My Cyber-Anthropology Course readings for 2014 Fall Semester


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.

Topics/ Readings

Week 1

Introduction and overview of syllabus

Week 2

Introduction to New Anthropology
Michael Fischer:  Culture and cultural analysis as experimental systems

Week 3

Henry Jenkins: Convergence Culture: Where Old Media and New Media Collide. Introduction and Chapter 1.

Henry Jenkins: Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture. 1-50

Week 4

Henry Jenkins, Sam Ford, Joshua Green: Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture. 1-84

Week 5

Kelty, Christopher M. Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free. Introduction and Chapter 1.

Week 6

Hansen, Mark B. New Philosophy for New Media. 1-46

Week 7

Beaulieu, Anne. Media Ethnography: Objectivity and the Making of Ethnographies of the Internet.

Week 8

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)

Week 9

danah Boyd: It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens. 1-76; 199-214

Week 10

Gabriella E. Coleman: Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking. 1-122

Week 11

Video Spheres

Andreas Treske: The Inner Life of Video Spheres

Geert Lovink and Sabine Niederer, eds: Video Vortex Reader: 1-160; 255-300

Week 12

Rene König and Miriam Rasch, eds:  Society of the Query Reader: 1-188

 Week 13

Geert Lovink and Miriam Rasch, eds: Unlike Us Reader: 1-238

 Week 14

Geert Lovink and Miriam Rasch, eds: Unlike Us Reader: 274-311

Eric Kluitenberg: Legacies of Tactical Media


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