Regular Course Readings

In order of their appearance in the course DCS 1100 “Introduction to Digital and Computational Studies”:

Eric Chown, Crystal Hall, and Fernando Nascimento. “The DCS 5As.” 2021. A constantly-evolving white paper about the analytical framework for our academic program and research. Much of it is covered in a more advanced way in our scholarly publication.

Andrea Laue. “How Computers Work.” In A Companion to Digital Humanities, eds. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, John Unsworth (Oxford: Blackwell, 2004).

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, “Of Power and Time” from delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age (Princeton University Press, 2009).

Ingrid Burrington, Networks of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide to Urban Internet Infrastructure (Melville House Pub., 2016).

Marisa Elena Duarte, “Sociotechnical landscapes” from Network Sovereignty: Building the Internet across Indian Country (Univ. of Washington Press, 2017).

Domenico Fiormonte, Teresa Numerico, and Francesca Tomasi. The Digital Humanist: A Critical Inquiry, trans. Desmond Schmidt and Christopher Ferguson. (Brooklyn, NY: Punctum Books, 2015) pp. 67-79.

Joshua Epstein, “Why Model?Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 11.412 (2008).

Andrew Morris, “Models” in Why Icebergs Float: Exploring Science in Everyday Life (UCL Press, 2016).

Sara Wachter-Boettcher, “Normal People” in Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech (Norton, 2018).

A.D. Selbst, danah boyd, Sorelle Friedler, Suresh Venkatasubramanian, and JanetVertesi, “Fairness and Abstraction in Sociotechnical Systems.” Proceedings of the Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAT*). 2019.

Michael P. Lynch, “Google-Knowing” in The Internet of Us (NY: Liveright, 2016).

Michael Golebiewski and danah boyd, “Data Voids: Where Missing Data Can Easily Be Exploited.Data & Society May 1, 2018. pp. 1-8.

Soroush Vosoughi, Deb Roy and Sinan Aral, “The Spread of True and False News Online.” Science 359.1146-1151 (2018).

Eli Pariser, “The You Loop” in The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding From You (New York: Penguin Books, 2011), pp. 109-135.

Karen Hao. “The Fight to Reclaim AI.” MIT Technology Review June 14, 2021. pp. 48-51.

Timnit Gebru, “Why Tech Needs to Focus on Marginalized Voices.” MIT Technology Review June 14, 2021.