The Death of Technology (Weeks 13-15)

In this section we’ll imagine the death of technology itself, including obsolescence, e-waste, and the post-digital world.

Monday, April 15 (Week 13)

  • Raiford Guins, “Landfill Legend” from Game After: A Cultural Study of Video Game Afterlife (2014), pages 207-235
  • Blog (Round 5): Group D

Wednesday, April 17

  • Steven Jackson, “Rethinking Repair” from Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society (2014), pp. 221–239
  • Blog (Round 5): Group E

Friday, April 19

  • Optional In-class workshop on Final Project

Monday, April 22 (Week 14)

  • No Class

Wednesday, April 24

  • Emily St. John Mandel, chapters 1-18, Station Eleven (2014), pages 1-115

Friday, April 26

  • Chapters 19-26 of Station Eleven, pages 69-164

Monday, April 29 (Week 15)

  • Chapters 27-44 of Station Eleven, pages 165-264

Wednesday, May 1

  • Chapters 45-55 of Station Eleven, pages 265-333

Friday, May 3

  • Course Wrap-Up

Header: Rafael Castillo, “Cracked Cell Phone” (2011) via Flickr / Creative Commons