Required Reading and Research

The assigned readings are meant to be a foundation prior to class so that students can quickly get their bearings with the vocabulary and will be prepared to ask questions if there are areas that are confusing or unclear. Keeping up with the reading is REQUIRED.

You will use a Reading Journal based on the format in this Google Doc. I expect you to copy the Google Doc to your own Google Drive and use it for every class. Expectation is 8 quotes — or 4 pages (or two pages of paper printed double-sided).

YES!!
YOU HAVE TO GET ALL THE BOOKS!
PRINT BOOKS ONLY!

Required texts: 

  • Carr, N. (2014). The glass cage. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN: 9780393240764
  • Eggers, D. (2013). The circle. New York: First Vintage Books. ISBN: 9780345807298
  • Huxley, A. (2006). Brave new world. New York: Harper Collins Publishers. ISBN: 9780060850524
  • Postman, N. (1985, 2005). Amusing ourselves to death. New York: Penguin Books. ISBN: 9780143036531
  • Postman, N. (1993). Technopoly: The surrender of culture to technology. New York: Vintage. ISBN: 9780679745402
  • Rushkoff, D. (2017). Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity. New York: Portfolio (Penguin). ISBN: 9780143131298
  • Shirky, C. (2010). Cognitive surplus. New York: Penguin Books. ISBN: 9780143119586
  • Turkle, S. (2012). Alone together. New York: Basic Books. ISBN: 9780465031467