New Media Reading Group…

Friends regularly ask what I am reading here at UCSD, so I thought this might interest some of you. A friend and I started a reading group this quarter for new media theory….here are the texts, they are going to be a lot of fun. (Links take you to the books on Amazon.)

Week 1:
McLuhan, Marshall, and Lewis H. Lapham. Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1994.
Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man

Week 2:
Lister, Martin. New Media: A Critical Introduction. 2nd ed. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon; New
York, N.Y.: Routledge, 2008.
New Media: A Critical Introduction

Week 3:
Manovich, Lev. The Language of New Media. Leonardo. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2002.
The Language of New Media (Leonardo Books)

Week 4:
Thackara, John. In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2005.
In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World

Week 5:
Hansen, Mark B. N. Bodies in Code: Interfaces with Digital Media. New York: Routledge, 2006.
Bodies in Code: Interfaces with Digital Media

Week 6:
Munster, Anna. Materializing New Media: Embodiment in Information Aesthetics. University Press of New England, 2006.
Materializing New Media: Embodiment in Information Aesthetics (Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture)

Week 7:
Clark, Andy. Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension (Philosophy of the Mind)

Week 8:
Dyson, Frances. Sounding New Media: Immersion and Embodiment in the Arts and Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.
Sounding New Media: Immersion and Embodiment in the Arts and Culture

Week 9:
Wardrip-Fruin, Noah. Expressive Processing: Digital Fictions, Computer Games, and Software Studies. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2009.
Expressive Processing: Digital Fictions, Computer Games, and Software Studies

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