Schedule (subject to modification)

21 August

Introduction to the Course

Reading: Escobar 1994, Welcome to Cyberia

23 August

Social Network Analysis and Social Media – the Big Picture

Reading: Rainie and Wellman 2012 Networked Chapter 2; danah boyd and Kate Crawford 2011, Six Provocations for Big Data 

Presentation: Davidson Domains

25 August

Digital Identities

Reading: Horst and Miller Chapter 1; Haraway 1991, A Cyborg Manifesto; Turkel 1994, Constructions and Reconstructions of Self in Virtual Reality

Assignment: Set up your Davidson Domains account

28 August

Social Network Analysis

Media: Nicholas Christakis, The hidden influence of social networks,

Reading: Easley and Kleinberg 2010, Chapters 1 and 2

30 August

Reading: Easley and Kleinberg 2010, Chapter 3

1 September

Reading: Easley and Kleinberg 2010, Chapter 4

Assignment: Install R, RStudio, and the package igraph on your personal computer.

4 September

Social Media: It’s Complicated

Media: Sherry Turkle, Connected, but alone? 

Reading: boyd, Introduction, Chapters 1 and 2

6 September

Reading: boyd, Chapters 3-5

8 September

Reading: boyd, Chapters 6-8

No Class: ASIANetwork Board Meeting

11 September

More on Social Media

Reading: Miller et.al. 2016, Chapters 1 and 2

13 September

Reading: Miller et.al. 2016, Chapters 3 and 4

15 September

Reading: Miller et.al. 2016, Chapter 8 Gender and Chapter 9 Inequality

Assignment: Finish Network Analysis and Visualization with R and igraph tutorial, https://goo.gl/FneFVd

Email me a word document that has a graph of net where you choose the node weighting variable and the color scheme (must be different from the tutorial).

18 September

Case Studies: Gathering Data for SNA

Reading: Padgett & Ansell 1993

Assignment: Complete CATME team survey (you should have received an email about it).

20 September

Reading: Healy 2013, Using Metadata to Find Paul Revere 

 

22 September

Reading: Ahnert 2013, Network Analysis and Data Mining in Food Science

25 September

Reading: Grandjean 2016, Mapping the digital humanities community

27 September

Reading: Garcia et.al. 2016

29 September

Guest Lecturer: Prof. Katya Ognyanova, Rutgers University

2 October

Reading: Horst and Miller, Chapter 3 – New Media Technologies in Everyday Life

Assignment: Proposal Due

4 October

Reading: Horst and Miller, Chapter 5 – Disability in the Digital Age

6 October

Reading: Horst and Miller Chapter 11 – Digital Engagement: Voice and Participation in Development

9 October

Fall Break

11 October

Reading: Coleman 2010, Ethnographic Approaches to Digital Media

13 October

Example Presentation

Reading: Paul Booth 2012, The Television Social Network: Exploring TV Characters (on moodle)

16 October

Team 1

Reading: Fares et.al. 2016 (on moodle)

18 October

Team 2

Reading: Roblyer et.al. 2010 (on moodle)

20 October

Team 3

Reading: TBD by student groups

23 October

Team 4

Reading: Epstein 1985 (on moodle)

25 October

Team 5

Reading: TBD by student groups

27 October

Team 6

Reading: TBD by student groups

30 October

Team 7

Reading: TBD by student groups

1 November

Issues in SNA and Social Media

Reading: Caliandro 2017 (on moodle)

3 November

Reading: TBD

6 November

Assignment: Data Visualization due

8 November

Reading: Kenna and MacCarron 2017

10 November

Reading: Tufecki 2012, We Were Always Human (in Whitehead and Wesch, Ch 2)

13 November

In Class Work-Day – meet in classroom to finish projects

15 November

In Class Work-Day – meet in classroom to finish projects

17 November

In Class Work-Day – meet in classroom to finish projects

20 November

Reading: The Flight from Conversation, https://goo.gl/sBEl7y

Media: Sherry Turkle, Reclaiming Conversation 

Assignment: Project Draft Due

22-24 November

Thanksgiving Break

27 November

Reading: Miller and Sinanan 2017, Visualizing Facebook Ch 2

29 November

Reading: Drazin 2013, Design Anthropology (in Horst and Miller, Ch 12)

1 December

No Class: American Anthropological Association annual meeting in Washington, DC

4 December

Last Day of Class

7 December

Assignment: Projects Due by 9:00am, electronic submission