Schedule

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Readings on the syllabus are required, Any readings under “reference” are optional (though they might be helpful in writing final papers/digital essays).

COURSE OUTLINE

Week 1: Course Overview and Introduction 

1.22     Introduction to Course

Moretz, Preston. (2012). “Apps and maps studio will help underserved kids solve community problems.” Temple University News Center. November 28.

Berkman, Fran. (2013, December 10). “Homeless ‘Journeyman Hacker’ Launches Eco-Friendly Mobile App” Mashable. 

Rance, Nick. (2013, November 28). “Can Life Apps deliver social change?” Al Jazzera  

MIT Technology review, (2014, January 8) “App turns smartphone into virtual cane.” 

Ling, Rich and Donner, Jonathan. (2009). Mobile Communication. Malden, MA: Polity Press. Chapter 1, p. 1-29

Find Rich Ling and Jonathan Donner on Twitter.

Also review the Wikipedia entry on Mobile media.

1.26     *DUE: First assignment due EVERYONE (11pm)

Week 2: History

1.29     

Farman, Jason. (2012). “Historicizing Mobile Media: Locating Transformations of Embodied Space,” in N. Arceneaux & A. Kavoori (Eds), The Mobile Media Reader. New York: Peter Lang. P. 9-22.

Find Jason Farman on twitter.

Ling, Rich and Donner, Jonathan. (2009). Mobile Communication. Malden, MA: Polity Press. Chapter 2, p. 30-48.

Goggin, Gerard. (2006). Cell Phone Culture: Mobile technology in everyday life. London: Routledge. Chapter 2, 19-40.

Find Gerard Goggin on Twitter.

Reference:

Marvin, Carolyn. (1988). When Old Technologies Were New. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter 2

Hazlett, Thomas W. (2012). “A Brief History of U.S. Mobile Spectrum,” in N. Arceneaux & A. Kavoori (Eds), The Mobile Media Reader. New York: Peter Lang. P. 68-86.

Goggin, Gerard. (2006). Cell Phone Culture: Mobile technology in everyday life. London: Routledge. Chapter 4, 66-88.

Week 3: Mobility

2.5      

Goggin, Gerard and Hamilton, Caroline. (2012). “Reading After the Phone: E-reader and mobile media,” in N. Arceneaux & A. Kavoori (Eds), The Mobile Media Reader. New York: Peter Lang. p. 102-119

Kakihara, Masao & Sorensen, Carsten. (2001). Expanding the ‘Mobility’ Concept. SIGGROUP Bulletin, 22(3), 33-37.

Gazzard, Alison. (2011). “Location, location, location: collecting space and place in mobile media.” Convergence. 17(4): p. 405-417

Find Allie Gazzard on Twitter.

Skim Wired “App stars” series linked on the website:

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/12/flipboard-ipad-app/

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/04/app-stars-uber/

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/01/app-stars-angry-birds/

Reference:

Urry, J. (2002). “Mobility and proximity.” Sociology, 36(2), 255-274

Tamminen, Sakari, Oulasvirta, Annti, Toiskallio, Kalle, & Kankainen, Anu. (2004). “Understanding mobile contexts.” Personal Ubiquitous Computing, 8, 135-143.

Goggin, Gerard. (2012). “Reading (with) the iPhone.” In In Snickars, P. and Vonderau, P. (Eds). Moving Data: The iPhone and the future of media. New York: Columbia University Press. p. 195-210.

2.9       *DUE: Groups 1 and 2 Digital Essay 1 (11 pm)

    Week 4: Accessibility

2.12

Goggin, Gerard. (2006). Cell Phone Culture: Mobile technology in everyday life. London: Routledge. Chapter 5, p. 89-103.

Donner, Jonathan. (2008). “Shrinking Fourth World?” In Katz, J. E. (Ed.). Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. P. 29-42

Chipchase, Jan. (2008). “Reducing Illiteracy as a Barrier to Mobile Communication.” In Katz, J. E. (Ed.). Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. P. 79-89

Accessibility Slides from Girl Develop It

Top 15 iPhone Apps for People with Physical Challenges” (2010, November 8) in Silver Cross.

Soederquist. (2012). “Why mobile Web accessibility matters- best practices to make your mobile site accessible” from mobiForge.

Reference:

Cell Phone Accessibility Overview.” American Foundation for the Blind

Mobile Accessibility Guidelines and Resources

Garland Thomson, Rosemarie. (1996). “Introduction: From Wonder to Error- A genealogy of freak discourse in modernity.” In R. Garland Thomson (Ed.) Freakery: Cultural spectacles of the extraordinary body. New York: NYU Press. P. 1-19.

Snyder, Sharon L. and David T. Mitchel. (2001). “Re-engaging the Body: Disability studies and the resistance to embodiment.” Public Culture 13(3): 367-389.

2.16     *DUE: Groups 3 and 4 comments on Groups 1 and 2 Digital Essay 1 (11pm)

Week 5: Privacy and Surveillance

2.19

Humphreys, Lee. (2010). Who’s watching whom? A study of interactive technology and surveillance. Journal of Communication. 61(4). P. 575-595

Marwick, Alice (2012). “Public Domain: Surveillance in everyday life.” Surveillance & Society. 9(4): 378-393.

Kain, Erik. (2013, December 30). The NSA reportedly has total access to the Apple iPhone. Forbes.

Kushner, Adam. B. (2008, April 14th). Repression 2.0: Totalitarian states are learning to control citizens by creating the impression of ubiquitous surveillanceNewsweek.

Blue, Violent. (2013, June 8). Ask a hacker: Top four anti-surveillance apps. ZDNet

Reference:

Chapter 11 (142-163) from Lessig, Lawerence. (1999). Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace. New York: Basic Books.

2.23     *DUE: Groups 3 and 4 Digital Essay 1 (11 pm)

Week 6: Doing Research and Making Apps

2.26 In Lab- TUCC 407

We’ll be using the MIT App Inventor, check out the site for details

Read:

Light, Ann and Rosemary Luckin. (2008). “Designing for Social Justice: People, Technology and Learning.” Report for Futurelab.

Bently, Frank and Edward Barrett. (2012). Building Mobile Experiences. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Chapter 3.

Watch: Jan Chipchase, The Anthropology of Mobile Phones TedTalk

Find Jan Chipchase on Twitter.

Reference:

Flueckiger, Barbara. (2012). “The iPhone Apps: A Digital Culture of Interactivity.” In Snickars, P. and Vonderau, P. (Eds). Moving Data: The iPhone and the future of media. New York: Columbia University Press. p. 171-183.

Examples of Field Research:

Tamminen, Sakari, Oulasvirta, Annti, Toiskallio, Kalle, & Kankainen, Anu. (2004). Understanding mobile contexts. Personal Ubiquitous Computing, 8, 135-143.

Ling, Rich and Donner, Jonathan. (2009). Mobile Communication. Malden, MA: Polity Press. Chapters 3 and 4, p. 49-106

Goggin, Gerard. (2006). Cell Phone Culture: Mobile technology in everyday life. London: Routledge. Chapter 3, 41-62.

3.2       *Due: Groups 1 and 2 comments on Groups 3 and 4 Digital Essay 1 (11pm)

Week 7: SPRING BREAK! No class March 5

Week 8: Social Interaction

3.12 Group 1 Presentation

Ling, Rich and Donner, Jonathan. (2009). Mobile Communication. Malden, MA: Polity Press. Chapter 5. P. 107-133

Turkle, Sherry. (2008). “Always-On/Always-On-You: The Tethered Self.” In Katz, J. E. (Ed.). Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. P. 121-137.

Find Sherry Turkle on Twitter.

Humphreys, Lee. (2012). “Connecting, Coordinating, Cataloguing: Communicative Practices on Mobile Social Networks,” Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 56:4, 494-510

Learn more about Lee Humphreys here.

Katz, James E., Lever, Katie M., and Chen, Yi-Fan. (2008). “Mobile Music as Environmental Control and Prosocial Entertainment.” In Katz, J. E. (Ed.). Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. P. 367-376

3.16     *DUE: Field Research Report—Everyone 11pm    

Week 9:  Guest Lecture from Department of Journalism Professor Meredith Brousard

3.19

Read about and explore the following apps:

Buycott: apparticle

Climate Defense: app, article

Endgame: Syria: app, article

Not your baby: apparticlearticle

Pee in Peace: appvideoarticle (Update: REFUGE restrooms)

Circle of Six: apparticle 

Hands Off My Friend: apparticle

FlyRights: apparticle

Election Protection: apparticle

Help the Homeless app: app, article

Food Desert (proposed):  article

3.23    *DUE: Project Proposal EVERYONE (11 pm)

Week 10: Identity

3.26  Group 2 Presentation

Goggin, Gerard. (2006). Cell Phone Culture: Mobile technology in everyday life. London: Routledge. Chapter 3, 41-62.

Katz, James E. and Sugiyama, Satomi. (2006). “Mobile phones as fashion statements: evidence from student surveys in the US and Japan.” New Media & Society. 8(2): P. 321-337

Learn more about James E. Katz here.

Rashi, Tsuriel. (2013). “The kosher cell phone in ultra-orthodox society.” In Campbell, H. (Ed.) Digital Religion: Understanding religious practice in new media worlds. London: Routledge. P. 173-198.

Learn more about Tsuriel Rashi here.

Ganito, Carla. (2010). “Women on the move: the mobile phone as a gender technology.” In Comunicação & Cultura, 9, p. 77-88.

Find Carla Ganito on Twitter.

Acker, Amelia. (2013, January 7). “I like the note because it’s so big you have to have a purse to carry it” from Hastac.

Reference:

Wagner, Rachel. (2013). “You are what you install: religious authenticity and identity in mobile apps.” In Campbell, H. (Ed.) Digital Religion: Understanding religious practice in new media worlds. London: Routledge. P. 199-206

3.30    *DUE: Comments on project proposals EVERYONE (11 pm)

3.31    *Deadline for signing up for meeting with Kristina DeVoe (5pm)

Week 11: Journalism and Sousveillance

4.2

Snowden, Collette. (2012). “As It Happens: Mobile communications technology, journalism, and breaking news,” in N. Arceneaux & A. Kavoori (Eds), The Mobile Media Reader. New York: Peter Lang. P. 120-134.

Goggin, Gerard. (2006). Cell Phone Culture: Mobile technology in everyday life. London: Routledge. Chapter 8, 143-161

Denvir, Daniel. (2013, March 7). “Police Brutality in the iPhone era.” Philadelphia City Paper.

Mlot, Stephanie. (2012, July 5). “NJ ACLU App Lets You Tape Police Encounters.” PC Magazine.

Christian, Jon. (2011, July 27). “Capturing Police Brutality? There’s An App for That.Campus Progress.

Reference:

Police brutality in the iPhone Era.

Gordon, Janey. (2012). “Ambient News and the Para-iMojo: Journalism in the Age of the iPhone.” Moving Data: The iPhone and the future of media. New York: Columbia University Press. P. 211-222.

4.6      *DUE: Groups 1 and 2 Digital Essay 2 (11 pm)

Week 12: Politics

4.9 Group 3 Presentation

Rheingold, Howard. (2008). “Mobile Media and Political Collective Action.” In Katz, J. E. (Ed.). Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. P. 225-239.

Find Howard Rheingold on Twitter.

Koivunen, Anu. (2012). “Party Apps and Other Citizenship Calls.” Moving Data: The iPhone and the future of media. New York: Columbia University Press. P. 223-237.

Leistert, Oliver. (2012). “The iPhone’s Failure: Protests and Resistances.” Moving Data: The iPhone and the future of media. New York: Columbia University Press. P. 238-248.

Messieh, Nancy. (2011, June 2). “A Basic Mobile Apps Arsenal for Activists.” The Next Web.

Reference:

Global protest, technology and social media: Research roundup 

Ibahrine, Mohammad. (2008). “Mobile Communication and Sociopolitical Change in the Arab World.” In Katz, J. E. (Ed.). Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. P. 257-272

Penney, Joel and Dadas, Caroline. (2013). “(Re) Tweeting in the service of protest: Digital composition and circulation in the Occupy Wall Street Movement.” New Media and Society. Published OnlineFirst: March 15: http://nms.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/03/13/1461444813479593.full.pdf+html

4.13    *DUE: Groups 3 and 4 comments on Groups 1 and 2 Digital Essay 2 (11pm)

Week 13: Games

4.16     Group 4 Presentation

Katz, James. E and Acord, Sophia Krzys. (2008). “Mobile Games and Entertainment.” In Katz, J. E. (Ed.). Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. P. 403-418.

Chan, Dean. (2008). “Convergence, Connectivity, and the Case of Japanese Mobile Gaming.” Games and Culture. 3(1): P. 13-25.

Shaw, Adrienne. (2012). “How do you say gamer in Hindi: Exploratory research on the Indian digital game industry and culture.” In Huntemann, N. and Aslinger, B. (Eds.). Gaming Globally: Production, Play, Place. New York: Palgrave. P. 226-250.

Consalvo, Mia. (2012). “Slingshot to Victory: Games, Play and the iPhone.” In Snickars, P. and Vonderau, P. (Eds). Moving Data: The iPhone and the future of media. New York: Columbia University Press. P. 184-194.

Find Mia Consalvo on Twitter.

Reference:

Hjorth, Larissa. (2011). Mobile@ game cultures: the place of urban mobile gaming. Convergence. 17(4): p. 357-371.

Parikka, Jussi and Suominen, Jaakko. (2006). “Victorian Snakes? Towards A Cultural History of Mobiles Games and the Experience of Movement.” Game Studies. 6 (1):

McCrea, Christian. (2011). “We play in public: The nature and context of portable gaming systems.” Convergence. 17(4): P. 389-403.

4.20   *DUE: Groups 3 and 4 Digital Essay 2 (11 pm)

 Week 14: Presentations of Final Projects

 4.23 In Lab- TUCC 407

Groups 1 and 2 presentations in class

 Week 15: Presentations of Final Projects

4.27   *Due: Groups 1 and 2 comments on Groups 3 and 4 Digital Essays 2 

 4.30   In Lab- TUCC 407

Groups 2 and 3 Presentations in class

5.9  DUE: Final Projects, design components and papers- EVERYONE (11pm)

Design component and papers: posted to blog

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