2019 Lib/Lab Fellows Syllabus

Week 1: Pshhhkkkkkkrrrrkakingkakingkakingtshchchchchchchchcchdingding*ding

An introduction to the terrain

Week 2: Do Artifacts Have Politics?

What can things do? Considering the perspective of Science and Technology Studies.

  • Winner, Langdon. “Do Artifacts Have Politics?” from The Whale and the Reactor (1986).
  • Biss, Eula. “Time and Distance Overcome” from Notes from No Man’s Land (2009).

Week 3: Considering Infrastructure (with Kevin Webb)

Before we can go further into networked technologies, we ought to have a starting point – What do we mean when we say internet?


Week 4: The Language of Visualization

Week 5: The Economy of Attention

Week 6: On Clouds

Week 7: Performing Identity in Digital Environments

Week 8: Surveillance and Privacy

Is the internet listening? Is the internet listening to everybody?

  • The New Organs Watch the 10 minute video and explore the landing page.

“The New Organs is a project to gather, archive and investigate the theories and realities of corporate surveillance.”

Week 9: Recap & Workshop

Week 10: Wrap-Up