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350: 379: 01, Computers and Literature, Oral Reports Signup
By Tuesday, Sept. 30, select three (3) readings as scheduled in different units.
Include one novel: Shelley, Gibson, Stephenson or Chandler, Burroughs, Dick

Neil Spiller, Cyber Reader
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
William Gibson, Neuromancer
Neil Stephenson, Snow Crash

Sept. 30/Oct2. Postmodernism and cyberspace:
William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984)>   [     ]  
        (Background for Neuromancer: Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep   [     ]  
        William Burroughs,   Naked Lunch   [     ]  
        Philip Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?   [     ]  
        -- filmed as Blade Runner   [     ])
Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari, Thousand Plateaux: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, 1980 [96-101]   [     ]  


Oct 7/9. Feminism:
Donna Haraway, Cyborg Manifesto, 1985 [108-14]   [     ]  
Sherry Turkle, Constructions and Reconstructions of the Self in Virtual Reality, 1994 [208-14]   [     ]  
Anne Balsamo, Feminism for the Incurably Informed, 1993 [202-07]   [     ]  


Oct 14/16. Miniaturization:
K Eric Drexler, Englines of Abundance, 1990 [116-25]   [     ]  
Greg Bear, Queen of Angels (1991) [126-31]   [     ]  


Oct 21/23 Virtual reality:
Neil Stephenson, Snow Crash (1992)   [     ]  
Howard Rheingold, The Origins of Drama and the Future of Fun, 1991 [138-43]   [     ]  
Michael Heim, The Virtual Reality of the Tea Ceremony, 1998 [286-91]   [     ]  


Oct. 28/30. Architecture:
Marcos Novak, Liquid Architectures in Cyberspace, 1991 [150-57]   [     ]  
William Mitchell, Soft Cities, 1995 [230-37]   [     ]  
Nicholas Negroponte, Iconographics, 1995 [256-60]   [     ]  


Nov. 4/6. Consciousness and AI:
Daniel C Dennett, An Empirical Theory of the Mind: Evolution of Consciousness, 1992 [158-62]   [     ]  
Steven Levy, The Strong Claim, 1992 [170-76]   [     ]  
Greg Egan, Permutation City (1994) [222-28]   [     ]  
Jeff Noon, Stash Riders, 1998 [184-89]   [     ]  


Nov. 11/13. The occult:
Erik Davis, Techgnosis: Magic, Memory, and the Angles of Information, 1993 [190-95]   [     ]  
Margaret Wertheim, The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace, 1999 [298-303]   [     ]  


Nov 18/20. Virtual sex / performance / robotics:
Mark Dery, Robocopulation: Sex Times Technology Equals the Future, 1998 [274-79]   [     ]  
Stelac, Toward the Post-Human, 1995 [262-69]   [     ]  
Hans Moravec, The Senses Have No Future, 1998 [280-285]   [     ]  


Nov. 25/Dec. 2. War and peace:
Manuel de Landa, Policing the Spectrum 1991 [144-49]   [     ]  
John Perry Barlow, A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, 1996 [270-73]   [     ]