*Benjamin R. Barber. Jihad vs. McWorld. New York: Random House, 1995.
*Frances Cairncorss. The Death of Distance:How the Communications Revolution will Change our Lives. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1997.
*Shoshana Zuboff. In the Age of the Smart Machine: The Future of Work and Power. New York: Basic Books, 1988.
*National Geographic, August, 1999.
August 21 - Introduction to Bucknell - rules,
regs. and expectations
August 26 - Introduction to the course
August 31 - READ: DOD Intro-The Trendspotter's Guide to New Communications
READ: National Geographic--Our Wired World
v Global Culture - Joel Swerdlow (As old patterns make way for new, our thinking and our ways of life become more urban, more cosmopolitan, less diverse.)
LAB - 21 Ideas for the 21st Century
September 2 - READ:
DOD Chapter 1-The Communications Revolution--pages 1-15
DOD Chapter 2 -The Telephone - Allen, Andersen, Baumberger, Blanding
DOD Chapter 3-The Television - Brauer, Byrd, Hagos, Jacobs, Kasdan
DOD Chapter 4-The Internet - Megji, Musayev, Parsons, Sturman, Zuber
September 7 - LAB on New Technologies
SEPTEMBER 8 - CAMPUS LECTURE, 7 PM Gardner Theatre, Dana (room 132)
Steven W. Gilbert, TLT Group (an independent nonprofit organization, the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Affiliate of the American Association for Higher Education)
"A Vision Worth Working Toward: Re-Focus on Learning and Teaching; Educational Uses of Information Technology for Everyone, " Steven W Gilbert (working draft, 1996)
September 9 - IT and Culture - National Geographic-Our Wired World (look over magazine insert and read:
v A World Together - Erla Zwingle ( With Internet use soaring and airfares falling, global exchange of information, products, and ideas has exploded. Will our cultural differences survive?)
v Tale of Three Cities - Joel Swerdlow (Alexandra, Egypt, at the start of the first millennium; Cordoba, Spain, at the beginning of the second; and New York, New York, at the dawn of the third: What do they tell us about cities past, present and future?
vVanishing Cultures - Wade Davis ( Indigenous peoples have become the human equilivant of endangered species. Now many battle to save the thinkg that define them: their lifeway, their language, and their land.)
Penan - Allen, Andersen, Baumberger, Blanding
Ariaal - Brauer, Byrd, Hagos, Jacobs, Kasdan
Chipaya - Megji, Musayev, Parsons, Sturman, Zuber
September 14 - LAB IT and Culture
September 16 - READ: Zuboff--Overview. Chapters 1-3
Everyone read pp. 1-57
pp. 58-70 & pp. 113-124 - Allen, Andersen, Baumberger, Blanding
pp. 70-79 & pp. 98-110- Brauer, Byrd, Hagos, Jacobs, Kasdan
pp. 79-96 & pp. 110-113- Megji, Musayev, Parsons, Sturman, Zuber
September 21- Lab
Discussion of Jobs, Work & TechnologyWriting Assignment
September 23 - Zuboff--Chapters 4-5
Zuboff- Chapters 6-8
September 28 - LAB - the future of work
September 30 - Part III Zuboff/Dennis Swank
October 4 - Aarne Vesilind, Duke University - 8PM Gardner Lecture Hall, 132 Dana
October 5 - LAB-The Digital Economy
October 7- READ: DOD-Chapter 5-Commerce and Companies
READ: DOD-Chapter 6-Competition, Concentration and
October 8 - Zuboff Reports -- drafts due on Friday,
FALL BREAK - October 8-11
October 14 - READ: DOD-Chapter 7-Policing the ElectronicWorld
Internet Privacy Initiative (New York Times)
DOD-Chapter 8-The Economy (optional for 10/14)
October 19-LAB: Concentration - The Microsoft Case
LAB-Public Policy and the internet
October 20 - Charles Sabel, Colombia University - Boundaries of the Firm: Path Dependency in Institutional Change - 7:30 PM, Gallery Theater, LC
October 21- Reading Assignmen:
1. Death of Distance - Chapter 8--Concluding discussion on the Digital Economy and
2. Technology and Education (Handout from the Wall Street Journal and Clifford Stoll - Silicon Snake Oil, Chapter 9 in online reserves for course.
October 26 - LAB Education and Libraries Lab
October 28 - Women Power and Cyberspace -
November 2 - LAB - Gender and Technology Lab
November 4 - Final Project Assignment
Gender and Technology - readings/continued
November 9 - LAB - LAB Library Component of Final Project Technology Issues
November 10 - Donald Mackenzie, University of Edinbourgh - Inventing Accuracy: A Case in the Sociology of Technlolgy - 7:30 Gallery Theater, LC
November 11 - DOD Chapter 10-Government and the Nation State
The New World of McWorld -Barber - Chapters 1-7
November 16- Lab: International Internet Concerns
Resources Appendix. Discuss for Final Project
November 18- Barber, Chapters 8-13 - "The Old World of Jihad"
November 23 - WorkDay for final project/Resources Appendix
November 24-29 Thanksgiving Recess
November 30 - LAB - Jihad's and McWorld's
December 2- Barber - Chapters 14-19 Jihad Vs McWorld
December 7 - Hand in Portfolio/Final Project/Summary and Review
December 16 - Final Reports on Final Projects
You are expected to come to all class sessions, to have
done assigned reading, and to contribute actively. Your class participation
will be evaluated in the standards below.
A 4.0 Excellent. Perfect attendance. Always well prepared. Contributes actively in almost all sessions, in making contributions and in reacting to those of others.
B 3.0 Good. Only missed two or three class/sessions. Almost always came well prepared. Usually contributed actively, both in making contributions and reacting to others.
C 2.0 Satisfactory. Attendance at least 80%. Usually came prepared. Contributed actively in about half of the sessions.
D 1.0 Unsatisfactory. Attendance at least 70%. Prepared about half of the time. Contributed actively in at least 20% of our sessions.
F 0.0 Fail. Attendance spotty. Preparation poor. Little active participation.