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 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: http://youtu.be/op2sOtF113M alternate link: http://archive.org/details/ChelovekskinoapparatomManWithAMovieCamera
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