Open Source Culture Spring 12- Syllabus

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Contents:


Note: The course packet is available at Allegra (corner of Thayer and Waterman) and as a PDF.

Wed 1.25: Introduction

Wed 2.1: Originality Copyright and Collage

Wed 2.8: Authorship and Fair Use

  • Required Reading:
    • Roland Barthes: "The Death of the Author," 1967. 
    • Michel Foucault: "What is an Author?" 1969. 
    • Wikipedia article on Fair Use.
  • Recommended Viewing:
  • Photoshop workshop w. Stephanie Obodda.

Wed 2.15: Appropriation and Copyleft

  • Student Presentations 1 & 2: Olivia Fialkow, Maria Krezia
  • Required Reading:
    • Marcus Boon: “Copying as Appropriation," 2010.
    • Martha Buskirk: "Original Copies," 2005. 
    • Wikipedia article on Copyleft.
  • Recommended Reading
  • Wiki workshop.

Wed 2.22: Collage Critique

Wed 2.29: Found Footage

  • Required Reading:
    • Michael Zryd: “Found Footage Film as Discursive Metahistory,” 2003. 
    • Eli Horwatt: “A Taxonomy of Digital Video Remixing: Contemporary Found Footage Practice on the Internet,” 2010.
  • Recommended Reading:
    • Emma Cocker: “Ethical Possession,” 2010.
    • William Wees: "Speaking of Found Footage: Craig Baldwin, Bruce Conner, Leslie Thornton," 1991.
  • In-class Screening:
  • Video workshop 1: finding, scraping, importing and editing.

Wed 3.7: Found Sound

Wed 3.14: Public Domain

  • Student Presentations 3 & 4: Cat Gross, Brette Ragland
  • Required Reading:
    • James Boyle: “The Second Enclosure Movement and the Construction of the Public Domain,” 2003. 
    • Lewis Hyde: “Framing a Commonwealth,” 2010.
  • Remix studio

Wed 3.21: Remix Critique

Spring Break

Wed 4.4: The Hacker Ethic

  • Recommended Reading:
    • Raffi Khatchadourian: “No Secrets" (profile of Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks).
  • See also:
  • Form groups for hack project

Wed 4.11: FLOSS

  • Student Presentations 8-10: Sylvia Tomayko-Peters, Fiona Condon, Samantha Carter
  • Required Reading:
    • Wikipedia article on Free Software: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software
    • Richard Stallman, "Gnu Manifesto," 1985. 
    • Eric Raymond, "The Cathedral and the Bazaar," 2000.
    • Eben Moglen, "Anarchism Triumphant: Free Software and the Death of Copyright," 1999.
  • Hack studio

Wed 4.18: The Political Economy of Intellectual Property

Wed 4.25: Hack Studio

  • Hack studio

Wed 5.2: No Class

Wed 5.9: Hack Project Critique


Outline | Resources | Student Work | Production Two Manual | Mediography | Main Page of Mark's Wiki

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