IM 355 Interactive Media Theories, Concepts, and Practices

Spring 2023

Extra Credit Books (optional)

(optional means you DO NOT HAVE TO PURCHASE these! Look at them in a library or bookstore, check them out from a library, or find a chapter online).

Matthew Ball. The Metaverse: And How It Will Revolutionize Everything, Liveright Pub/Norton, 2022. [You may use ONE chapter from this book as extra credit. The entire book is assigned in the course].

Temple Grandin. Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions. Penguin/Random House, 2022.

Paul Leonardi and Tsedal Neeley. The Digital Mindset: What It Really Takes to Thrive in the Age of Data, Algorithms, and AI. Harvard Business School Pub, 2022.

Tripp Mickle. After Steve: How Apple Became a Trillion-Dollar Company and Lost Its Soul. Harper Collins, 2022.

Jennifer Forestal. Designing for Democracy: How to Build Community in Digital Environments. Oxford UP, 2021.

Meghan O’Gieblyn. God, Human, Animal, Machine: Technology, Metaphor, and the Search for Meaning. NY: Doubleday, 2021.

Jim Macnamara, Beyond Post-Communication Challenging Disinformation, Deception, and Manipulation. Sage, 2020.

Shing-Ling S. Chen, et al. (Eds.) Legal and Ethical Issues of Live Streaming. Lexington Books, 2020.

Nick Couldry and Ulises A. Mejias. The Costs of Connection: How Data Is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating It For Capitalism."Interlude," p. 69-81. Stanford University Press, 2019. [Page numbers for assignments are based on printed & Kindle versions.]

Shoshana Zuboff. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power. Hachette Book Group, 2019. [NOT Chapters 3, 5, or 16]

Margaret O'Mara. The Code: Sillicon Valley and the Remaking of America, Penguin Press, 2019.

Clive Thompson. Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World, Penguin Press, 2019.

Bruce Schneler. Click Here to Kill Everybody. W. W. Norton & Co. 2018.

David E. Sanger. The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age. Crown, 2018.

Adam Becker. What is Real? The Unified Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics. Basic Books, 2018.

Franklin Foer. World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech. Penguin Books, 2017.

Noam Cohen. The Know-it-alls. The New Press, 2017.

Yuval Noah Harari. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. Harper-Collins, 2017.

Zeynup Tufekci. Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest. Yale UP, 2017. Free online at:

Tom Nichols. Death of Expertise : The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters. Oxford UP, 2017.

Jonathan Taplin. Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy. NY: Little, Brown and Company, 2017.

Edward Lee Lamoureux. Privacy, Surveillance, and The New Media You. Peter Lang Pub., 2016.

Cathy O'Neil. Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. Crown Publishing, 2016.

Trebor Scholz and Nathan Schneider (eds) Ours to Hack and to Own. OR Books, 2016.

Edward Lee Lamoureux, Steven L. Baron and Claire Stewart. Intellectual Property Law and Interactive Media :Free For a Fee. Peter Lang Pub., 2015.

Robert Sheer, They Know Everything About You. Nation Books, 2015.

Andrew Keen, The Internet is Not the Answer. Atlantic Monthly Press, 2015.

Matthew Crawford, The World Beyond Your Head : On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.

Daniel Levitin, The Organized Mind : Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload, Dutton, 2014.

Terry Flew. New Media, 4th edition. Oxford UP, 2014.

Nicolas Carr, The Glass Cage: Automation and Us, Norton: 2014.

Adam Tanner. What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data—Lifeblood of Big Business—and the End of Privacy as We Know It. PublicAffairs: 2014.

Lev Manovich. Software Takes Command.
Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.

Software Takes Command
is available free/online:
or here:

Mark Andrejevic, How Too Much Information Is Changing the Way We Think and Know, Routledge, 2013.

Douglas Rushkoff. Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now. Penguin: 2013.

Robert McChesney. Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy. The New Press, 2013.

Andrew Blum. Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, HarperCollins, 2012.

Andrew Keen: Digital Vertigo, St. Martins Press, 2012.

Joseph Turow. The Daily You: How the New Advertising Industry is Defining Your Identity and Your Worth. Yale UP, 2012.

Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson, Infinite Reality: Avatars, Eternal Life, New Worlds, and the Dawn of the Virtual Revolution. HarperCollins, 2011.

Cathy N. Davidson. Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn. Viking, 2011.

Eli Pariser. The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You. Penguin Press, 2011.

Jane McGonigal. Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World. Penguin, 2011.

Nicholas Carr, The Shallows. Knopf, 2010.

Timothy Wu. The Master Switch. Knopf, 2010.

David Kirkpatrick. The Facebook Effect. Simon & Schuster, 2009.

Ken Auletta. Googled: The End of the World As We Know It. Penguin, 2009/2010.

Nicholas Carr, The Big Switch. Norton, 2008.

Andrew Keen, Cult of the Amateur, Doubleday, 2008.

Bauerlein, Mark. The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30). NY: Penguin Books, 2008.

David Weinberger. Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of The New Digital Disorder. Harvard University Press, 2007.

(A) Text Reading Analyses

(B) Concept Analyses

(C) Extra Credit (D) Grading
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