9:00 - 10:50 a.m.
G24 Foreign Languages Building
8-week-course: meets 19-Jan-10 to 12-Mar-10 only.
Focuses on New Media, Culture,
and Society (see MS 326), but with a focus on small group discussion
with students and additional course content on contemporary digital and
Internet culture such as twitter, viral marketing, memes, virtual
worlds, and social media. For undergraduates only.
This is a special 8-week (half-semester) course.
It will only be taught once.
Julian Dibbell is George A. Miller
Visiting Professor during Spring 2010. He is an
internationally-recognized author, speaker, and technology journalist
who specializes in information technology. His writing has appeared in
The New York Times, Le Monde (Paris), Folha de Sao Paulo (Brazil),
TIME, Harper's, Rolling Stone, Details, The Independent (London), The
Daily Telegraph (London), The Nation, and in many other publications.
It has been anthologized in venues such as Best American Science
Writing (2002) and The Best of Technology Writing (2007, 2008, 2009).
His 1993 article for the Village Voice, "A Rape in Cyberspace" is the
most-cited, reprinted, and assigned essay ever written on identity and
the Internet. He is the author of the books My Tiny Life: Crime and
Passion in a Virtual World (1999), and Play Money: Or How I Quit My Day
Job and Made Millions Trading Virtual Loot (2006). He has published
books, essays, and articles on virtual worlds, social media, online
communities, hackers, bloggers, music pirates, computer viruses,
encryption technologies, and the heady cultural, political, and
philosophical questions that tie these and other digital-age phenomena
together. He is a contributing editor for Wired magazine and a
non-resident fellow of Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and
Society. In 2004 he co-founded the game research collective Terra Nova.
Lisa Nakamura is the Director of the Asian American Studies Program, Professor in the
Institute of Communication Research and Media Studies Program and
Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois,
Urbana Champaign. She is the author of Digitizing Race: Visual
of the Internet (University of Minnesota Press,
Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet (Routledge,
2002) and a
co-editor of Race in Cyberspace (Routledge, 2000).
She has published
articles in Critical Studies in Media
Communication, PMLA, Cinema
Journal, The Women's Review of Books, Camera Obscura,
and the Iowa
Journal of Cultural Studies. She is editing a collection with Peter
Chow-White entitled Digital Race: An
Anthology (Routledge, forthcoming)
and is working on a new monograph on Massively Multiplayer Online Role
playing games, the transnational racialized labor, and avatarial
capital in a "postracial" world.