Week 2: September 15: From Tubes to T-1s
Kate Ascher, “Communications” The Works: Anatomy of a City (New York: Penguin, 2005): 122-147.
Shannon Mattern, “Puffs of Air: Communicating by Vacuum” In John Knechtel, Ed., Air (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010): 42-56.
Stephen Graham and Simon Marvin, “Approaching Telecommunications and the City” and “Urban Physical Form” In Telecommunications and the City: Electronic Spaces, Urban Places (New York: Routledge, 1996): 79-122, 312-336.
Andrew Blum, “Netscapes: Tracing the Journey of a Single Bit” Wired (December 2009).
**And if you're interested, I've posted here an abridged version of a grant narrative in which I describe my inspiration and goals for our mapping project.
Week 3: September 22: Putting the Urban into Media Archaeology
Siegfried Zielinski, “Introduction: The Idea of a Deep Time of the Media” and excerpts from “Fortuitous Finds Instead of Searching in Vain: Methodological Borrowings and Affinities for an Anarchaeology of Seeing and Hearing by Technical Means” In Deep Time of the Media: Toward an Archaeology of Hearing and Seeing by Technical Means (Cambridge, MIT Press, 2006): 1-11, 27-38.
Jussi Parikka, Interview with Garnet Hertz, “Archaeologies of Media Art” CTheory (April 1, 2010). (13 pp.)
Friedrich A. Kittler, “The City Is a Medium” New Literary History 27:4 (1996): 717-729.
Vyjayanthi Rao, “Embracing Urbanism: The City as Archive” New Literary History 40:2 (Spring 2009): 371-383.
Kazys Varnelis, “Centripetal City” Cabinet 17 (Spring 2004/2005): 27-33.
Week 4: September 29: Digital Humanities/Assessment Rubrics
Tara McPherson, “Introduction: Media Studies and the Digital Humanities” Cinema Journal 48:2 (Winter 2009): 119-123. (5 pp.)
UCLA Digital Humanities & Media Studies, “Digital Humanities Manifesto 2.0” (2009). (14 pp.)
Steve Anderson, “Regeneration: Multimedia Genres and Emerging Scholarship” [white paper] Institute for Multimedia Literacy, USC. (13 pp.)
Shannon Mattern, “Evaluating Multimodal Student Work” Wordsinspace.net [blog post] (August 11, 2010).
Shannon Mattern, “Critiquing Maps” Wordsinspace.net [blog post] (August 29, 2010).
Denis Wood and John Fels, Excerpts from “The Nature of Maps” and “The Propositional Logic of the Map” In The Natures of Maps: Cartographic Constructions of the Natural World (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008): 6-16, 26-28, 31-32. (16 pp.)
Week 5: October 6: Researching Strategies
Barbara Heck, Elizabeth Preston & Bill Svec, “A Survival Guide to Archival Research” American Historical Association (December 2004).
SKIM Shannon Mattern, “From Post Offices to Radiograms: Local Primary Resources on Urban Media History” Wordsinspace.net [blog post] (July 20, 2010).
Week 6: October 13: Mapping Along X, Y, and Z Axes
Review Todd Presner, “HyperCities: A Case Study for the Future of Scholarly Publishing” In Jerome McGann, Andrew Stauffer, Dana Wheeles, & Michael Pickard, Eds., Online Humanities Scholarship: The Shape of Things to Come. Proceedings of the Mellon Foundation Online Humanities Conference (Rice University Press, 2010). (17 pp.) [Please note that since you originally read this piece, the Rice University link has been broken and the essay has moved to a new site, where the formatting is a bit different] -- See HyperCities [we'll play around with the site in class]
Alison Sant, “Redefining the Basemap” Intelligent Agent 6:2 (n.d.). (7 pp.)
Ole Bouman, “Re:Orientation” In Janet Adams & Peter Hall, Eds., Else/Where: Mapping New Cartographies of Networks and Territories (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006): 54-57. (4 pp.)
Jeremy Hight, “Rhizomatic Cartography: Modulated Mapping and the Spatial Net” NeMe (May 5, 2009). (7 pp.)
Jesse Shapins & Brian House, “Designers and Citizens as Critical Media Artists” Urban Omnibus (July 1, 2009). (10 pp.)
James Corner, Excerpts (Intro, “The Agency of Mapping,” “Maps and Reality” & “Mapping Operations”) from “The Agency of Mapping: Speculation, Critique and Invention” In Denis Cosgrove, Ed., Mappings (London: Reaktion, 1999): 213-217, 221-225, 229-231. (12 pp.)
Week 7: October 20: Mapping the Urban Database Documentary (Guest: Jesse Shapins)
Jesse Shapins, "Mapping the Urban Database Documentary" Urban Geographers: Independent Filmmakers and the City, Ed. Mark Street (Berghahn Books, 2011). [I also strongly recommend that you take a look at Jesse's website and the website for his amazing "Media Archaeology of Place" class at Harvard.]
Supplemental Resource: Lev Manovich, "Database as Symbolic Form" Convergence 5 (1999): 80-99.
Supplemental Resource: Man with a Movie Camera
Week 9: November 3
Olivia Mitchell, “Five Presentation Tips for Pecha Kucha or Ignite Presentation” Speaking About Presenting [blog post] (n.d.).
Videos of Ignite presentations.
Week 10: November 10
“Supporting Data Management Infrastructure for the Humanities” Arts-Humanities.net (2009-10).