Digital Studies 101

A common resource for Digital Studies at UMW.


Some material for reading and research, aggregated from all of the modules.

Angwin, Julia. “How to Protect Your Digital Privacy in the Era of Public Shaming.” ProPublica, 26 Jan. 2017,
Baker, Steward C. “Writing Interactive Fiction in 5000 Words (or Fewer!).” Sub-Q Magazine, 31 July 2018,
Bennett, Shea. The History of Hashtags in Social Media Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]. Accessed 15 Feb. 2016.
Bennett|September 2, Shea, and 2014. The History of Hashtags in Social Media Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]. Accessed 13 Feb. 2020.
Bennett|September 2, Shea, and 2014. The History of Hashtags in Social Media Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]. Accessed 13 Feb. 2020.
Berensmeyer, Ingo, and Sonja Trurnit. “Post-War British Women Writers and Their Cultural Impact: A Quantitative Approach.” Journal of Cultural Analytics, vol. 7, no. 1, Mar. 2022,
Berlatsky, Noah. “Hashtag Activism Isn’t a Cop-Out.” The Atlantic, 7 Jan. 2015,
Brown, James J., and Jr. Ethical Programs: Hospitality and the Rhetorics of Software. University of Michigan Press, 2015,
Bush, Vannevar. “As We May Think.” The Atlantic, July 1945,
Chemaly, Soraya. “Why Women Get Attacked by Trolls: A New Study Unpacks the Digital Gender Safety Gap.” Salon, Accessed 17 Feb. 2016.
Cohn, Nate, and Kevin Quealy. “Nothing Divides Voters Like Owning a Gun.” The New York Times, 5 Oct. 2017,
CollegeHumor. The Terrifying Cost of "Free” Websites | Adam Ruins Everything. 2016,
Gunkel, David. Of Remixology - Book Trailer. Accessed 7 Jan. 2016.
Davis, Jade. “An Experiment in Trolling: A Teaching Moment #FutureEd.” Performing the Digital → Blog, 25 Jan. 2014,
Editors. “Ripping Off the Resistance.” Eye on Design, 26 Jan. 2018,
Electronic Frontier Foundation. “Privacy.” Electronic Frontier Foundation, Accessed 13 Feb. 2023.
Extra Credits. Propaganda Games: Sesame Credit - The True Danger of Gamification - Extra Credits. Accessed 7 Jan. 2016.
Ferguson, Kevin L. “Digital Surrealism: Visualizing Walt Disney Animation Studios.” Digital Humanities Quarterly, vol. 011, no. 1, Nov. 2016.
filmvis. “Film Visualization.” Looking at Films Every Which Way but the Right One. (c) Kevin L. Ferguson 2013-2022, Accessed 5 Apr. 2023.
Foo, Brian. “NYPL Public Domain Release 2016 - Visualization.” NYPL Public Domain Release 2016 - Visualization, Accessed 5 Apr. 2023.
Friedman, Jaclyn, et al. Speak Up & Stay Safe(r): – A Guide to Protecting Yourself From Online Harassment. Accessed 17 Feb. 2016.
Fyfe, Paul. “How to Not Read a Victorian Novel.” Journal of Victorian Culture, 2011,
Gabielkov, Maksym, et al. Social Clicks: What and Who Gets Read on Twitter? 2016,
Gibson, William. “William Gibson: How I Wrote Neuromancer.” The Guardian, 26 Nov. 2014,
Gibson, William. Neuromancer. Ace Books, 2000.
Gilliard, Chris. Digital Redlining, Access, and Privacy | Common Sense Education. Accessed 13 Feb. 2023.
Glass, Ira. “Retraction.” This American Life, Accessed 18 Feb. 2016.
Glass, Ira. “Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory.” This American Life, Accessed 18 Feb. 2016.
Gleick, James. What Defines a Meme? | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian Magazine. May 2011,
Goodwin, Megan. “#VanillaISIS, White Tears and the Adventures of Captain Moroni.” Religion Dispatches, 7 Jan. 2016,
Gross, Doug. “It’s Settled! Creator Tells Us How to Pronounce ‘GIF.’” CNN Business, 22 May 2013,
Grothoff, Christian, and J. M. Porup. “The NSA’s SKYNET Program May Be Killing Thousands of Innocent People.” Ars Technica UK, 16 Feb. 2016,
Grunewald, Susan, and Andrew Janco. “Finding Places in Text with the World Historical Gazeteer.” Programming Historian, Feb. 2022,
Hammond, Adam. A Total Beginner’s Guide to Twine 2.1. Accessed 18 Jan. 2023.
Hartman, Charles O. Virtual Muse: Experiments in Computer Poetry. 1st edition, Wesleyan, 1996.
Hayes, Erica Y., and Mia Partlow. “Displaying a Georeferenced Map in KnightLab’s StoryMap JS.” Programming Historian, May 2022,
Hill, Kashmir. “Accused of Cheating by an Algorithm, and a Professor She Had Never Met.” The New York Times, 27 May 2022,
Honan, Mat. “I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me.” Wired, 11 Aug. 2014,
Hsu, Jeremy. “The Strava Heat Map Shows Even Militaries Can’t Keep Secrets from Social Data.” Wired, Accessed 13 Feb. 2023.
Jackson, Lauren Michele. “A Unified Theory of Meme Death.” The Atlantic, 7 Dec. 2017,
Jackson, Lauren Michele. “We Need to Talk About Digital Blackface in GIFs.” Teen Vogue, 2 Aug. 2017,
Jamie Nesbitt Golden. “Why I’m Masquerading As A White Bearded Hipster Guy On Twitter (Despite Being a Black Woman).” XoJane, Accessed 17 Feb. 2016.
jengolbeck. Updated Gephi Quick Start Tutorial for v 0.9. 2018,
Johnson, Peter. Can You Quote Donald Duck: Intellectual Property in Cyberculture. HeinOnline, 2001.
Johnson, Paddy. “A Brief History of Animated GIF Art, Part One.” Artnet News, 2 Aug. 2014,
Julia Angwin, Surya Mattu. “Breaking the Black Box: What Facebook Knows About You.” ProPublica, 28 Sept. 2016,
Kim, Dorothy. “‘Playing the Medieval Lyric’: Remixing, Sampling and Remediating ‘Head Like a Hole’ and ‘Call Me Maybe.’” Sounding Out!, 11 Apr. 2016,
Kircher, Madison Malone. “Here’s How to See the Secret List That Determines What Ads You See on Facebook.” Business Insider, Accessed 12 Feb. 2020.
Kuhn, Virginia. “The Rhetoric of Remix.” Transformative Works and Cultures, vol. 9, Mar. 2012,
Kuhn, Virginia. “The Rhetoric of Remix.” Transformative Works and Cultures, vol. 9, Mar. 2012,