Reading Group Spring Term 2013
Silverstone meeting room (SB203) at 4.30-5.30pm.
The CMDC reading group meets in Silverstone 203 on Tuesdays in even weeks. The readings for Spring 2013 are as follows. All faculty and postgraduate students are more than welcome to attend. If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of this term's organisers, Ryan Burns, Tanya Kant and Russell Pearce. We will continue to meet over the summer 2013 - if you would like more information or would like to suggest a reading, please feel free to get in touch.
CMDC Reading Group Spring 2013:
Week 2 (29th Jan) Laura Portwood-Stacer (2012) 'Media refusal and conspicuous non-consumption: The performative and political dimensions of Facebook abstention' New Media and Society, 0(0) [iFirst] 1-17
Week 4 (14th Feb) Klaus Jensen (2013) 'What's Mobile in Mobile Communication?' Mobile Media & Communication 1(1) 26 –31 AND Gerard Goggin (2013) 'Youth Culture and Mobiles' Mobile Media & Communication 1(1) 83 –88
Week 6 (26th Feb) Ellen McCracken (2013) 'Expanding Genette's Epitext/Peritext Model for Transitional Electronic Literature: Centrifugal and Centripetal Vectors on Kindles and iPads' Narrative 21(1) 105-124
Week 8 (12th Mar) Adam Arvidsson & Elanor Colleoni (2012) 'Value in Informational Capitalism and on the Internet' The Information Society, 28(3) 135-150
Week 10 (26th Mar) Taylor Dotson (2012) ‘Technology, choice and the good life: Questioning technological liberalism’ Technology in Society 34(4) 326–336
Week 12 (9th April) Dorothee Birke & Birte Christ (2013) 'Paratext and Digitized Narrative: Mapping the Field' Narrative 21(1) 65-87
Reading Group Autumn Term 2012
Silverstone meeting room (SB203) on alternate Tuesdays at 4.30-5.30pm.
This term we have set the readings in advance, but we welcome suggestions of readings for next term – all that’s required is that they are available online and have some connection to digitalness. If you are having trouble getting hold of the reading or have any questions, please email us – email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. All the best, Ryan and Russell(Doctoral students in department of Media and Film).
2nd Oct – Angela M. Cirucci (2013) First person paparazzi: Why social media should be studied more like video games
16th Oct – Erin A. Meyers (2012) ‘Blogs give regular people the chance to talk back’: Rethinking ‘professional’ media hierarchies in new media
30th Oct – Benjamin J. Cline (2012) The Future of Reading/Thinking: Epistemological Construction in the Age of the Kindle
13th Nov – Patricia M. Sias et al (2012) Workplace Friendship in the Electronically Connected Organization
27th Nov – Rowan Wilken (2012) Mannheim’s Paradox: Ideology, Utopia, Media Technologies, and the Arab Spring
11th Dec – Allison Powell (2012) Democratizing production through open source knowledge: from open software to open hardware
Reading Group Spring Term 2012
The Centre for Material Digital Culture Reading Group will be meeting on Tuesdays 4.15-5.15 in odd weeks this term in Silverstone 203 (Doctoral Student Social Space).
12 June Marres, “Re-distributing methods”
29 May "In Between Us: On the Transparency and Opacity of Technological Mediation" by Yoni Van Den Eede
15 May 2012 Federica Frabetti's "Have the Humanities Always Been Digital? For an Understanding of the 'Digital Humanities' in the Context of Originary Technicity", from Understanding Digital Humanities, D. Berry (ed) 2012.
1 May 2012 "How We Think: Transforming Power and Digital Technologies" by N. Katherine Hayles, taken from David Berry's recent edited book Understanding Digital Humanities (see attachment).
17 April 2012 Donna Haraway: Speculative Fabulations for Technoculture's Generations: Taking Care of Unexpected Country
Reading Group Spring Term 2011
We meet at the Digital Media Lab: 3rd Floor Silverstone Building. Feel free to suggest readings. A connection with digital-ness is all that is required. All readings have to be available on-line and/or as PDFs.
If you think you are likely to come along please contact Caroline Bassett: email@example.com for more information.
Week 4 (31st Jan) : 'When all that is theory melts into (hot) air: Contrasts and parallels between actor network theory, autonomist Marxism, and open Marxism'. (Johan Söderberg and Adam Netzén). ephemera, 2010). www.ephemeraweb.org theory & politics in organization volume 10(2): 95-118
Week 8 (28th Feb): 'Wisdom of the crowd or technicity of content? Wikipedia as a sociotechnical system' Sabine Niederer, José van Dijck, in new media & society 12(8) 1368–1387. And
'Crowdsourcing as a Model for Problem Solving : An Introduction and Cases'. Daren C. Brabham in Convergence 2008 14. (http://con.sagepub.com/)
Week 10 (14th March). 'Remix My Lit'. Towards an Open Access Literary Culture', Simone Murray. Convergence Vol. 16 No. 1 and
'Style, Inc. Reflections on Seven Thousand Titles (British Novels, 1740 –1850)" Franco Moretti, Critical Inquiry, Autumn, 2009.
Reading Group Autumn Term 2010
Session 1. Lauren Berlandt, Affect is the new Trauma, Minnesota Review. Winter/Spring, 2009.
Judith Butler, Critique, Dissent, Disciplinarity, Critical Inquiry, Summer, 2009.
Session 2. Cruel optimism: on Marx, loss and the senses, Lauren Berlant, New Formations; Winter 2007/2008; 63; ProQuest Direct Complete. pg. 33
Maurizio Lazzarato, Neoliberalism in Action: Inequality, Insecurity and the Reconstitution of the Social, Theory, Culture & Society 2009 26: 109-133.
Session 3. On "Sourcery," or Code as Fetish, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Brown University, Configurations, 2008, 16:299–324, 2010 by The Johns Hopkins University Press and the Society for Literature and Science.
Wendy Chun, "The Enduring Ephemeral, or the Future Is a Memory," Critical Inquiry 35:1 (2008): 148–171.
Session 4. Lois McNay, Self as Enterprise: Dilemmas of Control and Resistance in Foucault's The Birth of Biopolitics, Theory, Culture & Society 2009 26: 55-77. And/or: Bruno Latour, 'Why Has Critique Run out of Steam? From Matters of Fact to Matters of Concern, Critical Inquiry 3.