and Cultural Theory
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Benjamin, Walter (1936), The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Adorno, Theodor W. and Horkheimer, Max (1944), The Culture Industry. Enlightenment as Mass Deception
Manovich, Lev (2010), Software Takes Control
Computer Interaction Theory
with a brief intro to Actor Network Theory
Everyone is expected
- pick a concept or an argument from Lev Manovich book and our last
session, and find an example on the web, a game, a media work that
corresponds with it. Make a comment or a counter argument. These are
presented max 5 mins each and discussed in the beginning of next session.
Introduction of (pages 1-24)
Dourish, Paul (2001), Where the action is: The foundations of embodied
interaction. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Dourish, Paul (1999), Embodied Interaction. This text is a draft for Dourish's 2001 publication.
Latour, Bruno (2007), Reassembling the Social. An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
Appelgren, Ester (2004), Convergence and Divergence in Media. Stockholm, Kungliga Techniska Högskolan, published at 8th ICCC.
Everyone is expected to read the texts below:
Dovey and Kennedy (2006), Game Cultures. Issues in Media Studies. Maidenhead and Milton Keynes, Open University Press
Wulffson and Bedford (2009), Mad World. In: Frieze Magazine, Issue 127