The schedule and readings are subject to change with appropriate notice. Prior to the first class meeting, all scheduled class meetings and readings should be considered provisional.
|Course Introduction: Us and (our) things
Complexity theory, or: What can things do?
|1/16||Last day to register, add new courses, make section changes, change pass/fail, and audit|
|No Class: Martin Luther King’s Birthday Recess|
|Holland, Hidden Order||Reading response|
|Hawk, A counter-history of composition||Reading response|
|Hutchins, Cognition in the wild||Reading response|
|Posthumanism, or: How do things change us?
Hayles, How we became posthuman
|Reading response, Object lessons part 1|
|Clark, Natural born cyborgs||Reading response, Object lessons part 2|
|Turkle, Alone together||Reading response, Object lessons part 3|
|Braidotti, The Posthuman||Reading response|
|OOO, or: How should we understand things?
Bogost, Alien phenomenology
|Mar. 20||Last day to drop a class with a “W”|
|Mar. 21-29||Spring recess|
|Harman, Tool-being||Reading response|
|Apr. 3||Friday before Easter recess|
|No class – Proposal meetings||Bring 1-page description of project to meeting|
|Rice, Digital Detroit||Reading response|
|Bryant, “Scattered Remarks on Object-Oriented Rhetoric”
Barnett, “Toward an Object-Oriented Rhetoric”
Rivers & Söderlund, “Speculative Usability” (I will distribute a pdf)And pick one:
|Course wrap-up, presentations||Presentation and Research paper due|