Dr. Andrew Wood
Office: HGH 210; phone: (408) 924-5378
This week, we continue our discussion of media and mobility, reading Hosokawa's essay on the Walkman Effect and Guyer's notion of computer mediated communication as fretwork. In both pieces, the constitution of self becomes virtually indistinguishable from our use of technology to both create and collapse distance. Here, a postmodern self emerges whose boundaries are not fixed by flesh, but are mutable according to the devices to which we attach ourselves.
Reading: Hosokawa's "The walkman effect"
Reading: Guyer's "Fretwork: Reforming me"
Note: Individual Annotated Bibliographies are due April 2