Just revised my stuff and decided to assign readings below. I hope we will have a productive semester. I will need to polish it up a bit but this will give you a sense of what we are up to this semester;) MED 521 Cyber Anthropology for Media Studies is a course designed for Media Studies MA program at İstanbul Bilgi University.
Introduction and overview of syllabus
Introduction to New Anthropology
Michael Fischer: Culture and cultural analysis as experimental systems
Henry Jenkins: Convergence Culture: Where Old Media and New Media Collide. Introduction and Chapter 1.
Henry Jenkins, Sam Ford, Joshua Green: Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture. 1-84
Kelty, Christopher M. Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free. Introduction and Chapter 1.
Hansen, Mark B. New Philosophy for New Media. 1-46
Beaulieu, Anne. Media Ethnography: Objectivity and the Making of Ethnographies of the Internet.
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun and Thomas Keenan: New media, old media: A history and theory reader. 187-198 (Protocol vs. Institutionalization); 219-232 (Viruses Are Good for You)
danah Boyd: It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens. 1-76; 199-214
Gabriella E. Coleman: Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking. 1-122
Andreas Treske: The Inner Life of Video Spheres
Geert Lovink and Sabine Niederer, eds: Video Vortex Reader: 1-160; 255-300
Rene König and Miriam Rasch, eds: Society of the Query Reader: 1-188
Geert Lovink and Miriam Rasch, eds: Unlike Us Reader: 1-238
Geert Lovink and Miriam Rasch, eds: Unlike Us Reader: 274-311
Eric Kluitenberg: Legacies of Tactical Media