The Cyberculture Working Group is a collection of University of Maryland
and neighboring graduate students and faculty members from across the
disciplines interested in exploring the intersections between the
Internet, culture, and society. We meet face to face once a month to
pursue a number of activities, including hosting guest speakers;
discussing selected readings; presenting original works-in-progress;
conducting hands-on workshops for students, staff, and faculty; organizing
community service projects; and assembling proposals and papers for local
and national presentations, publications, and grants.|
For further information, call the AMST Department at 301-405-1354
Please feel free to come and share your ideas about what you would like to see CWG achieve this semester.
We'll be looking at the texts listed below. (We suggest that you read the two nonfiction articles but just sample the fiction pieces to get a sense of how they're constructed.)
Shadow of an Informand-hypertextual Hypertext Theory by Stuart Moulthrop
Debra DeRuyver, American Studies
"Sublime Socratic Spaces: The Pleasures and Terrors of the Virtual Classroom"
Bryan Herek, English
"How Would You Like that Donne? Turning Your Research Leftovers into a Tasty Web Treat"
Jeff Hornstein, History
"Networking Your Way into the Profession, or the Fine Art of Cybernetic Self-Promotion"
Kelly Quinn, American & Afro-American Studies
"Enlisting Technology: Using Listservs to Augment Discussions in Large Lecture Classes"
Optional Reading: We will probably touch on several ideas usually associated with cultural landscape study, so if you aren't familiar with this you may want to take a look at Jeremy Korr's article, "A Proposed Model for Cultural Landscape Study," Material Culture (Fall 1997).
Internet Activist and Co-founder of TechnoMama, Inc.
Guest Speaker from D.C. WebWomen
Susan Garfinkel, Georgetown University
Sandor Vegh, University of Maryland
Founding members: Debra DeRuyver, David Silver, Sandor Vegh