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Every semester I do change most of the readings. This is the new list, I have come up with. As usual, suggestions are welcome. The course is taught at the Communication Sciences PhD. Program at İstanbul Bilgi University…

COMM720-2016 Syllabus

COURSE NAME

Theories of New Media

Lecturer

Assist.Prof. Erkan Saka

Description

A course for students of PhD in Communication to familiarize them with major theories of new media studies.

Reading List

Week 01

  Introduction

Week 02

  A General Approach to New Media Ecology

Spreadable Media – Jenkins, Henry, Ford, Sam, Gree

Week 03

 A General Approach to New Media Ecology

Spreadable Media – Jenkins, Henry, Ford, Sam, Gree

Week 04

 Introduction to Social Data

Life in Code – Berry (ed.)

Week 05   

Introduction to Social Data

Popular Culture, Digital Archives and the New Social Life of Data– Beer and Burrows

Week 06  

Standardizations- Protocols

Protocol vs. Institutionalization– Galloway

Week 07  

Open/Free Software

Two Bits– Kelty

Week 08  Affectivity- Post-humanism

New Philosophy for New Media– Hansen

Week 10

Media Ethnography- Virtual Methods

“Media Ethnography: Objectivity and the Making of Ethnographies of the Internet.” Beaulieu

Reassembling Social Science Methods-Theory Culture Society-2013-Ruppert

Week 11   

Hactivism

Underground: Tales of Hacking, Madness, and Obsession on the Electronic Frontier. Mandarin Australia– Dreyfuss

Coding Freedom. The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking– Coleman

Do “liberatıon technologies” change the balance of power  between repressıve states and civil society?– Meier


Week 12   

Glitch, Noise, and Jam in New Media Cultures

The Seven Million Dollar PowerPoint and Its Aftermath: What Happens When the House Intelligence Committee Sees. “Terrorist Use of the Internet” in a Battlefi eld 2 – Losh

Disrupting the Public Sphere: Mediated Noise and Oppositional Politics – Gournelos

Wikipedia, Error, and Fear of the Bad Actor- Nunes

In Glitch, Noise, and Jam in New Media Cultures

 

Week 13

  Cases

Boz Baykuşlar– Sayan

Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human.  Princeton University Press.– Boellstorff
Week 14

Selections from Yeni Medya Çalışmaları III and III

 

Assessment

Weekly response papers to published at Medium.com and shared in our Facebook group. 60%

Final Paper- 10K words. 40%

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