Syllabus for Spring 2018
Generally Mondays: some weeks 9:30-12:30, others 1:30-4:30
Juan Pablo Alperin, firstname.lastname@example.org
PUB802 asks the fundamental question: what happens to publishing in an era where the vast majority of publishing and reading happens on the Internet? More broadly, this course is intended to encourage a critical examination of the ways in which technologies are shaping every aspect of our personal lives, and the very structure of our society. For how can we understand the intersection of technologies and publishing without first exploring the role of technology, and technology companies, in shaping our values, our psychology, and our daily habits?
After a discussion of the way Web has changed us, and the way it has evolved itself, the course will explore some aspects of how technology has affected making , discovering, and consuming text. However, the exact topics and learning outcomes will be decided collectively by you, not by the instructor (more on this below). The discussion will likely include various aspects of producing with digital tools, making works available in the marketplace (both digital and physical), and the digital reading experience. By the end of it, we will hopefully have a sense of how digital technologies are redefining the value and even the very meaning of publishing.
PUB802 is a seminar, but it is not your typical seminar. While there is a syllabus below, it is only a starting point. We will work on filling it out together during the first class, and you will continue to shape it every week as the course progresses. In pairs, you will each take responsibility for a week and a topic, and we will all learn together about the things that matter or concern you most regarding tech. Expect and be prepared to be challenged, but also to challenge others—without discussion, there is no seminar. PUB802 is also a graduate course. This means the discussions are based around ideas, not around specific technologies or moments in time. We will, however, endeavour to ground these ideas with concrete examples and case studies.
We will meet every Monday for 3 hours, but the time will change from week to week. Some weeks we will meet in the morning block, and other weeks in the afternoon. Below is a summary of the times, which will be input into the MPub Google Calendar.
Jan 15-22-29 – morning
Feb 19-26 – morning
Mar 5 – afternoon
Mar 12-26 – morning
Apr 3- morning (Tuesday)
The following is a rough outline of the course’s coverage. In reality, we will be much more flexible around dates and topics to allow our discussions to go on as long as we feel is necessary and to cover topics as they come up.
Pre-course read: Davidson, Cathy. 2017. An “Active Learning” Kit: Rationale, Methods, Models, Research, Bibliography.HASTAC.
Week 1, January 8: Introduction to the course
- create the syllabus, decide on who will lead each topic, decide on assignments/grading
- wordpress demo
- hypothes.is demo and set up
- bring laptops to class, if you have them
Week 2, January 15: The Web changes things
- Gopnik, Adam. 2011. The Information: How the Internet gets inside us.The New Yorker.
- Dash, Anil. 2016. There is no “technology industry.” Medium.
- Dash, Anil. 2017. Tech and the Fake Market tactic. Medium.
- McGuire, Hugh. 2016, April 23. What books can learn from the Web / What the Web can learn from books. Medium.
- Derakhshan, Hossein. 2015, July 14. The Web We Have to Save.Medium.
- Kottke, Jason. 2013, December. The blog is dead, long live the blog. NiemanLab.
- Kottke, Jason. 2016. WWW: The Way We Were. kottke.org.
- Meyer, Robinson. 2015, Feb 26. What Blogging Has Become.The Atlantic.
- Shapiro, Dani. 2014, August 18. A memoir is not a status update. New Yorker.
- Stearns, Josh. 2015, January 5. The best online storytelling and journalism of 2014. Medium.
- Vara, Vauhini. 2015, August 23. Is Amazon Creating A Cultural Monopoly?The New Yorker.
prompt for next week:
Gopnik describes three classes of people: the Never-Betters, the Better-Nevers, and the Ever-Wasers. Which are you? Where are we as a society? Or is there a different category you and we belong in?
Week 3, January 22: The Web changes itself
[[ Adena Brons, SFU Library, Guest speaker (30 mins) ]]
- Staltz, André. 2017. The Web began dying in 2014, here’s how.staltz.com.
- Mobile Ad hoc Network. Wikipedia.
- Peters, Adele. 2017. Want To Guarantee Net Neutrality? Join Peer-To-Peer, Community-Run Internet.Fast Company.
- Madrigal, Alexis. 2017. The Weird Thing About Today’s Internet: The world’s biggest tech companies might be bigger than you think. The Atlantic.
- response: Kottke, Jason. 2017. How the Internet has changed in the past 10 years.kottke.org.
- Kolbert, Elizabeth. 2017. Who Owns the Internet? The New Yorker.
Prompt for next week:
Envision a future in which one of the “big four” declines. When will it happen by? What underlying conditions need to change? What consumers choices need to be different? You do not need to answer all these questions, simply address the general theme.
Week 4, January 29: Copyright
- Menand, Louis. 2014, October 20. Crooner in Rights Spat.New Yorker.
- Doctorow, Cory. 2017. DRM’s Dead Canary: How We Just Lost the Web, What We Learned from It, and What We Need to Do Next.EFF
- Hern, Alex. 2016, May 23. Revealed: How copyright law is being misused to remove material from the internet. The Guardian.
- Ling, Justin. What the TPP means for copyright law in Canada. National Magazine.
- Green, Hank. 2015, August 2. Theft, Lies, and Facebook Video. Medium.
- Delwiche, Aaron. 2014, May 5. Scanner tags, comic book piracy, and participatory culture. First Monday.
- Van der Sar, Ernesto. 2017, February 20. Online Piracy Can Boost Comic Book Sales, Research finds.TorrentFreak.
- Doctorow, Cory. 2014, February 5. What happens with digital rights management in the real world?The Guardian.
- Bright, Peter. 2017. DRM in HTML5 is a victory for the open Web, not a defeat. arsTechnica
- Doctorow, Cory. (2004). Microsoft Research DRM talk.
- Tracks. 2004, February, 9. The Mouse That Remixed. New Yorker.
- DJ Dangermouse. 2004. Grey Album. (Audio)
- Mullin, Joe. 2015, July 27. Filmmakers fighting “Happy Birthday” copyright find their “smoking gun”. ArsTechnica.
- Van der Sar, Ernesto. 2017, November 4. Book Author Trolled Pirates to Make a Point.TorrentFreak.
prompt for next week:
As a future publisher what is your stance on copyright law? If you could, how would you reform current copyright law and how (and to whom) will this be beneficial?
February 5: (Emerging Leaders)
- no class
February 12: (Reading week)
- no class
Week 5, February 19: Internet Business Models (Part One)
- Rappa, Michael. Business Models on the Web. Managing the Digital Enterprise
- Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, Boris. 2011, May 25. The 9 types of online business models; which one do you use? The Next Web.
- Doss, Henry. 2013, Oct 28. Your business model is killing innovation. Forbes.
- Ifeanyi, KC. 2017. “There are no rules”: Rag & Bone’s CEO on Challenging the status Quo. Fast Company.
- Hempel, Jessi. 2016. Medium takes aim at WordPress with a new way to power websites. Wired.
- Walsh, Mark. 2016, Jan 30. The future of e-commerce: bricks and mortar. The Guardian.
- Heyl, Cobus. 2017, April 14. Publisher business models in the age of platforms. Fipp.
- Casadesus-Masanell, Ramon; E. Ricart, Joan. 2011. How to design a winning business model. Harvard Business Review.
- Graham, Richard. 2017, December 12. Google and advertising: digital capitalism in the context of Post-Fordism, the reifiation of language, and the rise of fake news. Nature.
Prompt for next week:
Brick and mortar stores evolved with the advent of the internet, and now internet business models are moving into brick and mortar stores (like Amazon). Is this an evolution or a devolution? How do you see things developing in the future?
Week 6, February 26: Internet Business Models Pt II: Business Models in Action
- Kitteridge, Harrison. 2017, Dec 11. Creating the Uber of Publishing (Updated). Medium.
- Joseph, Heather. 2013, Oct 22. The Open Access Movement Grows Up: Taking Stock of a Revolution. PLOS.
- Hern, Alex. 2013, Oct 14. Adblock Plus: the tiny plugin threatening the internet’s business model. The Guardian.
- Pix, Agne and Bruce Schneier. 2017, July 18. Surveillance is the Business Model of the Internet. openDemocracy.
- Knepper, Brent. 2017, Dec 7. No One Makes a Living on Patreon. The Outline.
- Albanese, Andrew & Milliot, Jim. 2015, Sept 25. After Oyster, What’s Next for E-book Subscriptions? Publishers Weekly.
Prompt for 2/26:
Internet business models for publishing are trending toward favoring the consumer more and more by lowering barriers to access to both publishing platforms and content. Are these business models inherently detrimental to the publishing business? Why, or why not? What should the publisher’s response to this phenomenon be?
- Carmody, Tim. 2017. Unlocking the commons: or, the psychoeconomics of patronage. kottke.org.
- P2P Foundation. 2017. Commons Transition and P2P: A Primer.
- Shatzkin, Mike. 2011, July 24. Publishing is Living in a World Not of its Own Making. The Shatzkin Files.
- Shatzkin, Mike. 2017. Agency pricing didn’t restrain Amazon; it strengthened them. The Shatzkin Files.
- Dash, Anil. 2015, Sept. 25. How we pass the buck: Ads, blocking, and how we make sure it’s never actually our fault.Medium.
- Shatzkin, Mike. 2014, August 17.This is a teamwork play that could really give Amazon a headache if they got together.The Shatzkin Files.
- Newton, Casey. 2017. Insant Recall.The Verge.
- Graham, Richard. 2017. Google and advertising: digital capitalism in the context of Post-Fordism, the reification of language, and the rise of fake news.Palgrave Communicaions.
- Watters, Audrey. 2017. Article Image
Education Technology and the Power of Platforms. hackeducation.com
- Bjarnason, Baldur. 2015, September. The discussion about ad blocking is very dumb (but not in the way you think).
- Kelleher, Kevin. 2014, November 6. Amazon Bound: Is Bezos Reaching His Limits?PandoDaily.
- Eisen, Mike. 2011, April 22. Amazon’s $23,698,655.93 book about flies. it is NOT junk.
- Michel, Lincoln. 2016, June 30. Everything You Wanted to Know about Book Sales (But Were Afraid to Ask). Electric Lit.
Week 7, March 5: AI & Machine Learning in Publishing (Annie and Emma)
Please Note: Many of the articles this week are more explanatory and practical than they are theoretical or argumentative. This is because Artificial Intelligence and its many subsets are big topics, and we wanted to make sure that everyone understands them before we can talk about their philosophies. That being said, we would like to invite you to annotate these articles keeping in mind their practical applications for us, as publishers and as human beings. We hope you enjoy this week’s readings, and we look forward to reading your responses!
- “What Is The Difference Between Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning?” December 6, 2016. https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2016/12/06/what-is-the-difference-between-artificial-intelligence-and-machine-learning/#2399b6fd2742. Forbes.
- Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence: Crash Course Computer Science #34, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-EtmaFJieY. CrashCourse.
- No need to annotate this video, but is a valuable resource.
- “Natural Language Processing.” AI Playbook. Accessed February 27, 2018. http://aiplaybook.a16z.com/docs/guides/nlp. Andreessen Horowitz.
- Anderson, Lessley. “Machine Language: How Siri Found Its Voice.” September 17, 2013. https://www.theverge.com/2013/9/17/4596374/machine-language-how-siri-found-its-voice. The Verge.
- “Artificial Intelligence and Its Use Cases in Publishing.” September 1, 2017. https://www.rave-tech.com/artificial-intelligence-and-its-use-cases-in-publishing/. Rave Technologies.
- Payne, Holly Lynn. “Why Book Publishing Seeks Artificial Intelligence.” , June 20, 2017. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-book-publishing-seeks-artificial-intelligence_us_59482841e4b0961faacbe5d6. Huffington Post.
- Jercinovic, Jason. “The Ethics of Using AI in Advertising.” June 26, 2017. http://adage.com/article/digitalnext/ethics-ai-advertising/309535/. AdAge.
- Judge, Jenny. “Who Wants a Frictionless Future?” Accessed February 27, 2018. https://medium.com/s/living-in-the-machine/who-wants-a-frictionless-future-3b67f46d93e8. Living in the Machine (blog).
- For the Judge article, please annotate Part 1, but Parts 2-4 are very interesting and thought-provoking as well, and are quick reads.
- Her (2013) directed by Spike Jonze, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson.
Carnegie Mellon University. “Machine learning will change jobs: Impact on economy could surpass that of previous AI applications.” December 21, 2017. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171221143032.htm ScienceDaily.
- “Computer Vision.” AI Playbook. Accessed February 27, 2018. http://aiplaybook.a16z.com/docs/guides/vision. Andreessen Horowitz.
- Chen, Frank. “Ways in Which Machines Learn” June 15, 2017. https://hackernoon.com/ways-in-which-machines-learn-b1824464dd5f. Hackernoon.
- “How Google Translate Works, and Why it Doesn’t Measure Up.” September 2, 2015. https://blogs.transparent.com/language-news/2015/09/02/how-google-translate-works-and-why-it-doesnt-measure-up/Transparent Language.
Blog Prompt: Imagine and explain one way in which AI (Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, or another application of AI) will be integrated into publishing. You can go as near or far into the future as you like. You can also explore the ethical/implications of this technology becoming a publishing norm.
Week 8, March 12: Distribution & Discovery
[[ Guest: Jamie Broadhurst, Raincoast books (to be confirmed) ]]
- Dawson, Laura. 2012. What We Talk About When We Talk About Metadata. In McGuire, Hugh & O’Leary, Brian (Eds.). Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto. O’Reilly Media.
- Shatzkin, Mike. 2018. A changing book business: it all seems to be flowing downhill to Amazon.
- Grey, Barbara. 2016. SaaS: The Next Chapter for Marketplaces.
- Shatzkin, Mike. 2016. Book publishing lives in an environment shaped by larger forces and always has.
- Guren, Cliff. 2017. OptiQly: Augmented Intelligence For Book Marketers.
- Hugh McGuire. 2013. A Publisher’s Job Is to Provide a Good API for Books. O’Reilly TOC.
- Knowledge@Wharton. 2014. Pull vs. Push: Publishers Search for New Ways to Help Readers Discover Their Content.
- Sharma, Amit. 2016, April 27. How much traffic do recommender systems actually cause? Medium.
- How does the Amazon Recommendation feature work?StackOverflow (see all answers).
- Chartbeat. 2015. Getting There. Quarterly.
- Shatzkin, Mike. 2014. The future of bookstores is the key to understanding the future of publishing. The Shatzkin Files.
- Shatzkin, Mike. 2017. Knowing which titles to work on is a challenge today that was not important 10 years ago. The Shatzkin Files.
- Mills, Dana. 2017. An Inside Look at “Quietly” Helping MEC Launch Good Times Outside. Project Report: Masters of Publishing.
- Rosenberg. 2017. How Google Book Search Got Lost. Wired.
- Herrman, John. 2015, December 3. Access Denied. The Awl.
- Friedman, Jane. 2013. The Importance of Metadata in Book Discoverability. Sprint Beyond the Book.
Register, Renée. 2014. Four Ways Book Metadata Is Changing. dbw.
- Patrick, Chung, Kyusik & Chandler, Otis. 2012. How do Books get Discovered? In McGuire, Hugh & O’Leary, Brian (Eds.). Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto. O’Reilly Media.
- Konnikova, Maria. 2014, January 21. The Six Things That Make Stories Go Viral Will Amaze, and Maybe Infuriate, You. New Yorker.
- Hodas, N.O. & Lerman, K., 2014. The Simple Rules of Social Contagion. Sci. Rep., 4.
Blog Prompt: What kind(s) of data would you want to collect about readers’ impressions of the books you publish in future? Where would you go to capture that data? Your answer can focus on both of these questions, or go into depth about one in particular. Try not to constrain yourself to what may or may not be possible or how exactly the technology would work.
Week 9, March 19: Measuring & Tracking
- Parker, Sydney. 2017. Why Your Business Can’t Ignore Dark Social. Hootsuite
- Phillips, Stephen. 2016. Can Big Data Find the Next ‘Harry Potter’? The Atlantic
- Neary, Lynn. 2016. Publishers’ Dilemma: Judge A Book By Its Data Or Trust The Editor’s Gut? NPR
- Fischett, Mark. 2017. Great Literature Is Surprisingly Arithmetic. Scientific American.
- Rhomberg,Andrew. 2015. Jellybooks: Tracking Reader Engagement for Better Marketing. Publishing Perspectives
- Willens, Max. 2018. Viral publishers see sharp engagement drops on Facebook. Digiday
- Kint, Jason. 2014. Publishers are getting screwed in the data-tracking era. Digiday
- Porter, Anderson. 2017. What Canada’s Shelfie Data Suggests About Ebook Subscriptions.Publishing Perspectives.
- Madrigal, A. 2012, Oct. Dark Social: We have the whole history of the Web wrong.The Atlantic.
- Alter, A & Russel, K. 2016, March 14. Moneyball for Book Publishers: A Detailed Look at How We Read. New York Times.
- Rhomberg, Andrew. 2016. Instinct versus Data in Book Publishing. Medium
- Moses, Lucia. 2018. After Facebook news-feed changes, publishers look hopefully to Pinterest. Digiday
- 2017. DPS analytics. Adobe
- Molla, Rani. 2018. Google is replacing Facebook’s traffic to publishers. Recode
- The Dark side of Mobile Sharing. Radiomen
- 2014, Getting to know you. The Economist
- what are cookies? what are trackers?
- Vooza. Big Data. vooza.com
- Vooza. Bullshit Metrics. vooza.com
- Pornhub Stats (Super Bowl & World Cup)
Choose among those topics:
a)Taking the example of Jellybooks, be creative and imagine a way to use tracking to enhance publishing practice. You can focus on manuscript selection, consumption behavior, reading preferences or any others you can think of. Feel free to posit yourself as Jellybooks’ prime competitor – a new way to track in the industry, in an ethical, non disruptive way.
b) Invasive tracking is everywhere in the digital world. And now, its expanding to reach outside it. We just learned the case of Cambridge Analytics, where the information provided by people who “don’t mind” being observed, was stolen and put to manipulative and unethical uses in a mercenary way. Discuss this topic and how we should (if we should) change our behavior about digital tracking, particularly becoming members of an industry that seeks to collect more data about readers.
Week 10, March 26: Digital reading
- Manjoo. Farhad. 2013, June 6.You Won’t Finish This Article: Why people online don’t read to the end. Slate.
- Cohen, Dan. 2015. What’s the Matter with Ebooks?Dan Cohen Blog
- Cohen, Dan. 2016. What’s the Matter with Ebooks: An Update.Dan Cohen’s Blog.
- Booknet Canada. 2016. The State of Digital Publishing
- Hoffelder, Nate. 2017. Damn the Facts: The “Ebook Sales Are Down” Narrative Must be Maintained at All Costs.The digital reader.
- Konnikova, Maria. 2014, July 16. Being a Better Online Reader. New Yorker.
- Penguin Random House. 2018, Feb 19. Penguin Random House India announces the launch of a digital imprint for mobile reading. Scroll.in
- McWilliams, James. 2018, Feb 12. Teaching the art of reading in the digital era. Pacific Standard.
- Klinkenborg, Verlyn. 2013, August 10. Books to Have and to Hold. New York Times SundayReview.
- Rosenwald, Michael. 2014, April 6. Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say. Washington Post.
- PewResearchCentre. 2014. Report on Reading.
- Genner, Noah. 2014, March 7. Canadian Readers by the Numbers. BookNet Canada.
- BNC Research. 2013. The Canadian Book Consumer 2013: Coast to Coast: Book Buyers Across Canada.
- Zickuhr, Kathryn & Rainie, Lee. 2014, September 10. Younger Americans and Public Libraries. PewResearch Internet Project.
- Crosbie, Vin. 2008, August 20. Transforming American Newspapers – part 2!. Corante—Rebuilding Media.
- Pelli, Denis G. & Bigelow, Charles. 2009, October 20. A Writing Revolution Seed Magazine. Seed Magazine.
Blog Prompt (please choose one):
1. Other than ebooks, how could / would you include or introduce digital content into a business plan for a new or growing publisher?
2. Studies show that reading online can cause skimming and a decrease in understanding and retention of content. Do publishers care? Should they? Whose responsibility is it if it’s not publishers?
April 2: Easter
- no class (but class day after, April 3rd, morning)
Week 11, April 3: Interacting and Socializing with Text
- Namakura, Lisa . 2013. Words with Friends: Socially Networked Reading on Goodreads. PMLA 128 (1)
- Underwood, Reed. 2016. Twinescapes, Or The Rise Of Spatial Hypertext.
- A.C. 2015. The Real Future of Electronic Literature. The Economist
- Plate, S. Brent. 2015, December 16. Marginalia and Its Disruptions. LA Review of Books.
- Watters, Audrey. 2017. Un-Annotated. audreywatters.com (Annotations are disabled. You can annotate here on tkbr)
- Flanagan, Linda. 2016. How Audiobooks Can Help Kids Who Struggle with Reading. KQED
Keeping in mind the readings on marginalia and annotations, and thinking more generally about the life of text online, should audiences be allowed to interact with and shape the text? Does a writer have the right to define who can comment? Should audiences be limited in their online socialization over a text?
some possible topics that we could spend some time going over in class
- character encodings
- Twitter network analysis
readings that haven’t made it into the topic list above, but have been in previous syllabi
- Meeker, Mary. 2016. Internet Trends 2016 – Code Conference
- Fischer, Sara. 2017. Axios Media Trends.
- Swartz, Aaron. 2013. A Programmable Web (An Unfinished Work) (Chapter 1).
- Ford, Paul. 2015, June 11. What is Code?BusinessWeek.
- Bush, Vannear. 1945. As We May Think. The Atlantic.
- Marconi, Francesco. 2015. The Rise of Homeless Media. Medium.
- Basile, Jonathan. libraryofbabel.info
- W3C Web Publishing Working Group. 2018. Publishing WG has published three First Public Working Drafts. w3c.org.
- Sloan, R., Mod, C., Quinn, R., & Horowitz, E. 2015. The Pickle: A Conversation About Making Digital Books (All parts). Medium.
- Fadeyev, Dmitry. 2012, October 29. The Return of the Scroll. usabilitypost.com.
- Maxwell, John W. 2013. E-Book Logic: We Can Do Better. Papers of The Bibliographical Society of Canada 51, no. 1.
- Miller, Aaron. 2013. Real Pages Are All About Flow. Medium.
- Bjarnasson, Baldur. 2013. What Kind of Innovation?
- Bridle, James. 2012, May. From Books to Infrastructure. Domus.
- Bjarnason, Baldur. 2013. Great Text Transcends Nothing. Studio Tendra.
- Mod, Craig . 2013. Subcompact Publishing. @craigmod
- Mod, Craig. 2012. Unbindings and Edges. @craigmod
- Mod, Craig. 2011. Post-Artifact Books & Publishing. @craigmod
- Bridle, James. 2010, October 25. Network Realism. BookTwo.
- Armstrong, Peter. 2011. The Lean Publishing Manifesto. LeanPub.
- Larusso, Silvio. 2015. From Print to Ebooks – A Hybrid Publishing Toolkit for the Arts
- O’Leary, Brian. Context First: A unified field theory of publishing. From Books in Browsers 2010. Text & video.
- Brantley, Peter. 2013. The New Ones: The Only Horizon is Before Us.PWxyz (Archived).
- Maxwell, John W & Fraser, Kathleen. 2010. Traversing the Book of MPub: An Agile, Web-first Publishing Model. Journal of Electronic Publishing. 13 (3).
- Reactions to proposed merger of IDPF and W3C from here: “Some, like Peter , organizer of the annual “Books in Browser” conference, greeted the news with enthusiasm, while others, such as ebook wizard Baldur Bjarnason, were more skeptical. Dave Cramer’s (Hachette) response is also worth reading.”
- Meyer, Robinson. 2016. How to Write a History of Writing Software . The Atlantic.
- Portela, Manuel. 2016. ‘This strange process of typing on a glowing glass screen’: An Interview with Matthew Kirschenbaum.Materialities of Literature 4 (2).
- Alan Galey. 2013. The Enkindling Reciter: E-Books in the Bibliographical Imagination. Book History 15.
Possibilities and new models
- Warner, James. 2011, March 24. The Future of Books. McSweeney’s
- Kalven, Josh. 2014, July 11. Watch out! A cliff! Or How we kept 10,000 readers reading a wonky explainer on the minimum wage. Medium.
- Leonard, Andrew. 2013, February 1. How Netflix is turning viewers into puppets. Salon.
- Brian O’Leary. 2013. Disaggregating Supply. Klopotek Publishers’ Forum 2013.
- James Bridle. 2013. Hacking the Word. BookTwo.org
- Niemanlab. Predictions for Journalism 2018. Niemanlab.
- Tufnell, Nicholas. 2017. BC Launches Interactive Voice Drama for Amazon Alexa Devices. cnet.
- McGuire, Hugh & O’Leary, Brian, eds. Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto.
- Boscawen, Rosanna. 2013, March 6. The Kills: a digital-first project from Picador. The Digitalist
- Munford, Monty. 2014, June 22. The digital future of the book could be anything. The Telegraph
- Fish, Stanley. 2012. The Digital Humanities and the Transcending of Morality. Opinionator.
- Lee, Pippin. 2015, July 10. Will the future of writing be more like software?Medium.
GRADING AND ASSIGNMENTS
This course uses contract grading and peer evaluation.
All seminar materials and will be publicly accessible. Similarly, all student writing must be made available online (although you may choose to keep select content behind a password). Work will be openly peer-reviewed online as well, and all readings will be openly annotated. Feedback on written work will also be provided through open annotations and comments. In short, this class does as much as possible in the open, and wherever possible, it licenses any content produced with open licenses.
The program expects that the grades awarded in this course will bear some reasonable relation to established university-wide practices with respect to both levels and distribution of grades. In addition, the School will follow Policy T10.02 with respect to “Intellectual Honesty,” and “Academic Discipline” (see the current Calendar, General Regulations Section).