316: Investigating Cyberculture
Office Hours: Mon: 11am - 12pm; Tues, Weds, Thurs 10 - 11am;
Week 16: Course concluded
Grades can be reviewed on the grades page using your password. Email me if you need your password. Thanks and have a great summer!
From Counterculture to Cyberculture,
by Fred Turner, 2006. Chicago University Press, Chicago, IL.
This book describes how two cultures, the military-industrial complex and the communal hippie counterculture of the late 60s and 70s came together to create what we now recognize is one of the most transformative human tools in recent times (if not all history, as some claim), the Internet.
This and other online resource requirement means you must download and read web-based PDF readings, HTML webpages, video, audio and other media on a regular basis. It is recommended that you print out readings and bring them to class, having annotated the material in the margins or in a separate notebook. Be sure to write notes on video/audio material as you watch/listen. Specific sources will appear weekly on the course schedule.
COMPLETE AN ANONYMOUS COURSE EVALUATION:
- Open Blackboard (to sign in use your Morrisville account name and password, same as Webmail)
- Click on drop down box next to your name at the top right hand side of screen
- Scroll down the list that comes up until you see
“Liberal Arts Evaluations-Spring 2019” and click that link
- Click on the "Content" link on the left hand side of the screen
- Scroll down the list of available surveys under Content until you come to this class -- it should read something like "2019 Spring: STS-316-01 (16303)" (Note: the list is NOT alphabetical)
- Enter this Password: KL96
- Complete the survey. You will have 60 minutes to complete the survey and you can attempt it a total of 3 times.
Course Themes & Powerpoints
Week 1: CYBER - Introduction and History
PPT: A Brief History of the Internet
Week 2: - CULTURE: The Social Origins of the Internet
Week 3: Self and Identity Online
PPT: Selfhood, Identity and Avatars in Virtual Worlds
Week 4: Race, Gender and Cyberculture
Weeks 5 & 6: Virtual Communities
PPTa: Community in Cyberspace
PPTb: Rules and Roles, Rituals and Archetypes in Virtual Worlds
PPTc: Researching Internet Communities
Weeks 10 & 11: Institutions Online -- Virtual Ecnonomies
PPT: Property in Cyberspace
Week 12: Institutions Online -- Religion in Cyberculture
Reading Questions, Week 12
Week 13: Institutions Online -- Education in Cyberculture
Reading Questions, Week 13
Week 14: The Future of Cyberculture
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