulative and will cover material from the end of Exam 1 onward. ⇒ Class Participation (25%): Daily. Due per instructions end-of-class/next lab. Includes daily work such as Microsoft Publisher, Wikis, Apps, Ever note, Apps. Online postings of readings may also be routinely required. Will also include random daily (or almost daily) pop quiz. Pop quiz will be a short answer or multiple-choice format question given at start of class (to assess class preparedness with readings before coming to class) or at end of class (to assess grasp of lecture, discussion, or reading material covered in class). These points cannot be made up. ⇒ Final Portfolio and Paper (15%): Once a semester. A final portfolio of your extensive (3—4 week long) usage of any emerging technology in an out-of-class/campus/field site covered through the semester utilizing any one theoretical and research methods lens will be presented to the class (and/or guests) at the end of the semester (20 minutes). You will obtain approval for your chosen technology/theoretical/methodological lens from me by end of Week 7. Grading Assignment Ø Blogging Ø Technology Review Presentation Ø Mini-Thought Paper (Any 4) Ø Exam 1 & Exam 2 Ø Class Work, Readings, Pop Quiz, & Participation Ø Final Portfolio Paper & Presentation Total % Points 10% 15% 15% 20% 25% 15% Grade Breakdown A= 90.0% & above; B= 80.0%-89.0%; C= 70.0%-79.0%; D= 60.0%-69.0%; F= 59.0% & below v Important Semester Dates: Jan 27th –May 13th: Session dates | Jan 27th: First day of classes| Jan 27th –Jan 31st : Add/drop| Mar 17th – Mar 23rd: Spring Break | Apr 4th: Last day to Withdraw with a grade of (W)| May 13th: Last day of classes| May 14th : Reading day| May 15th –May 21st : Finals week| May 22nd Commencement 1. Accessing e-Books: [SU Libraryà Books/e-‐BooksàEnter titleà1st Resultà Click on Titleà Check for Online Access at your LibraryàFind Ità Read Full Text Atà netIDàeBook Full Text on Left Hand Side Menu] 2. Books available Online: a. Stephen L. Talbott. (1995). The future does not compute—Transcending the machines in our midst. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly & Associates. [Accessible online at: http://netfuture.org/fdnc/ ] b. Lawrence Lessig. (2006). Code: Version 2.0. New York: Basic Books [Available online: http://codev2.cc/download+remix/Lessig-‐Codev2.pdf] c. Kembrew McLeod. (2005). Freedom of expression: Overzealous copyright bozos and other enemies of creativity. New York: Doubleday. [Available online http://www.freedomofexpression.us/documents/mcleod-‐freedomofexpression.pdf] 3. Accessing Articles on SU’s Library Website: [SU Libraryà Find DatabasesàCommunication and Mass MediaàSearchà Click on “Communication and Mass Media Complete”à Searching “Communication and Mass Media Complete”àCopy and Paste article title in first field “Select a field (optional)àPDF Full Textà à”Download PDF” on Top Blue Menu] CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal
Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14 Week 1 Introduction to Syllabus Computers Internet Week 2 Satellite and terrestrial based technology Digital TV/Video Interactive TV TENTATIVE SCHEDULE—SPRING 2014 CMAT 465—COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY Communication and Technology: Jan 28th & 30th (T) § Intro to syllabus, learning goals, class structure, expectations Lab: § Virtual course pack: E-‐reserves § MyClasses—Overview § Library—Overview HW: § Readings for TR (TR) Readings: § Paul E. Ceruzzi. (1998). A history of modern computing. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [Read: “Introduction—Defining Computer,” SU Library, e-‐book] § Tim Berners Lee, A Brief History of the Internet. [Access online at: http://www.internetsociety.org/internet/what-‐internet/history-‐ internet/brief-‐history-‐internet ] § Tim Berners Lee: Future of the WWW [Access online at: http://dig.csail.mit.edu/2007/03/01-‐ushouse-‐future-‐of-‐the-‐web.html ] Lab: § WordPress: How-‐To and Getting Started. § Writing for the web—style, design, and content considerations WordPress (abbreviated WP) blog—goal, audience, strategy (structure, content, message), evaluation. Frequency and content expectations. Emerging Technologies: Feb 4th & 6th (T) Readings: § Paul E. Ceruzzi. (1998). A history of modern computing. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [Read: “Conclusion: The Digitization of the World Picture,” SU Library e-‐book] § Global VSAT Forum [Available online at: http://gvf.org/ ] § FCC, National Broadband Map [Online at: http://www.broadbandmap.gov/classroom/technology ] § Satellite Today [Available online at: http://www.satellitetoday.com/ ] Lab: § Writing for the web—style, design, and content considerations § Usability criteria (TR) Readings: § Bociurkiw, M. (2008). Commentary: Put on your bunny ears, take your TV around the block: Old and new discourses of gender and nation in mobile, digital, HDTV. Canadian Journal of Communication, 33, 537-‐544. [Read All CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal
Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14 § § § Week 3 Mobile broadband Radio Broadcasting and Digital Audio Week 4 Pages; Available on E-‐Reserves on My Classes web site] FCC 14th Video Competition Report, July 20, 2012. [Read points # 1 to 30. Available online at: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-‐12-‐81A1.pdf ] Screen Digest [http://www.screendigest.com] Craig, R. T. (2007). Issue forum introduction: Mobile media and communication: What are some important questions? Communication Monographs, 74, 386-‐388. [Read All Pages; Available on E-‐Reserves on My Classes web site] Lab: § Intro to Microsoft Publisher. Flyer Emerging Technologies: Feb 11th & 13th (T) Readings: § The Mobile Web: http://www.w3.org/2007/Talks/0222-‐3gsm-‐tbl/text § The Semantic Web Revisited http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/262614/1/Semantic_Web_Revisted.pdf § Scientific American: “The Scientific Flaws of Online Dating Sites” http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientific-‐flaws-‐online-‐ dating-‐sites/ § Katz, J. E. (2007). Mobile media and communication: Some important questions. Communication Monographs, 74, 369-‐394. [Read All Pages; Available on E-‐Reserves on My Classes web site] § Jackson, M. H. (2007). Fluidity, promiscuity, and mash-‐ups: New concepts for the study of mobility and Communication. Communication Monographs, 74, 408-‐413. [Read All Pages; Available on E-‐Reserves on My Classes web site] § Kelly, L., Keaton, J. A., Becker, B., Cole, C., Littleford, L., & Rothe, B. (2012). “It’s the American lifestyle!”: An investigation of text messaging by college students. Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, 13, 1-‐9. [Available on E-‐Reserves on My Classes web site] Lab: § Microsoft Publisher: Newsletter (TR) Readings: § Hamilton, B. (May, 2013). Impact of digital convergence on community radio in the USA, Media Development, Issue 2, p. 12—19 [Read All Pages; SU Library, full text journal article on Communication and Mass Media Db] § Anderson, J. N. (2012). Radio broadcasting’s digital dilemma. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 19, 177-‐194. [Read All Pages; SU Library, “Linked Full Text” on Communication and Mass Media Database] Lab: § Microsoft Publisher: Tri-‐fold brochure Theoretical Frameworks: Feb 18th & 20th CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal
Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14 Social Shaping of Technology Media Richness Theory & Critical Perspectives on Communicatio n and Technology Week 5 Conferencing & Decision Support Systems (T) Readings: § MacKenzie, D., & Wajcman, J. (1999). Introductory essay: The social shaping of technology. In D. MacKenzie and J. Wajcman (Eds.), The social shaping of technology, 2nd ed. (pp. 3—27). Buckingham, UK: Open University Press. [Available online at: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/28638/1/Introductory%20essay%20(LSERO).pdf § Winner, L. (1986). Do artifacts have Politics? In L. Winner, The whale and the reactor: A search for limits in an age of high technology (pp. 19—39). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. [Available online at: http://zaphod.mindlab.umd.edu/docSeminar/pdfs/Winner.pdf § Adaptive Structuration Theory: Scott, C. R., Quinn, L., & Timmerman, C. E. (1998). Ironic uses of group communication technology: Evidence from meeting transcripts and interviews with group decision support system users. Communication Quarterly, 46, 353-‐374. [Read page 357 only; SU Library, on Communication and Mass Media Db] Lab: § Organizing apps (Social shaping critique) | Make an App § ***Paper 1—Mobile media: Texting due*** (TR) Readings: § Daft, R. L., & Lengel, R. H. (1986). Organizational information requirements, media richness, and structural design. Management Science, 32, 554-‐571. [Read all pages, Available online at: http://www.communicationcache.com/uploads/1/0/8/8/10887248/org anizational_information_requirements_media_richness_and_structural_des ign.pdf § Lawrence Lessig. (2006). Code: Version 2.0. New York: Basic Books [Read Ch. 1, “Code is Law,” pp. 1—8, Ch. 2, “Architectures of Control,” pgs. 38-‐60; http://codev2.cc/download+remix/Lessig-‐Codev2.pdf] Lab: § App (contd.), Power point § Introduce Second Life (out-‐of-‐class) Emerging Technologies: Feb 25th & 27th (T) Readings: § Stephen Talbott (1995). The Future Does not Compute—Transcending the Machines in our Midst. [Read Ch. 10, “Thoughts on a Group Support System” online at: http://netfuture.org/fdnc/] § Scott, C. R., Quinn, L., & Timmerman, C. E. (1998). Ironic uses of group communication technology: Evidence from meeting transcripts and interviews with group decision support system users. Communication Quarterly, 46, 353-‐374. [Read Pages 353—357, first para of pg. 357 only; SU Library, on Communication and Mass Media Database] CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal
Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14 CMC § § § Fairbank, J. F., Spangler, W. E., & Williams, S. D. (2003). Motivating creativity through a computer-‐mediated employee suggestion management system. Behavior and Information Technology, 22, 305-‐314. [Read Pages 305—310; Available on E-‐Reserves on My Classes web site] Conferencing Systems: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.91.7607&rep =rep1&type=pdf A Brief History of DSS http://dssresources.com/history/dsshistory.html Lab: § Skype, Google+ Hangouts, and others § Continue Second Life (out-‐of-‐class) (TR) Readings: § JCR Licklider, “The Computer as a Communication Device“ (pg. 21—41) [In Memoriam: J. C. R. Licklider, 1915—1990. Available online from: http://memex.org/licklider.pdf ] § Walther, J. B., & Jang, J-‐W. (2012). Communication processes of participatory websites. Journal of Computer-‐Mediated Communication, 18, 2-‐15. [Read All; E-‐Reserves on My Classes] § Richardson, K., & Hessey, S. (2009). Archiving the self? Facebook as biography of social and relational memory. Journal of Information, Communication, and Ethics in Society, 7, 25-‐38. [All Pages; E-‐Reserves] § Fortin, D. R., & Dholakia, R. R. (2005). Interactivity and vividness effects on social presence and involvement with a web-‐based advertisement. Journal of Business Research, 58, 387-‐396. [Pages: 387—389; 394—395; E-‐ Reserves on My Classes] § Humphreys, L., Gill, P., Krishnamurthy, B., & Newbury, E. (2013). Historicizing new media: A content analysis of Twitter. Journal of Communication, 63, 413-‐431. [Read All Pages; E-‐Reserves on My Classes] Lab: § Microsoft Publisher: Business Cards/Letter head § Continue Second Life (out-‐of-‐class) § ***Paper 2—Immersive environments: Second life due*** Week 6 Emerging Technologies: Mar 4th & 6th (T) Immersive and Readings: Augmented § J.C.R Licklider, “Man-‐Computer Symbiosis” (pg. 1—20). [In Memoriam: J. C. Reality and R. Licklider, 1915—1990. Available online from: Video Games http://memex.org/licklider.pdf § Lemos, A. (2011). Pervasive computer games and processes of spatialization: Informational territories and mobile Technologies. Canadian Journal of Communication, 36, 277-‐294. [Read All Pages; SU Library, on Communication and Mass Media Database] CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal
Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14 Diffusion of Innovations Week 7 Researching Technology & Comm Exam 1 Week 8 Week 9 Net Neutrality § Lawrence Lessig. (2006). Code: Version 2.0. New York: Basic Books [Read Ch. 6, “Cyberspaces,” pp. 83—119; Available online at: http://codev2.cc/download+remix/Lessig-‐Codev2.pdf] Lab: § Second Life journals due § ***Paper 3—Organizations: Conferencing tool or DSS*** (TR) Readings: § Haider, M., & Kreps, G. L. (2004). Forty years of diffusion of innovations: Utility and value in public health. Journal of Health Communication, 9, 3-‐11. [Read All Pages; E-‐Reserves on My Classes] § Wei, R. (2006). Wi-‐Fi powered WLAN: When built, who will use it? Exploring predictors of wireless Internet adoption in the workplace. Journal of Computer-‐Mediated Communication, 12, 155-‐175. [Read Pages 155—162, Available E-‐Reserves on My Classes] Lab § Audio profile of diffusion in healthcare or an industry of your choice. Theoretical Frameworks: Mar 11th & 13th (T) Readings: § Suggs, L. S. (2006). A 10-‐year retrospective of research in new technologies for health communication. Journal of Health Communication, 11, 61-‐74. [Read All Pages; E-‐Reserves on My Classes] § Agarwal, V., & Buzzanell, P. M. (2008). Spatial narratives of the local: Bringing the basti center stage. [Ch. 7, Read Pages 123-‐128; E-‐Reserves on My Classes] § Denzin, N. K. (1999). Cybertalk and the method of instances [Ch. 5, Read Pages 110—115, E-‐Reserves on My Classes] Lab: § Archiving our socially networked Facebook and/or Twitter selves. § ***Deadline to obtain approval for final presentation topic*** (TR) § Exam 1: Covers all material (readings, lectures, discussions, assignments until 03/11). In-‐class. Spring Break : Mar 18th & 20th No Class. Spring break J Technology and Policy: Mar 25th & 27th (T) Readings: § Harold Feld, “What does network neutrality look like today?” http://www.freedomofexpression.us/documents/mcleod-‐ freedomofexpression.pdf § Who Killed Network Neutrality?: Closing time for the open internet” CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal
Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14 Freedom of Expression Week 10 Privacy Culture: Lens on Society Week 11 Intellectual Property § § http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2014/01/who-‐ killed-‐net-‐neutrality.html FCC, “The Open Internet” http://www.fcc.gov/guides/open-‐internet American Library Association, “Network Neutrality” http://www.ala.org/advocacy/telecom/netneutrality Lab: § Google docs, Drop box § ***Paper 4—Networked Identities: Social network*** (TR) Readings: 4. Kembrew McLeod. (2005). Freedom of expression: Overzealous copyright bozos and other enemies of creativity. New York: Doubleday. [Read Chapter Four, “Culture, Inc.: Our hyper-‐referential, branded culture,” pg. 171—224. Available online http://www.freedomofexpression.us/documents/mcleod-‐ freedomofexpression.pdf 5. Freedom on the Internet [Available online. Read United States, http://freedomhouse.org/sites/default/files/resources/FOTN%202013_F ull%20Report_0.pdf Lab: § Wiki Technology and Policy: Apr 1st & 3rd (T) Readings: § Lawrence Lessig. (2006). Code: Version 2.0. New York: Basic Books [Read Ch. 12, “Free Speech,” pp. 233—275 and Ch. 11, “Privacy,” pgs. 200-‐232; Available online at: http://codev2.cc/download+remix/Lessig-‐Codev2.pdf] § Wireless Policy: “Best Practices and Guidelines for Location Based Services” http://www.ctia.org/policy-‐initiatives/voluntary-‐ guidelines/best-‐practices-‐and-‐guidelines-‐for-‐location-‐based-‐services Lab: § Wiki/ Share point (Get approval for Ethnography assignment site) (TR) § Presenting Top Paper at CSCA, MN/ Read Gibson’s “Neuromancer” this week (My personal copy is on reserve at Blackwell Library) Technology and Identity: Apr 8th & 10th (T) Readings: § Lawrence Lessig. (2006). Code: Version 2.0. New York: Basic Books [Read Ch. 10, “Intellectual Property,” pp. 169-‐199; Available online at: http://codev2.cc/download+remix/Lessig-‐Codev2.pdf] § Copyright basics http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ01.pdf CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal
Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14 Digital Divide Week 12 Virtual Community Democracy and Dissent § What is Copyright? http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/ Lab: § Wiki/Share point (tentative) (TR) Readings: § Anthony G. WIllheim. (2004). Digital nation: Toward an inclusion information society. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [pp. 17-‐36, “Everybody Should Know the Basics: Like How to Use the Computer,” E-‐book] § Williams Sims Bainbridge. (1999). Chapter 19: Future of the Internet: Cultural and individual conceptions. In P. N. Howard & S. Jones (Eds.), Society online: The Internet in context. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. [Read all pages: 307—323; E-‐Reserves on My Classes] § Lisa Nakamura. (1999). Chapter 5: Interrogating the digital divide: Political economy of race in new media. In P. N. Howard & S. Jones (Eds.), Society online: The Internet in context. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. [Read all pages: 71-‐82; E-‐Reserves on My Classes] § Ling, R. (2008). Should we be concerned that the elderly don’t text? The Information Society, 24, 334-‐341. [Read All Pages; E-‐Reserves, My Classes] Lab: § This is what digital divide looks like (Ethnography, out-‐of-‐class field work) Civic Networks: Apr 15th & 17th (T) Readings: § Stephen L. Talbott. (1995). The future does not compute—Transcending the machines in our midst. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly & Associates. [Read Ch. 9, “Do We Really Want a Global Village?” http://netfuture.org/fdnc/ ] § Langdon Winner: Who will we be in Cyberspace? https://mywebspace.wisc.edu/msteenson/web/j176/readings/1-‐ Winner-‐Who%20will%20we%20be%20in%20cyberspace.pdf Lab: § This is what digital divide looks like (Ethnography, out-‐of-‐class field work) § ***Paper 5—Digital divide: Access, Literacy, and Practices of ICT*** (TR) Readings: § Howard Frederick, “Computer Networks and the Emergence of Global Civil Society” http://w2.eff.org/Activism/global_civil_soc_networks.paper § APC: http://www.apc.org § Mobile Media and Political Collective Action [Available online at: http://www.rheingold.com/texts/PoliticalSmartMobs.pdf ] § Coopman, T. M. (2011). Networks of dissent: Emergent forms in media based collective action. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 28, 153-‐ 172. (Read pages: 153—160; Available on E-‐Reserves on My Classes] § Jenkins, H. (2006). Convergence culture: Where old and new media collide. CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal
Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14 § Week 13 Organizing Processes Lens on Culture Week 14 Collaborative Engagement Week 15 Collaborative Engagement Week 16 Exam 2 Finals Week! 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) New York: NYU Press. [Read all pages of: “Conclusion: Democratizing TV: Politics of Participation,” Available on E-‐Reserves on My Classes] Anthony G. WIllheim. (2004). Digital nation: Toward an inclusion information society. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [Read Ch. 4, “The New Frontier of Civil Rights,” SU Library E-‐book] Lab: § Flash mobs! (use tools of your choice from above, out-‐of-‐class field work) Lens on Culture: Apr 22nd & 24th (T) § Flash mobs. § ***Paper 6—Issues: Net neutrality, freedom of speech, privacy*** (TR) § Presenting Top Two Paper at ECA, RI/ Review classic Cyberpunk movie on Blackwell library reserve or YouTube (e.g., Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner,” “Lawnmower Man,” Frtiz Lang’s “Metropolis.” personal copies.) Collaborative Engagement & Critique: Apr 29th & May 1st (T) § Portfolio Paper and Presentation (Individual) (TR) § Portfolio Paper and Presentation (Individual) Collaborative Engagement & Critique: May 6th & 8th (T) § Portfolio Paper and Presentation (Individual) (TR) § Portfolio Paper and Presentation (Individual) Exam 2: May 13th & 15th (T) § Exam 2: All material (readings, lectures, discussions, assignments) covered between 03/22—05/08). In-‐class. Dates: May 15—May 21, 2014. Final portfolio paper due § Monday, May 19th, 8Am—10:30AM ***Assignment Due Date Reminders (Does not include class application exercises)*** Blogs: Due every Sunday before midnight. First one due the week of Feb 3rd and the last one due on the week of April 21st. Mini-‐Thought Papers: Paper 1 due—Feb 11th | Paper 2 due—Feb 27th | Paper 3 due—March 4th | Paper 4 due—March 25h | Paper 5 due—April 15th | Paper 6 due—April 22nd. Exam 1: March 13th Exam 2: May 15th Technology Review Presentations: Week 2: Feb 6th| Week 3: Feb 11th & 13th | Week 5: Feb 25th & 27th | Week 6: March 4th 6) Final Technology Portfolio Presentation: Week 14: April 29th & May 1st | Week 15: May 6th & May 8th CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal
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