Documents and Links


Professor Brenda Grell
Office: VMMC 211A; 360-546-9487
Office Hours: T 2-2:45pm, Th: 2-4 p.m., & by appointment

TA: Setareh Alizadeh (Seti)
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:35am – 11:50am
Undergraduate Building 125

Week 1

“Introduction to Digital Media”

The Man with a Movie Camera,” Dziga Vertov

Myst Online

Camille Utterback

Week 2

Joseph Marie Jacquard

Charles Babbage

Ada Lovelace


Theodor H. Nelson

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Matrix Image

Matrix image”Dream Sequence Matrix”

Week 3

Walter Benjamin

Noah Waldrip-Fruin’s Screen

Robert Coover

Alan Liu

Matthew Kirschenbaum

Week 4
The Cave
Snow Fall Article 
ABC World News
Netscape Interface circa 1995
 Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey

Week 5
Jonathan Lethem
Grzegorz Adam Hankiewicz
United States Copyright Office
Creative Commons
Star Wars Fan Film: The Essence of the Force
Star Wars Saga
The Axis of Awesome Video
Standford Fair Use Website
Remix This Movie
Bryan Boyce’s Walt Disney’s Taxi Cab
Dangermouse — Encore video
Girl Talk Creates A Mashup
Complex Net Art Diagram
En Plein Air
In B Flat
Masterpiece 2.0
WTO | World Trade Organization
N + 7 Machine
Cut-Up Machine
Glitch Generator
Review of Fair Use court rulings
Larry Lessig: Laws that choke creativity
Search for CC licensed work
Standford Fair Use site
Timeline of copyright history
Digital Millenium Copyright Act information

Week 6

“Electronic Literature: What Is It?,” by N. Katherine Hayles
“Cruising,” by Ingrid Ankerson and Megan Sapnar
“Shy Boy,” by Thom Swiss
“Ad Verbum,” by Nick Montfort
“Between Page and Screen” by Amaranth Borsuk

Week 7 – Authoring Project Presentations!
Authoring Project Resources:
iMovie Tutorial – This looked like a helpful tutorial for iMovie. If you            would like other tutorials, a simple Google search for “iMovie Tutorial” will bring up lots of other options.
Stop-Motion Animation in iMovie
Hyperlinks in Microsoft Word – Again, more information is just a Google search away!

Week 8
“McLuhan Remix: Prologue 1/3,” by Kurt Weibers
“Mediums,” by Dene Grigar
“Redridinghood,” by Donna Leishman

Week 9
TEDxMiddlebury – Beth Coleman – Hello Avatar: Your Networked Life

Week 10

“The Hacker Manifesto”
“Borg Queen” 
“Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” trailer
“The Bad News and Good News of Obsessive Video Games, Part 1,” by Richard O. Jones
“The Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century,” by Donna Haraway
Misha Glenny: Hire the hackers!
From Samus to Lara: An Interview With Anita Sharkeesian of Feminist Frequency
Remix: Too Many Dicks in Video Games
Damsel in Distress Part 1

Week 11
Re-do’s of Authoring Project turn in by April 2nd before 10:35am. Send hard copies to

You DO NOT need to read the Joseph Walther piece in the University Reader this week! :)
“Occupy Global Map,” by Nicole Buckner et al
“Occupy Wall Street,“ from Mother Jones
Citation information
WSUV research resources
Library Resources

Week 12
Make sure you do Week 14 readings (except for Noam’s article) for Week 12! We will come back to the Week 12 readings in Week 14.
Monroe – Crossing the Digital Divide

Week 13
Weinberger – Everything is Miscellaneous
Carterette and Jones – Evaluating Search Engines
Search Engine Optimization Chart by Martha Gabriel
How Google Search Works
“Google Analytics”
Johns Hopkins U, “Evaluating Information Found on the Internet”
Leonardo Electronic Almanac
“#26 – The Myth of Discoverability,” by Scott Berkun
“The Next Generation of Discovery,” by Judy Luther and Maureen C. Kelly

Week 14

“Convergence? I Diverge,” by Henry Jenkins
Can You See Me Now?,” by Blast Theory
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
“Can You See Me Now?,” by Blast Theory
“Citicube,” by Reed Rotondo and Ross Swanson
“Convergence Culture …” by H. Jenkins
“Mobile Interface Theory…” by J. Farman