Wednesdays 2:00–2:50 — CENT 1030
pgk @ cs.unm.edu
office: FEC (Farris) 301B
Tuesday 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Textbook: Sara Baase, A Gift of Fire, 3rd edition, Prentice Hall, 2007.
Each week you will have to turn in a short written homework. Largely describing something you read, arguing against or for it, or answering a short prompt. These should be turned in, printed out, each Wednesday in class. These must also be posted to the course website, details to follow.
There will be one larger project which you will create a final written report for, and present to the class. The topic will be selected by you, and you will convince me it is of the write scope and related to the course. This project could be a book review, an original essay, an experimental study, a website, or something completely different.
You are expect to attend class, to have completed the assigned readings, and to participate in class discussion. If you must miss a class, please send me an email in advance. All assignments should be done individually.
Larry Lessig, legal scholar at Harvard, founder of Creative Commons: Prosecutor as Bully
Alex Stamos, the expert witness in Aaron's case: The Truth About Aaron Swartz's Crime
James Grimmelman, legal scholar at New York Law School:
Aaron Swartz, Was 26: http://laboratorium.net/archive/2013/01/12/aaron_swartz_was_26
Two for Aaron: http://laboratorium.net/archive/2013/01/14/two_for_aaron
Tim Wu in The New Yorker: Everyone Interesting is a Felon
danah boyd, social media scholar at Microsoft and NYU: processing the loss of Aaron Swartz
Harvard Business Review: "Aaron Swartz's "Crime" and the Business of Breaking the Law
Boston Globe: On humanity, a big failure in Aaron Swartz case
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/01/15/humanity-deficit/bj8oThPDwzgxBSHQt3tyKI/story.html?s_campaign=sm_tw(may need to open an incognito window to view)
Tim Burke: Academe is Complicit
The Economist: Remembering Aaron Swartz
Remembering Aaron Swartz Tumblr
BoingBoing collecting articles