Required Readings

These required readings can also be found on the Blackboard (lecture) page for the course. See the syllabus for more details on the reading.

Week 1: Harvey, Justice, Nature and the Geography of Difference

Week 2: Balsamo, Designing Culture

Week 3: Johnson, Emergence

Week 4: John Brunner, Shockwave Rider
Charles Stross, Accelerando
Fredric Jameson, The Geopolitical Aesthetic
Vernor Vinge, Rainbow’s End
Assigned viewing:  Man with a Movie Camera, Dziga Vertov, 1929, first 15 minutes, and minutes 20-25: alternate link:

Week 5: Appadurai, Modernity at Large (pp. 27-47)

Week 6: Appadurai, Modernity at Large (pp. 178-199)

Week 7: Meadows, “Leverage Points”

Week 7: Barabasi, “Scale-Free Networks”

Week 8: McDonough and Braungart, Cradle to Cradle

Week 9: Urbach, Exhibition as Atmosphere

Week 10: Redniss, Radioactive

Week 11: Appiah, Cosmopolitanism (pp. xi-xxi)

Week 12: Appiah, Cosmopolitanism (pp. 101-113)

Week 13: no reading.

Week 14: Berger, Ways of Seeing

Week 15: No reading.

Week 16: Nussbaum, Creative Intelligence (reading to be posted…)

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