To prepare for Class 1: Pre-Digital Visual Technology (21 Jan) (incl. visit to Maritime Museum), please read:
Friedberg, Anne. 2006. "The Frame". In The Virtual Window: From Alberti to Microsoft. Cambridge MA: MIT Press. (pp 58-93) (will be available for purchase at http://litteraturkiosken.uib.no)
If you find this difficult, don't worry about understanding every word. Skim it. Try to understand the main arguments. Write down questions, or things that you don't understand. Find something you do understand. Spend about 2 hours reading - if you haven't finished at that point, move on but bring some notes and questions for us to discuss in class.
Rettberg, Jill Walker. 2014. Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs, and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves. Palgrave Macmillan. Chapter 1. (19 pages) http://jilltxt.net/books/
Forman, Jason. 2015. "The Forgotten Kaleidoscope Craze in Victorian England." Atlas Obscura, 9 Nov, http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-forgotten-kaleidoscope-craze-in-victorian-england
In Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media:
- Old Media/New Media (pp 365-367)
- Analogue vs Digital (pp 7-11)
- Relations Between Media (pp 424-427)
- Remediation (pp 427-429)
Writing journal prompt
Take notes, and/or copy out quotes you find interesting.