Schedule

Course Schedule

Legend: Cross out means taken, (pdf file): file accessible via Blackboard

Module 1: Human to Machine Interactivity and Networking

Week 2:Gaming Theory
01: Presenter Devin
Shinkle, Emilie (2005). Corporealis Ergo Sum: Affective response in Garrelts, N. Digital Gameplay. McFarland & Company. (pdf file)

03: Presenter Alex Bal
Whitlock, Katie(2005) Beyond Linear Narratives in Garrelts, N. Digital Gameplay. McFarland & Company. (pdf file)

Week 3: Serious Gaming
04:Presenter: Steve W.
Smith, Roger (2009). The Long History of Gaming in Military Training
Simulation & Gaming February 2010 41: 6-19. (pdf file)

05:Jan Hofstede, Gert et al. (2010). Why Simulation Games Work-In Search of the Active Substance: A Synthesis. Simulation Gaming December 2010 vol. 41 no. 6 824-843. (pdf file)

06:
Murff, Elizabeth. (2010). Changing the World Through Meaningful Play: Report on the 2010 ISAGA Conference. Simulation Gaming February 2011 vol. 42 no. 1 127-130. (pdf file)

Week 4: Gaming/simulation Philosophy
07: Ian
de Souza e Silva, A. (2006). From cyber to hybrid: mobile technologies as interfaces of hybrid spaces. Space & Culture, 9 (3), 261-278.

08:
Crookall, David. 2011. Philosophy and Simulation. Simulation Gaming April 2011 vol. 42 no. 2 146-150. (pdf file)

09: Presenter: erin kjaer
Giddings, S. (2007): Dionysiac Machines: Videogames and the Triumph of the Simulacra in Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, Vol. 13, No. 4, 417-431. (pdf file)

Module 2: Human to Human Interactivity and Networking
Week 5: Virtual Worlds

10:Presenter: Tristan Gallant
Boellstorff, Tom (2008). History in Coming of Age in Second Life.    ( pdf file)

11: Presenter Gareth Sturrup

Castronova, Edward (2005). Introduction in Synthetic Worlds: The Business and Culture of Online Games. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. (pdf file)

12: Presenter: Cristal
Waterworth, Eva L. and Waterworth, John A. (2011) Mediated Presence in the Future in Braken, Cheryl Campanella and Skalski, Paul D. (2010). Immersed in Media: Telepresence in everyday life. (pdf file)

Week 6: Social Networks
13:Presenter: Aida Gabriel
Reinhgold, Howard (1993). Grassroots Groupminds in The Virtual Community Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier.

14: Presenter Carla
boyd, danah (2011). Social Network Sites as Networked Publics: Affordances, Dynamics and Implications. in Papacharissi, Zizi (2011). A Networked Self, Identity, Community and Culture on Social Network Sites.Routledge. pp39-58 (pdf)

15:  Presenter: Frances O
Iraklis Varlamis, Ioannis Apostolakis (2010). Self-supportive virtual communities in International Journal of Web Based Communities 2010 – Vol. 6, No.1  pp. 43 – 61.

Week 7: The Commons

16:Presenter: Moses Eniojukan

Shilton, Katie (2009). Four Billion Little Brothers?: Privacy, Mobile Phones, and Ubiquitous Data Collection. Communications of the ACM, Vol. 52 No. 11, Pages 48-53.

18: Presenter Kyle Friedman

Heeks, Richard (Understanding” Gold Farming” and Real-Money Trading as the Intersection of Real and Virtual Economies. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, Vol 2, No 4

19: Mavvridid, N. (2011). Artificial Agents Entering Social Networks  in Papacharissi, Zizi (2011). A Networked Self, Identity, Community and Culture on Social Network Sites. (pdf)

Week8

17: Presenter: shharmer

Djelic, Marie-Laure and Quack, Sigrid (2010). 10 Epistemic communities and social movements: transnational dynamics in the case of Creative Commons in Djelic, M-L and Quack, S. (2010) Transnational Communities: Shaping Global Economic Governance

21. Lucas Thurston
Helmreich, Stephan (2007). “Life Is a Verb”: Inflections of Artificial Life in Cultural Context in Artificial Life, Spring 2007, Vol. 13, No. 2, Pages 189-201. URL: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/artl.2007.13.2.189

Module 3: Machine to Machine: Interactivity and Networking
Week 9: Artificial Systems

20: Presenter: Chris Soupourmas
Marvin L. Minsky
(1994). Will Robots Inherit the Earth? Scientific American (Oct).20: 

22: Presenter Ben
Ginevra Castellano
& Christopher Peters (2010). Socially Perceptive Robots: Challenges and Concerns. Interaction Studies 11 (2):201-207.

Summer: Gaming and interface design

Kwane

Week 10: Embodied Intelligence

23: Presenter: Maria Galaxidas

David Cole (2010). Anthony Chemero: Radical Embodied Cognitive Science. Minds and Machines 20 (3):475-479.

24:Presenter Calvin winter

Alain Cardon (2006). Artificial Consciousness, Artificial Emotions, and Autonomous Robots. Cognitive Processing 7 (4):245-267.

25: Presenter Ryan Jakubek
Nick Bostrom (2000)
, When Machines Outsmart Humans.

Week 11: Bio-media

26: Presenter: Natalie
26 Synthetic biology: applications come of age

27 Making Life: A Comment on ‘Playing God in Frankenstein’s Footsteps: Synthetic Biology and the Meaning of Life’ by Henk van den Belt (2009)


28 Presenter: T. Kopara
The Ethics of Synthetic Biology: Guiding Principles for Emerging Technologies
Hastings Center Report – Volume 41, Number 4, July-August 2011, pp. 17-22

29 Presenter Bryan Lee (other dates)
David J. Chalmers (2010). The Singularity: A Philosophical Analysis. Journal of Consciousness Studies.
Dennis

Week 12: Cyborgs
30: Presenter Meg Shier
Alexandre Erler (forthcoming). Does Memory Modification Threaten Our Authenticity? Neuroethics.

31: Presenter Mitchell Schmalz

Cyborgs: Susan Schneider (2009). Mindscan: Transcending and Enhancing the Human KazimirBrain. In Susan Schneider (ed.), Science Fiction and Philosophy.

Kazimir

Tristan

32 John Protevi, Deleuze and Wexler: Thinking Brain, Body and Affect in Social Context.

28 thoughts on “Schedule

  1. I will take #13 …………
    Week 6: Social Networks
    13: Reinhgold, Howard (1993). Grassroots Groupminds in The Virtual Community Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier.

  2. I’ll take #16:
    Shilton, Katie (2009). Four Billion Little Brothers?: Privacy, Mobile Phones, and Ubiquitous Data Collection. Communications of the ACM, Vol. 52 No. 11, Pages 48-53.

  3. 17: Djelic, Marie-Laure and Quack, Sigrid (2010). 10 Epistemic communities and social movements: transnational dynamics in the case of Creative Commons in Djelic, M-L and Quack, S. (2010) Transnational Communities: Shaping Global Econom

  4. I’d like #18 please, 18: Heeks, Richard (Understanding” Gold Farming” and Real-Money Trading as the Intersection of Real and Virtual Economies. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, Vol 2, No 4

  5. i’ll do 11: Castronova, Edward (2005). Introduction in Synthetic Worlds: The Business and Culture of Online Games. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. (pdf file)

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