TECH1002 Recommended Reading


Essential Reading [The exam will be based on these books]

Delwiche, A. & Henderson J.J. (eds.) (2013) The Participatory Cultures Handbook, Routledge, London.

Jones, R. and Hafner, C. (2012) Understanding Digital Literacies: A Practical Introduction. Abingdon and New York: Routledge.

Rheingold, H. (2012) Net Smart: How to Thrive Online. Cambridge Mass. and London: MIT Press.

Study Skills

Cottrell, S. and Morris, N. (2012) Study Skills Connected: Using Technology in Your Studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Recommended Reading

Baym, N. K. (2010) Personal Connections in the Digital Age. Cambridge: Polity.
Benkler, Y. (2006) The Wealth of Networks. New Haven and London: Yale University Press.
Christakis, C. and Fowler, J. (2011) Connected: The Amazing Power of Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives. London: Harper Press.
Creeber, G. and Martin, R. (Eds.) Digital Cultures: Understanding New Media, Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Flew, T. (2008) New Media: an introduction (3rd Edition). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Gauntlett, D. (2011) Making is Connecting: The Social Meaning of Creativity from DIY and Knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0. Cambridge: Polity.
Hinton, S. and Hjorth, L. (2013) Understanding Social Media. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singa-pore and Washington DC: Sage.
Ito, M. (et al.) (2010) Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
Jenkins, H. (2006) Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. New York: New York University Press.
Keen, A. (2007) The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet Is Killing Our Culture. London: Nicholas Brealey.
Keen, A. (2012) Digital Vertigo. London: Constable.
Lanier, J. (2010) You are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto. London: Allen lane
Lax, S. (2009) Media and Communication Technologies: A Critical Introduction. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Leadbeater, C. (2008) We-think: The Power of Mass Creativity. London: Profile Books.
Lessig, L. (2004) Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity. London: Penguin.
Lessig, L. (2008) Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy. London: Bloomsbury.
Lister, M. (et al.) (2009) New Media: A Critical Introduction (2nd Edition). London and New York: Routledge.
Mandiberg, M. (Ed.) (2012) The Social Media Reader. New York and London: New York University Press.
Marshall, P. D. (2004) New Media Cultures. London: Arnold.
McLuhan, M (1962) The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man, University of Toronto Press, Toronto
McLuhan, M (1964) Understanding Media – The Extensions of Man, Routledge, London
Murphie, J. and Potts, A. (2002) Culture and Technology. London: Palgrave and Macmillan.
Naughton, J. (2012) From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: What You Really Need to Know About the Internet. London: Quercus.
Seel, P. B. (2012) Digital Universe: The Global Telecommunication Revolution. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Shirky, C. (2008) Here Comes Everybody. London: Allen Lane.
Shirky, C (2010) Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age. London: Penguin.
Turkle, S (2011) Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other. New York: Basic Books.
Weinberger, D. (2003) Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web. New York: Basic Books.
Winston, Brian (1998) Media Technology and Society – A History from the Telegraph to the Internet, Routledge, London.