Seminar Details

  • Awakening the Digital Imagination: A Networked Faculty-Staff Development Seminar
Meeting Time and Location:
  • The Academy for Teaching and Learning (Jones 206)
  • Wednesdays at 4:00p
  • Create a blog at or through your platform of choice
  • Categorize your blogs for our seminar as nmsspr12 (this is what the motherblog will use to pull in the posts you create that are relevant to our seminar)
The Seminar Network:
  • Network Delicious Tag (nmsspr12)
Schedule and Readings:
Find them here.
  • Week 1 (Feb. 1): Editors’ Preface; Janet Murray, “Introduction”
    • Ashley
  • Week 2 (Feb. 8): Vannevar Bush, “As We May Think”
    • Lisa
  • Week 3 (Feb. 15): Norbert Wiener, “Men, Machines, and the World About” ; J.C.R. Licklider, “Man-Computer Symbiosis”
    • Kristen and Brooke
  • Week 4 (Feb. 22): Doug Engelbart “Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework”
    • Becky
  • Week 5 (Feb. 29): Ted Nelson, “Computer Lib / Dream Machines”
    • Amie
  • Week 6 (Mar. 7 ): Alan Kay/Adele Goldberg, “Personal Dynamic Media”
    • Kara
  • Week 7 (Mar. 21): Marshall McLuhan, excerpts from Gutenberg Galaxy, also “The Medium is the Message” (from Understanding Media)
    • Kristen
  • Week 8 (Mar. 28): Bill Viola, “Will There Be Condominiums in Data Space?”
    • Danielle
  • Week 9 (Apr. 4): Brenda Laurel, “The Six Elements and the Causal Relations Among Them” and “Star Raiders: Dramatic Interaction in a Small World”
    • Paul
  • Week 10 (Apr. 11): Sherry Turkle, “Video Games and Computer Holding Power”
    • Brooke
  • Week 11 (Apr. 18): Chapter 7, “Learning Webs,” from Ivan Illich’s Deschooling Society (online at
    • Addy
  • Week 12 (Apr. 25): Scott McCloud, “Time Frames” (for further reading, Tim Berners-Lee, “The World Wide Web”)
    • TBA

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