"There are no answers, only cross references" (Wiener's Law of Libraries )
--Norbert Wiener 1894-1964 (Vita Mathematica)


ON READING


"Superman and Me" by Sherman Alexie

"Where My Mother's Voice Led Me" by Henry Louis Gates











Writing As/And Technology



WHAT'S IN A WORD?

Capitalism



ESSAYS ON WRITING AND THE ELEMENTS OF WRITING

Stephen King on "The Writing Life"

How to Write Faster by Michael Agger





MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES


What Is Communication?

What Is Capitalism: Exploring Its Discursive Structures? (2016 lecture by Christian W. Chun)

Virtual Museum of Language and Linguistics:  Words

Short Films About Writing and Language


Introduction to Aristotle's Rhetoric



LANGUAGE AND LITERACIES

Background and General Information






Essays on Language





Literacies and New Media



"Literacy, Lateracy, L33T" by Stuart Moulthrop


Multiliteracies

Daley, Elizabeth. “Expanding the Concept of Literacy,” EDUCAUSE Review 38.2 (2003): 33-40. Print/PDF.\

Selber, Stuart. “Reimagining Computer Literacy.” Multiliteracies for a Digital Age. Carbondale: SIU Press, 2004. 1-29. Print/PDF.

Wysocki, Anne. “Openings and Justifications.” Writing New Media: Theory and Applications for Expanding the Teaching of Composition. Logan: Utah State UP, 2004. 1-23. Print/PDF.

Gee, James Paul.  "Video Games: What They Can Teach Us About Audience Engagement"

Interactive Media and Education (The Open University)
Writing and Speaking

Writing Versus Speaking (Westminster University)

"When Writers Speak" (NYTimes)


TECHNOLOGY, INTERNET, SOCIETY 





Antithesis: The Dialectics of Software Art by Geoff Cox

The Long Now Foundation

Stuart Brand, "Is Technology Moving Too Fast?"

"Pondering the Future's Future" by Fred Guterl

Nicholas Carr, "Is Google Making Us Stupid?"

What Is Quantum Computing?

Professor Seth Lloyd on Quantum Computing

Berkman Center at Harvard University


Stanford Center for Internet and Society

Quelch, John, “Quantifying the Economic Impact of the Internet” (2009)

Foucault, Michel.  "Technologies of the Self"

Michael Chabon, "The Omega Glory" (originally published in Details, 2006)

Douglas Schuler, "Cyber-Knave Conspiracy" (1999)

Douglas Schuler, "Doctor Faustus in the 21st Century"

Wikipedia and Automated Editing

Cognitive Computing 

How Robots & Algorithms Are Taking Over (2015)

Outspinning the Spider: The Story of Wire and Wire Rope (1921)

Engagement With Media: Shaping and Being Shaped by Daniel Chandler (1996)

www.firstsounds.org : collection of resources related to the history of sound recording


Technological Determinism

Technological Determinism in American Culture by Merritt Roe Smith

Does Technology Drive History? The Dilemma of Technological Determinism


Language, Writing, Coding

What is Code? by Paul Ford (2015)


Video Games 

"Galaga" by Michael Kimball

"All the Women I Know In Video Games are Exhausted" by Leigh Alexander


THE SOCIAL SHAPING OF TECHNOLOGY

Introduction to and Overview of Social Shaping of Technology

"The Social Shaping of Technology" by Donald MacKenzie and Judy Wajcman

Social Shaping of Technology Bibliography


SCIENCE FICTION AND TECHNOLOGY



Asimov

Jon Turney, "Imagining Technology" (NESTA Report)

Robert Sawyer, "The Purpose of Science Fiction"

ENVIRONMENT


FRANKENSTEIN FILMS
Overview of Frankenstein in Film: http://members.aon.at/frankenstein/frankenstein-start.htm
Movies of Frankenstein: http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/frankenstein/Pop/movies.html
1910: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcLxsOJK9bs
1931: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN8K-4osNb0&playnext=1&list=PLE7D31BBA24A6F75D&feature=results_main
1973: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx83SjnHxBo
1974: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOPTriLG5cU
1990: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJUcn6RT-9k
1994: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg17y6iz7Xs

FRANKENSTEIN RESOURCES

"Contrasting Interpretations of Frankenstein in Film" by John Misner

"The Monster Spleaks: Mary Shelley's Novel" by Chris Baldick


PHOTOGRAPHY

Berger "Uses of Photography"
Sontag "In Plato's Cave"
Trachtenberg, Alan.  Classic Essays on Photography
Barthes "The Rhetoric of the Image"
Unphotographable
Traces of the Real
"Balzac and the Daguerrotype" (Nadar, When I Was a Photographer)

FASHION




INCOME INEQUALITY IN THE U.S.



"The Cost of Inequality" (Oxfam 2013 Report)
http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/cost-of-inequality-oxfam-mb180113.pdf

"Income Inequality in the United States 1913-1998" (Piketty/Saez)
http://elsa.berkeley.edu/~saez/pikettyqje.pdf

The Economist
, “Income Inequality in America”
http://www.economist.com/node/7055911/print

Paul Krugman on Income Inequality The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/25/opinion/we-are-the-99-9.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/10/opinion/10krugman.html?sq=krugman%20&st=cse%22losing%20our%20country=%22=&scp=1&pagewanted=print

David Brooks on Income Inequality in America in The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/07/opinion/07brooks.html

Walter Kirn, “Way Upstairs, Way Downstairs” in The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/16/magazine/16wwln_lede.html?pagewanted=print

Norton/Airely Research Study on American’s Perceptions and Beliefs About Actual and Desired Wealth Distribution:  
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B_AWsp3ol_kVNmUzMWM1M2MtZDZkNS00MWFkLWI2NmEtMzM1OTRlYzRjNjRl&hl=en_US

Martin Gilen's Affluence and Influence
http://www.princeton.edu/~mgilens/Gilens%20homepage%20materials/A&I%20book/0691153973

Larry Bartels “The Tyranny of the Minority”
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/09/19/do-taxes-narrow-the-wealth-gap/taxes-and-the-tyranny-of-the-minority?scp=1&sq=bartels&st=cse

Excerpt from Larry Bartels’ Unequal Democracy
Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age (Excerpt)

Times Topics: Income Inequality
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/i/income/income_inequality/index.html?scp=1&sq=%22age%20of%20riches%22&st=cse

“Class in America,” The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/15/national/class/OVERVIEW-FINAL.html?pagewanted=all

bell hooks, Where We Stand

GEOGRAPHY/LANDSCAPE





Meat and Potatoes and the American Landscape (Jesse H. Ausubel's 2014 Talk on Land Use on Martha's Vineyard)


Research Resources for Unit on Technologies and Climate Change



http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/

http://www.pewclimate.org/

http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/1788

http://www.world.org/weo/climate

http://www.pace.edu/paaes/


Climate Change in the American Mind (George Mason University)

"Climate Hacking Is Barking Mad" by Raymond T. Pierrehumbert 

http://climate.nasa.gov/news/1066/

http://nas-sites.org/americasclimatechoices/


http://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/


http://iod.ucsd.edu/courses/sio278/documents/fleming_07_climate_engineers.pdf


"Historical Perspectives on 'Fixing the Sky'" Testimony of James R. Fleming on Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology (2009)

"Can We Survive Technology" John Von Neumann (1955)




FOOD

“You Are What You Grow” by Michael Pollan





EDUCATION/PUBLIC POLICY








FILM

"Why We Crave Horror Movies" by Stephen King


SOME "CLASSIC" ESSAYS

60 Essays  http://grammar.about.com/od/60essays/a/essayscontents.htm

100 Classic Essays http://grammar.about.com/od/classicessays/CLASSIC_ESSAYS.htm


THE "PERSONAL" ESSAY

The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau by J. J. Rousseau

"Butterflies" by Vladimir Nabokov (for complete autobiography see Speak Memory)

"Winter Journal" by Paul Auster


"Goodbye To All That" by Joan Didion

“Lost and Found” by Colson Whitehead

"Superman and Me" by Sherman Alexie

Philip Lopate's The Art of the Personal Essay

"The Lost Art of Postcard Writing" by Charles Simic

INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE AND LITERARY STUDIES

Terry Eagleton, "What Is Literature?"

Introductory Guide to Critical Theory

Modernism Lab at Yale University

Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts

ON GRAPHIC NOVELS



WRITING AND DRAWING

"Before I Think I Draw" (Giorgia Lupi)


Literary Machines by Ted Nelson




Cybertext by Espen Aarseth

Avatars of Story by Marie Laure Ryan

Cognitive Fictions by Joseph Tabbi

Fictional Worlds by Thomas Pavel




AMERICAN LITERATURE





CLIMATE CHANGE AND NYC

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UbbHAAVOpe5r6cZUEavvRjbFhU7e0zV1oJweXdelN9s/edit?usp=sharing


INTRODUCTION TO POETRY

Charles Bernstein's Poem Profiler

Academy of American Poets: www.poets.org

Poetry Society of America: www.poetryfoundation.org

Electronic Poetry Center/SUNY Buffalo: http://epc.buffalo.edu/

Charles Bernstein "Close Listening"


CREATIVE WRITING


CITY TECH DIGITAL READERS

City Tech Digital Reader (2010)



ESSAY COLLECTIONS



DIGITAL COLLECTIONS BY AUTHOR

Aristotle http://classics.mit.edu/Browse/browse-Aristotle.html

Chopin, Kate http://www.katechopin.org/

Darwin, Charles http://darwin-online.org.uk/

Diderot, Denis  Essays on Art and Style

Descartes, Rene. Tr. John Veltch. Meditations on First Philosophy. http://www.wright.edu/cola/descartes/mede.html

Chekov, Anton

Emerson, R. W. Emerson http://www.rwe.org/

James, Henry  http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/james.htm

Feminist Sources in James' Bostonians

James, William  http://www.des.emory.edu/mfp/james.html

Marx, Karl  http://www.marxists.org

Plato  http://classics.mit.edu/Browse/browse-Plato.html ; Allegory of the Cave (Book VII, Republic)

Plutarch http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/p/plutarch/essays/complete.html

Poe, Edgar Allan

Russell, Bertrand

Stein, Gertrude

Thoreau, Henry David Thoreau http://thoreau.eserver.org/

Woolf, Virginia http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/w/woolf/virginia/w91d/#chapter1

Wallace, David Foster
Harpers Articles

Signifying Rapper

LINKS BY AUTHOR


Baldwin, James
  • Sermons and Blues (1959)
    In this review of Langston Hughes's "Selected Poems," Baldwin laments that Hughes has never lived up to his potential. "He is not the first American Negro to find the war between his social and artistic responsibilities all but irreconcilable," says Baldwin.

  • The American Dream and the American Negro (March 7, 1965)
    Baldwin says that the traditional history and self-image of America are based on a system of reality that excludes the humanity of black people and that coming to terms with many of the issues raised by the civil rights movement will require a more honest assessment of America's past and present.

  • Negroes Are Anti-Semitic Because They're Anti-White (April 9, 1967)
    "In the American context, the most ironical thing about Negro anti-Semitism is that the Negro is really condemning the Jew for having become an American white man--for having become, in effect, a Christian."

  • How One Black Man Came To Be an American: A Review of 'Roots' (September 26, 1976)
    Baldwin considers African-American history in light of Alex Haley's book "Roots," the bicentennial, and a presidential election year in which the black vote was considered pivotal.

  • Last of the Great Masters (October 16, 1977)
    In this review Stanley Dance's "The World of Earl Hines," Baldwin says that the generosity of pianist Earl Hines and other jazz greats helped redeem the suffering that informed much of the music.

  • An Open Letter to Mr. Carter (January 23, 1977)
    Baldwin says that the injustices in two federal court cases against the so-called Wilmington 10 and Charlotte 3 recall tactics used against integration advocates in the early years of the civil rights movement.

  • If Black English Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is? (July 29, 1979)
    Baldwin says that black people cannot stop speaking a distinctively black English without suppressing the historical experiences in America that formed that language.

  • Letter From a Region of My Mind (November 17, 1962)
    An autobiographical essay. 

  • James Baldwin Writing and Talking (September 23, 1979)
    A review of Baldwin's last novel Just Above My Head and the transcript of a lecture given by Baldwin on his book tour

  • Barthes, Roland
    http://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/fr/barthes.htm
    Excerpt from "Rhetoric of the Image
    "Excerpt from "The Photographic Message"
    "The World of Wrestling"
    "From Work to Text"
    Review of Barthes by Barthes
    http://barthesbybarthesbybart.com/index.shtml

    Borges
    http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2013/jul/28/lecture-johnson-and-boswell/
    http://www.openculture.com/2012/05/jorge_luis_borges_1967-8_norton_lectures_on_poetry_and_everything_else_literary.html
    http://books.google.com/books?id=uXW0-Z-LgEIC&pg=PT219&lpg=PT219&dq=borges+%22obligatory+reading%22&source=bl&ots=pKDGn_OEPO&sig=V-DW-a3Z-GbS4d0wzBe7QkX5c0A&hl=en&sa=X&ei=T2PEUtq0BfPJsQSzyYKYDQ&ved=0CFAQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=borges%20%22obligatory%20reading%22&f=false
    Gaitskill, Mary
    http://www.fiftytwostories.com/?p=44

    Hurston, Zora Neale
    http://storyoftheweek.loa.org/2012/03/story-in-harlem-slang.html
    http://www.fiftytwostories.com/?p=1068#more-1068
    http://anneboyer.tumblr.com/post/72551282797/zora-neale-hurstons-letter-to-w-e-b-dubois-the

    James, Henry
    Teaching Henry James

    Kafka, Franz
    http://zork.net/~patty/pattyland/kafka/parables/parables.htm

    http://www.nvcc.edu/home/vpoulakis/translation/kafkatr1.htm

    Lamott, Annie
    http://hhh.gavilan.edu/ecrook/1A.fall.2005/Lamott.htm

    MacKenzie, Donald

    TO BE FILED

    On Using Wikipedia

    Prints and Photos: Library of Congress

    How To Do a Close Reading







    Johanna Drucker

    http://dh101.humanities.ucla.edu/
    http://www.thewhitereview.org/art/after-after-2/
    http://www.getty.edu/about/governance/trustreport/2014/digital_art_history.html?utm_content=buffer78d00&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
    http://amodern.net/article/scholarly-publishing-micro-units-and-the-macro-scale/

    High School for Public Service Writing Assignments 


    ON USING OTHER PEOPLES' WORDS IN WRITING

    Maya Angelou on Quoting MLK


    http://www.thelmagazine.com/TheMeasure/archives/2011/07/25/brooklynites-offended-by-capote-quote-on-new-signage

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/klyn_inferiority_complex_holds_tru_FGEok3oeNZPXMVsXIxFTpI

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/capote_wit_sits_badly_in_klyn_sPaa7e8kfQinuzozoS7c3O

    http://flavorwire.com/203036/literary-love-letters-to-brooklyn

    WRESTLING

    http://www.deathvalleydriver.com/Benaka/benakaindex.html
    http://www.deathvalleydriver.com/Benaka/thesis%28index%29.html

    RADIOLOGY


    HOW TO WRITE A BOOK

    https://mkirschenbaum.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/on-tradecraft-and-track-changes/