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Tuesday, April 2.  The Wired World We Live In…//The Era of Convergence; The History of the Internet

Reading: Introduction in Jenkins.

Center for the Digital Future, 2018 Digital Future Project: Surveying the Digital Future, 16th Year (2018). Read “Surveying the Digital Future—Year Sixteen” (pp 1-5), “America on the Internet” (pp. 5-9), “Communication Patterns” (pp. 81-121), “Power and Political Influence” (pp. 122-141) and browse the rest of the report.

The Internet Society’s Short History of the Internet


Hobbes’ Internet Timeline

Thursday, April 4.  Internet History (Continued); Google’s Rise to Power.


Siva Vaidhyanathan, “Render Unto Caesar: How Google Came to Rule the Web” and “The Googlization of Us: Universal Surveillance and Infrastructural Imperialism” from The Googlization of Everything. (On Blackboard)