|1||Introduction||(no films)||(no readings)|
|2||Theories of Technology and Culture||Film Excerpt: The Matrix||
Gusterson, Hugh. "Nuclear Weapons Testing: Scientific Experiment as Political Ritual." In Naked Science: Anthropological Inquiry into Boundaries, Power, and Knowledge. Edited by Laura Nader. New York, NY: Routledge, 1996, pp. 131-147. ISBN: 0415914655.
Marx, Karl. "The Fetishism of the Commodity and Its Secret." In Capital, Volume 1. Translated from the German by Ben Fowkes. London, UK: Penguin, 1976 , pp. 163-177. ISBN: 0140445684.
|Theme 1: Biology and Biotechnology|
|3||Technologies of Sex and Gender: Reproduction, Birth, Risk||(no films)||
Martin, Emily. "Pregnancy, Labor and Body Image in the United States." Social Science and Medicine 19, no. 11 (1984): 1201-1206.
|4||Technologies of Race: Medical Experimentation||Documentary: The Deadly Deception||
Kapsalis, Terri. "Mastering the Female Pelvis: Race and the Tools of Reproduction." In Public Privates: Performing Gynecology from Both Ends of the Speculum. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1997, pp. 31-59. ISBN: 0822319217.
Jones, James. "The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment: 'A Moral Astigmatism.'" In The "Racial" Economy of Science: Toward a Democratic Future. Edited by Sandra Harding. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1993, pp. 275-286. ISBN: 0253208106.
Landecker, Hannah. "Immortality, In Vitro: A History of the HeLa Cell Line." In Biotechnology and Culture: Bodies, Anxieties, Ethics. Edited by Paul Brodwin. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2000, pp. 53-72. ISBN: 0253214289.
|5||Technologies of Death: Risk and the Biopolitics of Radiation||Documentary: Half Life||Petryna, Adriana. Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2002. ISBN: 069109019X.|
|6||Genetically Modified Food||Documentary: The Future of Food||
Massey, Adrianne. "Crops, Genes, and Evolution." Gastronomica (Summer 2001): 20-29.
Haraway, Donna. "Mice Into Wormholes: A Technoscience Fugue in Two Parts." In Modest_Witness@Second_Millennium.FemaleMan©_ Meets_OncoMouse™: Feminism and Technoscience. New York, NY: Routledge, 1997, pp. 55-63 and 79-94. ISBN: 0415912458.
Jasanoff, Sheila. "Unsettled Settlements and Food for Thought." In Designs on Nature: Science and Democracy in Europe and the United States. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005, pp. 94-145. ISBN: 0691118116.
Stone, Glenn Davis. "A Science of the Gray: Malthus, Marx, and the Ethics of Studying Crop Biotechnology." In Embedding Ethics: Shifting Boundaries of the Anthropological Profession. Edited by Lynn Meskell and Peter Pels. Oxford, UK: Berg, 2005, pp. 197-217. ISBN: 1845200470.
|Theme 2: Computers and Information Technologies|
|7||Sociologies of Computing||Film Excerpts: Tron, War Games||
Schaffer, Simon. "Babbage's Intelligence: Calculating Engines and the Factory System." Critical Inquiry 21, no. 1 (1994): 203-227.
Edwards, Paul N. "The Army and the Microworld: Computers and the Politics of Gender Identity." Signs 16, no. 1 (1990): 102-127.
Pfaffenberger, Bryan. "The Social Meaning of the Personal Computer: Or, Why the Personal Computer Revolution Was No Revolution." Anthropological Quarterly 61, no. 1 (1988): 39-47.
Chan, Anita. "Coding Free Software, Coding Free States: Free Software Legislation and the Politics of Code in Peru." Anthropological Quarterly 77, no. 3 (1998): 531-545.
|8||From Artificial Intelligence to Artificial Life||Film Excerpt: A.I.||
Forsythe, Diana E. "Engineering Knowledge: The Construction of Knowledge in Artificial Intelligence." In Studying Those Who Study Us: An Anthropologist in the World of Artificial Intelligence. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001, pp. 35-58. ISBN: 0804742030.
Helmreich, Stefan. "The Word for World Is Computer: Simulating Second Natures in Artificial Life." In Growing Explanations: Historical Perspectives on the Sciences of Complexity. Edited by Norton Wise. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004, pp. 275-300. ISBN: 0822333074.
Helmreich, Stefan. "Kinship in Hypertext: Transubstantiating Fatherhood and Information Flow in Artificial Life." In Relative Values: Reconfiguring Kinship Studies. Edited by Sarah Franklin and Susan McKinnon. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2001, pp. 116-143. ISBN: 0822327961.
Our Machines, Our Music: From White Noise to Black Noise
Film Excerpts: Space is the Place, Scratch
Pinch, Trevo, and Frank Trocco. "Introduction," "Chapter 1: Subterranean Homesick Blues," and "Chapter 3: Shaping the Synthesizer." In Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002, pp. 1-31 and 53-69. ISBN: 0674016173.
Fink, Robert. "Introduction: The Culture of Repetition." In Repeating Ourselves: American Minimal Music as Cultural Practice. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2005, pp. 1-22. ISBN: 0520245504.
Rose, Tricia. "Soul Sonic Forces: Technology, Orality, and Black Cultural Practice in Rap Music." In Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America. Hanover, MA: Wesleyan University Press, 1994, pp. 62-96. ISBN: 0819562750.
Williams, Ben. "Black Secret Technology: Detroit Techno and the Information Age." In Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life. Edited by Alondra Nelson and Thuy Linh N. Tu with Alicia Headlam Hines. New York, NY: NYU Press, 2001, pp. 154-176. ISBN: 0814736041.
|Theme 3: Technological Infrastructure and Social Forms|
|10||Infrastructure||Film Excerpts: Modern Times, Man with a Movie Camera||
Hughes, Thomas. "The Seamless Web: Technology, Science, Etcetera, Etcetera." Social Studies of Science 16, no. 2 (1986): 281-292.
Rubinstein, M. "Relations of Science, Technology, and Economics Under Capitalism, and in the Soviet Union." In Science at the Crossroads: Papers Presented to the International Congress of the History of Science and Technology held in London from June 29th to July 3rd, 1931 by the delegates of the U.S.S.R. 2nd ed. Edited by Nikolai Bukharin et al. London, UK: Frank Cass and Company, 1971 .
Edwards, Paul. "Y2K: Millennial Reflections on Computers as Infrastructure." History & Technology 15 (1998): 7-29.
Deleuze, Gilles, and Félix Guattari. "Introduction: Rhizome." In A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Translated from the French by Brian Massumi. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1987 , pp. 3-25. ISBN: 0816614024.
|11||Trains, Automobiles, Organs||(no films)||
Jain, Sarah. "Dangerous Instrumentality": The Bystander as Subject in Automobility. Cultural Anthropology 19, no. 1 (2004): 61-94.
Lock, Margaret. "On Making Up the Good-as-Dead in a Utilitarian World." In Remaking Life and Death: Toward an Anthropology of the Biosciences. Edited by Sarah Franklin and Margaret Lock. Santa Fe, NM: School of American Research Press, 2003, pp. 165-192. ISBN: 1930618204.
|12||Student Paper Presentations||(no films)||(no readings)|
|13||Party and Student Paper Presentations||(no films)||(no readings)|