Required Readings

Note: The readings posted here are what was available at the start of the semester. If you cannot find a reading here, you need to check Joel’s posting on Blackboard.

These required readings can also be found on the Blackboard (lecture) page for the course. See the syllabus for more details on the reading.

Week 1: Harvey, Justice, Nature and the Geography of Difference

Week 2: John Brunner, Shockwave Rider
Charles Stross, Accelerando
Fredric Jameson, The Geopolitical Aesthetic
Vernor Vinge, Rainbow’s End
Assigned viewing:  Man with a Movie Camera, Dziga Vertov, 1929, first 15 minutes, and minutes 20-25: alternate link:

Week 3: Redniss, Radioactive

Week 4: Balsamo, Designing Culture

Week 5: Gwilt and Rissanen, “Designing Endurance”

Week 6: Meadows, “Leverage Points”

Week 6: Barabasi, “Scale-Free Networks”

Week 7: Pickett, Cadenasso, McGrath, Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design

Week 8: Johnson, Emergence

Week 9: TBA

Week 10: Miller & Schwarz, Speed–Visions of an Accelerated Age, 

Week 10: Virilio, The Vision Machine

Week 10: Baltrušaitis, Aberrations. An Essay on the Legend of Forms

Week 11: TBA

Week 12: TBA

Week 13: Bone, Water-Works


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