Course Schedule: The Whole Semester

Thu, Sep 3: First Meeting
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 113
Introductions
WordPress setup
Thomson & Craighead, Beacon: http://automatedbeacon.net/
Tue, Sep 8: Her Screening
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm, State Hall 326
If you cannot make the screening, please be sure to watch the film on your own.
Tue, Sep 8: Her and Network Subjects
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Watch: Spike Jonze, Her (USA, 2013, 126 min.); screening.

Read: Kris Cohen, "Search Engine Subjectivities": http://feelings.kredati.org/download/170/
Thu, Sep 10: Her and the (In)Humanity of Networks
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Read:
Julian Dibbell, "A Rape in Cyberspace": http://www.juliandibbell.com/articles/a-rape-in-cyberspace/
Jim Hodge, "Gifts of Ubiquity": http://kredati.org/pdf/hodge.ubiquity.pdf
Tue, Sep 15: What are Networks?: Matter
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Read:
Marshall McLuhan, "Roads and Paper Routes," from Understanding Media: http://feelings.kredati.org/download/291/
Shannon Mattern, "Deep Time of Media Infrastructure," from Signal Traffic, pp. 94-112.
Nicole Starosielski, "Fixed Flow," from Signal Traffic, pp. 53-70.
Thu, Sep 17: What are Networks?: Form
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Play: We The Giants: http://kbhgames.com/we-the-giants/
Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSG2iYU8vIc&noredirect=1
Peruse: https://twitter.com/wethegiants

Read:
Alexander R. Galloway, "Network," from Critical Terms for Media Studies: http://feelings.kredati.org/download/227/
Galloway, "Network Pessimism": http://cultureandcommunication.org/galloway/network-pessimism
Patrick Jagoda, "Network Ambivalence": http://feelings.kredati.org/download/173/
Mon, Sep 21: Screening: Citizenfour
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, State Hall 326
Laura Poitras, Citizenfour, USA, 2014, 114 min.
Tue, Sep 22: Screening: Citizenfour
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, State Hall 326
Laura Poitras, Citizenfour, USA, 2014, 114 min.
Tue, Sep 22: How do Networks Work?
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Watch: Laura Poitras, Citizenfour (USA, 2014, 114 min.); screening.

Read:
Jonathan Sterne, "Compression: A Loose History," from Signal Traffic, pp. 31-52.
Christian Sandvig, "The Internet as the Anti-Television," pp. 225-245.
Thu, Sep 24: No Class
Scott will be away giving a lecture at the University of California, Berkeley.
Tue, Sep 29: What are Feelings?: Affect
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Read:
Brian Massumi, "The Autonomy of Affect": http://feelings.kredati.org/download/176/
Eric Shouse, "Feeling, Emotion, Affect": http://journal.media-culture.org.au/0512/03-shouse.php
Thu, Oct 1: What are Feelings?: Media Affects
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Read:
Richard Grusin, "The Affective Life of Media," from Premediation: http://feelings.kredati.org/download/221/
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick and Adam Frank, "Shame in the Cybernetic Fold": http://feelings.kredati.org/download/179/ (Post: Hassan Abbas)
Tue, Oct 6: Authentic Feelings, True Love
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Read: Gary Shteyngart, Super Sad True Love Story. Posts: James Steenland, Ed Carter, Caitlin Shalda.
Thu, Oct 8: Only a Little Bit Sad
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Read:
Shteyngart, "Only Disconnect": http://feelings.kredati.org/download/182/ (Post: Daniel Erickson)
Lauren Berlant, "Starved": http://feelings.kredati.org/download/185/ (Post: Kendyl Layne)
Scott C. Richmond, "Vulgar Boredom": http://feelings.kredati.org/download/188/ (Posts: Amber Chave, Hassan Abbas)
Tue, Oct 13: Sexual Networks
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Read: Samuel Delany, "Times Square Blue." (Posts: Chris Gikas, Nicole Barnes, Cheryl Campbell)

Recommended for undergrads / required for MA students:
Delany, "Times Square Red"
Thu, Oct 15: Sexual Networking
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Read:
Tim Dean, "Cruising as a Way of Life": http://feelings.kredati.org/download/230/ (Posts: Kendyl Layne, Emily Mihalik)
James J. Hodge, "Sociable Media": http://feelings.kredati.org/download/191/ (Posts: Nicole Barnes, Shaunel Tucker)

Highly recommended for everybody:
"Play": David O'Reilly, Mountain

Recommended for undergrads / required for MA students:
Richmond, "Networked Boredom": http://kredati.org/wordpress/2015/09/networked-boredom-on-the-desire-for-connection/ (Post: Daniel Jones)

In-class visit (by Skype) from James Hodge, Northwestern University.
Tue, Oct 20: Sexuality as Masochism
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Read:
Leo Bersani, "Is the Rectum a Grave?": http://feelings.kredati.org/download/194/ (Posts: Amber Chave, Sandeep Sidhu)
Bersani, "Sociability and Cruising": http://feelings.kredati.org/download/197/ (Post: Hannah Loesch)

Recommended for undergrads / required for MA students:
Bersani, "Sociality and Sexuality": http://feelings.kredati.org/download/200/ (Post: Daniel Jones)
Thu, Oct 22: Sex and Death on the Network
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Read: Dennis Cooper, The Sluts. Posts: Saima Mahmutovic, Caitlin Shalda, Michelle Artist.
Mon, Oct 26: Screening: Gamer
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, State Hall 326
Neveldine + Taylor, Gamer, USA, 2009, 95 min.
Tue, Oct 27: Screening: Gamer
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Screening: Gamer
Neveldine + Taylor, Gamer, USA, 2009, 95 min.
Tue, Oct 27: Online Sociality as Play and Work, part 1
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Watch: Neveldine + Taylor, Gamer (USA, 2009, 95 min.); screening. Posts: Noah McMullen, Jodi Jergovich, Sara Pollet.
Thu, Oct 29: Online Sociality as Play and Work, part 2
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Read:
Steven Shaviro, "Post-Cinematic Affect." "Gamer," and "Coda," from Post-Cinematic Affect: http://feelings.kredati.org/download/233/ (Posts: Ed Carter, Noah McMullen)
David Golumbia, "Games Without Play": http://feelings.kredati.org/download/203/ (Post: Andrew Eisenberg)
Mon, Nov 2: Games Lab: Journey
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, State Hall 326
Play Journey on the PS4 on the big screen. Drop in as you can.
Tue, Nov 3: Games Lab: Journey
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, State Hall 326
Play Journey on the PS4 on the big screen. Drop in as you can.
Tue, Nov 3: Gaming and Countergaming: Network Games
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Play: Journey. Posts: James Steenland, Piper Matlock.

Read:
Patrick Jagoda, "Network Games": http://feelings.kredati.org/download/456/
Ian Bogost, from How to Do Things With Videogames: http://feelings.kredati.org/download/461/ (Posts: Matt Gerendasy, Mohammed Turfe; NB: you need only write about one or several chapters, not all of them, if you wish)
Thu, Nov 5: Gaming and Countergaming: Speculation
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Play: Speculation: http://criticalinquiry.uchicago.edu/nexus_x_an_alternate_archive/ (Post: Sara Pollet)

Read:
Jagoda, Hayles, and LeMieux, on Speculation from Critical Inquiry: http://criticalinquiry.uchicago.edu/uploads/pdf/Hayles_Jagoda_LeMieux.pdf
Tue, Nov 10: Past Futures, or On the Origin of Cyberspace
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Read: William Gibson, Neuromancer. Posts: Matt Gerendasy, Mike Holloway, Piper Matlock.
Thu, Nov 12: No Class
Scott will be away at the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts.
Fri, Nov 13: 2nd Research Blog Posts Due
Please post your second blog post on research to your blog by the end of the day. Parameters and protocols can be found at http://feelings.kredati.org/blog/2015/11/10/final-projects-next-post-topic-question-problem/
Tue, Nov 17: The Future is Already Here, or the Historical Present
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Read: Gibson, Pattern Recognition. Posts: Michelle Artist, Cheryl Campbell.
Thu, Nov 19: Living On in the Historical Present
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Read:
Gibson, Pattern Recognition (finish reading).
Berlant, "Intuitionists: History and the Affective Event": http://feelings.kredati.org/download/206/
Tue, Nov 24: The Actual Future?
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Read:
Charlie Stross, Accelderando. Posts: Saima Mahmutovic, Hannah Loesch.
Shaviro, from No Speed Limit. Posts: Daniel Erickson, Connor Newton.
Mon, Nov 30: Screening: Blackhat
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, State Hall 326
Michael Mann, Blackhat, USA, 2015, 133 min.
Tue, Dec 1: Screening: Blackhat
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm, State Hall 326
Michael Mann, Blackhat, USA, 2015, 133 min.
Tue, Dec 1: Actual Futures, or Financialization
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Watch: Michael Mann, Blackhat (USA, 2014, 133 min.); screening. Posts: Jodi Jergovich, Mike Holloway.

Listen: Radiolab, "Million Dollar Microsecond": http://www.radiolab.org/story/267195-million-dollar-microsecond/ (Posts: Chris Gikas, Daniel Jones)

Read:
Graham Bowley, "The New Speed of Money": http://feelings.kredati.org/download/209/
Gerald Neslter, "Mayhem in Mahwah": http://feelings.kredati.org/download/212/
Karppi and Crawford, "Social Media, Financial Algorithms, and the Hack Crash": http://feelings.kredati.org/download/215/ (Post: Sandeep Sidhu)

In-class visit (by Skype) from Theodore Kuhnlohe, DRW Trading, Chicago.
Thu, Dec 3: Financialized Life
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Read:
Maurizio Lazzarato, from The Making of Indebted Man, Introduction, Chapter 1 & 3: http://feelings.kredati.org/download/448/. Post: Emily Mihalik.
Tue, Dec 8: Tactical Media
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Read:
Rita Raley, Introduction and "Speculative Capital" from Tactical Media: http://feelings.kredati.org/download/224/
Garcia and Lovink, "The ABC of Tactical Media": http://www.nettime.org/Lists-Archives/nettime-l-9705/msg00096.html
Felix Stadler, "30 Years of Tactical Media": http://nonstop-future.org/txt?tid=e16b26b29c7f48f115390ac507917892
Thu, Dec 10: #blacklivesmatter, or Dying Online
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326
Read:
Nicholas Mirzoeff, "How Ferguson and #BlackLivesMatter taught us not to look away": https://theconversation.com/how-ferguson-and-blacklivesmatter-taught-us-not-to-look-away-45815.

Tressie McMillan Cottom, "I Am Not Well": https://medium.com/message/i-am-not-well-e0aa4b1a1695

Shanjay Sharma, "Black Twitter?": http://feelings.kredati.org/download/218/

Jennifer Malkowski, "Streaming Death": http://www.ejumpcut.org/archive/jc54.2012/malkowskiYoutubeDeaths/ (Posts: Connor Newton, Andrew Eisenberg)
Tue, Dec 15: Reading Day
No class.
Tue, Dec 22: Final Meeting
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm, State Hall 326