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Fall 2007

Thursday, 5:10 - 6:50 PM

MY 345M

Office hours: Tue., 5 - 6:30 PM, MY 260

Sarah Lohnes, Instructor



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Schedule

  1. 9/6 Introduction
  2. 9/13 Tech Determinism & SCOT
  3. 9/20 The Information Society
  4. 9/27 CMC in ICTs
  5. 10/4 Identity
  6. 10/11 Place and the Blurring of Boundaries
  7. 10/18 Community
  8. 10/25 Article Presentations
  9. 11/1 Social Networks
  10. 11/8 Interaction
  11. 11/15 Mobile Communication
  12. 11/22 No Class -- Thanksgiving
  13. 11/29 Online Session
  14. 12/6 The Network Society
  15. 12/13 Final Presentations
  16. 12/20 Final Presentations
  • Note: updated 10/5/2007

Contents

Social and Communicative Aspects of Internet Communication Technologies (ICTs)


TOPIC 3: Implications of the network society

Session 13: The network society

11/29/07


  • Readings
    • Castells, M. (1999). The social implications of Information and Communication Technologies. In The world social science report (236-245). Paris: UNESCO. (e-reserve on ClassWeb)
    • A conversation with Manuel Castells - interview conducted as part of the UC Berkeley Conversations with History Series. If you prefer, view a webcast of the interview (linked on the interview page)


  • Re-Viewing (in class)
    • The Machine is Us/ing Us
    • Group activity: brainstorm your design for a similar video around themes that we've discussed in class this semester. What's important? What would you include? What would the video look like?
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