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English 194 (Spring 2006): New Modes of Authorship: Creativity and Collaboration, 1800-2000

Contents

Class 1 (Tuesday April 4) — Introduction [Class Notes]

Class 2 (Thursday April 6) — Discussion: Authorship (Part I)

Class 3 (Tuesday April 11) — Discussion: Authorship (Part II) [Class Notes]

  • Michel Foucault, excerpt from "What is an Author?" (1970) on "The Author Function"
  • Martha Woodmansee, "On the Author Effect: Recovering Collectivity," Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal 10 (1992): 279-92 [handout]
  • James Boyle, "Fencing Off Ideas: Enclosure and the Disappearance of the Public Domain" (2005) [in Ghosh]

Class 4 (Thursday April 13) — Workshop [assignment due] [Class Notes]

Learn-to-edit-the-wiki assignment due

Class 5 (Tuesday April 18) — Discussion: Collaboration [Class Notes]

  • Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, "Why Collaboration is Important (Again)" (2005) [in Ghosh]
  • Marilyn Strathern, "Imagined Collectivities and Multiple Authorship" (2005) [in Ghosh]
  • Christopher Kelty, "Trust Among the Algorithms: Ownership, Identity, and the Collaborative Stewardship of Information" (2005) [in Ghosh]
  • Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, "Cooking-Pot Markets and Balanced Value Flows" (2005) [in Ghosh]
  • Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith, The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization (1994), pp. 1-8, 15-19 [handout]

Class 6 (Thursday April 20) — Workshop [Class Notes]

Team assignment for this class

Class 7 (Tuesday April 25) — Discussion: Collaborative or Distributed Creativity [Class Notes]


[No class] (Thursday April 27)

Team assignment for this date

Class 8 (Tuesday May 2) — Workshop [Class Notes]

Team assignment for this class

Class 9 (Thursday May 4) — Workshop

Class 10 (Tuesday May 9) — Workshop [assignment due] [Class Notes]

Research Report 1 due

Class 11 (Thursday May 11) — Workshop [Class Notes]

Class 12 (Tuesday May 16) — Workshop [assignment due] [Class Notes]

Edit another team member's Research Report due

Class 13 (Thursday May 18) — Workshop [Class Notes]

Class 14 (Tuesday May 23) — Discussion: The Wikipedia Controversy [Class Notes]

Class 15 (Thursday May 25) — Brainstorming Workshop [Class Notes]

  • Brainstorming session to define tasks needed to improve the common site
  • Distribution of tasks to students, who will work on them at their own pace (while keeping a Work Log)

Class 16 (Tuesday May 30) — Workshop [Class Notes]

Class 17 (Thursday June 1) — Workshop [assignment due] [Class Notes]

Research Report 2 due

Class 18 (Tuesday June 6) — Workshop [Class Notes]

Class 19 (Thursday June 8) — Workshop [Class Notes]

[Note: finished version of team topic page due on June 12.]

(Monday June 12) — [assignment due]

Finished version of team topic page due.

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