Syllabus

Introduction
w 8/31

f 9/2

History, Revolution, Influence
May 1968 and The Situationist International
w 9/7

  • Sylvère Lotringer, “The Great Refusal,” ArtForum May 2008 (pp 302 – 305)
  • Guy Debord, “Separation Perfected,” “The Commodity as Spectacle,” and paragraph 67, The Society of the Spectacle (pp 11 – 34, 43 – 44)

Suggested:

f 9/9

Suggested:

The Zapatistas and 1994 Revolution
w 9/14

  • Zapatista (film)
  • Tom Hansen, “Historical Timeline,” The Zapatista Reader (pp 8 – 15)
  • Andrew Kopkind, “Opening Shots,” The Zapatista Reader (pp 19 – 21)
  • Zapatista Army of National Liberation, “First Declaration from the Lacandon Jungle,” The Zapatista Reader (pp 217 – 220)
  • Zapatista Army of National Liberation, “EZLN Demands at the Dialogue Table,” The Mexico Reader (pp 638 – 645)

f 9/16

  • Chiapas Media Project, Caracoles: New Paths of Resistance (video)
  • Subcomandante Marcos, “The Long Journey from Despair to Hope,” The Mexico Reader (pp 646 – 654)
  • Subcomandante Marcos, “The Fourth World War Has Begun,” The Zapatista Reader (pp 270 – 285)

Suggested:

  • Subcomandante Marcos, “Do not Forget: Ideas are also Weapons,” The Zapatista Reader (pp 311 – 315)
  • Octavio Paz, “The Media Spectacle Comes to Mexico,” The Zapatista Reader (pp 30 – 33)
  • Nettie Wild, A Place Called Chiapas (film)

Revolution, Art, and Analog Media
w 9/21

  • Susan Meiselas, Pictures from a Revolution (film, on reserve)
  • Diana Taylor, “Past Performing Future: Susan Meiselas’s Reframing History,” Susan Meiselas: In History (pp 232 – 236)

Shifts in Media
Digital Media and Control
f 9/23

  • Gilles Deleuze, “Postscript on Control Societies,” Negotiations (pp 177 – 182)
  • Alexander Galloway, “Introduction,” Protocol: How Control Exists After Decentralization (pp 2 – 17)
  • Radical Software Group, “Carnivore”

***Essay 1 due in class***

Hacking
w 9/28

Suggested:

  • Alexander Galloway and Eugene Thacker, “Counter Protocol,” “Notes for a Liberated Computer Language,” The Exploit: A Theory of Networks (pp 97 – 101, 159 – 166)

Tactical Media, Subversion, & Hacktivism
Tactical Media
f 9/30

Suggested:

More Tactical Media and Subversion + Hacktivism and Disturbance (2 hour session)
w 10/5

Suggested:

***Essay 1 revisions due in class***

w 10/12 Hacktivism and Disturbance, continued

Suggested:

  • Ricardo Dominguez, “Electronic Disturbance: An Interview,” Cultural Resistance Reader (pp 379 – 396)

Bioterrorism
f 10/14

Suggested:

Globalization and Neoliberalism
Hardt & Negri
w 10/19

Suggested:

Raqs Media Collective
f 10/21

  • Mark Tribe, “Raqs Media Collective,” New Media Art (pp 76 – 77)
  • Pamela M. Lee, “How to Be a Collective in the Age of the Consumer Sovereign,” ArtForum October 2009 (pp 185 – 189)
  • Raqs Media Collective, “A Concise Lexicon of/for the Digital Commons,” Art and Social Change: A Critical Reader (pp 340 – 349)
  • Raqs Media Collective works (fous on “On the Other Hand,” “Time Book,” “Fragments from a Communist Latento,” “There has been a Change of Plan,” “Preface to a Ghost Story,” “Lost New Shoes,” “The Impostor in the Waiting Room,” “A/S/L,” and “OPUS”)

GeoAction and Mapping
w 10/26

Suggested:

  • Brian Holmes, “Cartography of Excess: Bureau D’Études & Multiplicity,” Unleashing the Collective Phantoms (pp 7 – 14)
  • Brian Holmes, “The Revenge of the Concept: Artistic Exchanges, Networked Resistance,” Art and Social Change: A Critical Reader (pp 350 – 368)

Borders
Transborder Immigrant Tool
f 10/28

***Essay 2 due in class***

Identity
Cyberfeminism and Queer Desire
w 11/02

Race
f  11/04

The University
Student Activism Today
w  11/09

***Essay 2 revisions due in class***

Education Outside the University
f 11/11

Suggested:

***Sunday, November 20th, Essay #3 Paper Proposal due via email by 11pm***

Escape
Tiqqun and The Invisible Committee
w 11/30

Suggested:

  • Tiqqun, “How To?” Art and Social Change: A Critical Reader (pp 297 – 312)
  • The Invisible Committee, And the War has only just yet Begun Part 1 & Part 2 (video)

Tactics
f  12/2

  • Alexander Galloway & Eugene Thacker, “Tactics of Nonexistence,” The Exploit: A Theory of Networks (pp 135 – 137)
  • Sean Dockray, “Facebook Suicide (Bomb) Manifesto”
  • Hakim Bey, “From TAZ: The Temporary Autonomous Zone,” Cultural Resistance Reader (pp 113 – 118)

Suggested:

Protest & Affect
w 12/7

f 12/9

Suggested:

***Essay 3 due ***

***Essay 3 revisions due via email on 12/16 at 3pm eastern time***

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