Readings – August and September

Week of Aug. 20

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Week of Aug. 27

Why Our Memory Fails Us (New York Times article)

The Rhetorical Triangle (web page)

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Don’t Read the Comments (Scientific American article)

Week of Sept. 3

Marshall McLuhan: a candid conversation (pp. 1-14)

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Understanding Media (232-242) link to course reserve:

Week of Sept. 10

The end of solitude (Deresiewicz)

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Week of Sept. 17

Pushing China’s limits (NY Times article)

Media censorship in China

The Internet was supposed to foster democracy: China has different other ideas

Havana’s hotspots

Apple removes apps from Chicago store that help Internet users evade censorship

China’s government fabricates about 488 million social media posts every year

Social media helps drive historic Cuban exodus to U.S.

U.S. secretly created “Cuban Twitter” to stir unrest and undermine government

China aims to rewrite rules of global Internet

Week of Sept. 24

Sony cyberattack, first a nuisance, quickly grew into a firestorm

No secrets

The WikiLeaks Equation

Ghosts in the Machine: The real hackers behind the cliches