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1. Education and Generation Digital


Chaudhry, Lakshmi. “Mirror, Mirror On the Web.” The Nation. (2007). 17 January 2007 http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070129/chaudry.

Downes, Stephen. “E-Learning 2.0,” E-Learn Magazine. 16 October 2005. http://elearnmag.org/subpage.cfm?section=articles&article=29-1

Prensky, Mark. “Digital Natives.” On the Horizon. 9: 5, October 2001 http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/Prensky%20-%20Digital%20Natives,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf

One Laptop Per Child. [http://laptop.org/|]

Nelson, Ted. Computer Lib/Dream Machines. http://www.newmediareader.com/book_samples/nmr-21-nelson.pdf

Collins, Lauren. “Annals of Crime: Friend Game: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker.” New Yorker 21 Jan 2008. 25 Jan 2008 http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/01/21/080121fa_fact_collins.


2. Networking, Identity and Social Life


Weiner, Eric. “Our Cell Phones, Ourselves,” ==National Public Radio==. 24 December 2007. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17486953

Boyd, Danah. Friends, Friendsters, and Top 8: Writing Community into Being on Social Networking Sites.http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/1418/1336

Rheingold, Howard. "Look Who's Talking" Wired Magazine Wired.com

Jenkins, Henry. Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. New York: NYU Press, 2006. Introduction, Google Books

Pew Charitable Trust.Teens and Technology. Pew Charitable Trust, 2005. 13 April 2007 http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Teens_Tech_July2005web.pdf.

Turkle, Sherry. “Video Games and Computer Holding Power.” The New Media Reader. Eds. Noah Wardrip-Fruin? and Nick Montfort. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2003. 499-513. http://www.newmediareader.com/book_samples/nmr-34-turkle.pdf

Jenkins, Henry. How Second Life Effects Our First. http://www.henryjenkins.org/2007/03/my_main_question_to_jenkins.html#more

Levine, Ketzel. “Alter Egos in a Virtual World.”==National Public Radio==. 25 Jan 2008 http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12263532
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"Alter Ego: Avatars and their Creators", Robbie Cooper | openDemocracy.” 25 Jan 2008 http://www.opendemocracy.net/arts/alterego_4620.jsp
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3. Power and Control


Lessig, Lawrence. Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity. New York: Penguin, 2004. Chs. 1, 4

Mason, Matt. The Pirate's Dilemna: How Youth Culture is Reinventing Capitalism. New York: The Free Press ,2008. register to download, then read introduction

Zittrain, Jonathan. The Future of The Internet and How to Stop It. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008. http://yupnet.org/zittrain/ See the Introduction

Melber, Ari. “About Facebook.” The Nation 7 Jan 2008. 25 Jan 2008 http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080107/melber.

Electronic Frontier Foundation. EFF's Top Twelve Ways to Protect Your Privacy. http://www.eff.org/wp/effs-top-12-ways-protect-your-online-privacy

Boynton, Robert S. “The Tyrrany of Copyright?” New York Times Magazine. (2004). 26 March 2007 http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/25/magazine/the-tyranny-of-copyright.html


4. Experts, Authors, “Wikiality” and the End of Books


Alterman, Eric. Out of Print: The Death and Life of the American Newspaper. The New Yorker Online. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/03/31/080331fa_fact_alterman

Graton, Anthony. "Adventures in Wonderland: The Future of Libraries and Books" The New Yorker. http://www.newyorker.com/online/2007/11/05/071105on_onlineonly_grafton

Kirchsenbaum, Matthew. "Hamlet.Doc? Literature in a Digital Age." The Chronicle of Higher Education. Chronicle.com

Kirschenbaum, Matthew. "How Reading is Being Reimagined," The Chronicle of Higher Education.http://chronicle.com/temp/reprint.php?id=fgprwfnh32l7d3thj18vh3jz79k9f6fw

Gilmore, Dan. We The Media. http://oreilly.com/catalog/wemedia/book/ch01.pdf (chapter 1, or 2; not introduction)



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