INTERNET ART: networks, performative programming, and web as context

Reading Presentations

Bi-weekly group presentations on reading concepts

Occasionally you will have reading assignments that are optional. They are optional not because these texts are less important, but because they are long and complex. Some of the optional readings will be assigned as required for two or three person groups who will present on the reading for the benefit of rest of the class. Everyone will do this at least once. Since we will sign up for these readings the first week of class, you will have as long as you want to read the text assigned to you and work on a presentation. I recommend beginning reading a week before you need to present.

SIGN UPS:

 

PRESENT 9/6

“Rich User Experience, UX, & Desktopization of War” – Olia Lialina

[14 pages (with large images) on issues of contemporary web design]

Laura

Georgia

Andrew Bruening

Jane

PRESENT 9/27

“Israel, Gaza, War, & Data: Social Networks and the Art of Personalizing Propaganda” – Gilad Lotan

[11 pages (with large images) on data mapping social media & controversial politics]

Jordan

Elena

Oliver

Kyle

PRESENT 10/11 (DATE CHANGE!)

Excerpts from “Critical Play: Radical Game Design” Mary Flanagan – Critical Games

[10-15 pages of fairly dense theory on experimental games as art]

Kayla

Drew

Andrew Blackley

Emily

PRESENT 10/27

“The Dads of Tech” – Astra Taylor, Joanne McNeil (extra credit if you combine this reading with “Women on the Verge” – Johanna Fateman)

[8 pages of feminist critique of contemporary tech culture]

 Taylor

Ada

Stephen

Kevin

 

PRESENT 11/3

“Hack the Planet” – Andrew Hultkrans

[5 pages of combined news / theory on data surveillance conference]

Catalina

Sydney

Oliver