Assembling Critical Practices Reading List Posted

At the Berkeley School of Information, a group of researchers interested in the areas of critically-oriented design practices, critical social theory, and STS have hosted a reading group called “Assembling Critical Practices,” bringing together literature from these fields, in part to track their historical continuities and discontinuities, as well as to see new opportunities for design and research when putting them in conversation together.
I’ve posted our reading list from our first iterations of this group. Sections 1-3 focus on critically-oriented HCI, early critiques of AI, and an introduction to critical theory through the Frankfurt School. This list comes from an I School reading group put together in collaboration with Anne Jonas and Jenna Burrell.

Section 4 covers a broader range of social theories. This comes from a reading group sponsored by the Berkeley Social Science Matrix organized by myself and Anne Jonas with topic contributions from Nick Merrill, Noura Howell, Anna Lauren Hoffman, Paul Duguid, and Morgan Ames (Feedback and suggestions are welcome! Send an email to richmond@ischool.berkeley.edu).

Table of Contents:

See the whole reading list on this page.

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Welcome to the Bytegeist

Hello, my name is Richmond Wong. I am currently a junior at Cornell University, double majoring in Information Science and Science and Technology Studies.  In general, I’m deeply interested in the interaction between people and technology, whether on an individual level, like human computer interaction, or on a more aggregate social level, such as technology policy.  I’m interested the policy implications of science and new technology, especially information technology.

Many of these posts are or were intended for my class blog, for INFO 3200: New Media and Society, which I took in Spring 2013.  As such, some posts are cross-listed, though I will try to indicate which posts originated from the class blog.

You can find out more about me at my personal website.

Welcome to the Bytegeist

Hello, my name is Richmond Wong. I am currently a junior at Cornell University, double majoring in Information Science and Science and Technology Studies.  In general, I’m deeply interested in the interaction between people and technology, whether on an individual level, like human computer interaction, or on a more aggregate social level, such as technology policy.  (I also deeply care about music, as a clarinetist in the Cornell Wind Symphony!)

The Bytegeist is about the intersection of technology and culture

In regards to new media, I’m interested its policy implications, as well as how use of new media may affect politics and the public sphere. Looking ahead, it seems like we will be discusses many issues that touch on these topics during the semester, and I am looking forward to engaging in a discussion about them.

You can find out more about me at my personal website.