Digital Studies 101

A common resource for Digital Studies at UMW.


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

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.
Berlatsky, Noah. “Hashtag Activism Isn’t a Cop-Out.” The Atlantic, 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.
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,
Extra Credits. Propaganda Games: Sesame Credit - The True Danger of Gamification - Extra Credits. Accessed 7 Jan. 2016.
Friedman, Jaclyn, et al. Speak Up & Stay Safe(r): – A Guide to Protecting Yourself From Online Harassment. Accessed 17 Feb. 2016.
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.
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.
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, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.
Grothoff, Christian, and J. M. Porup. “The NSA’s SKYNET Program May Be Killing Thousands of Innocent People.” Ars Technica UK, Feb. 2016,
Honan, Mat. “I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me.” Wired, Aug. 2014,
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, Accessed 13 Feb. 2020.
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.
Johnson, Peter. Can You Quote Donald Duck: Intellectual Property in Cyberculture. HeinOnline, 2001.
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,
Lethem, Jonathan. “The Ecstasy of Influence.” Harper’s Magazine, Feb. 2007,
Levy, Steven. “Exclusive: How Google’s Algorithm Rules the Web.” Wired, vol. 17, no. 12, Feb. 2010,
Ma, Kai. “#NotYourAsianSidekick Is Great. Now Can We Get Some Real Social Change?” Time, Dec. 2013,
Matsakis, Louise. “Surreal Memes Are the Last Escape the Internet Has.” Vice, 1 July 2017,
McGonigal, Jane. Gaming Can Make a Better World. Accessed 15 Feb. 2016.
McLean, Shay Akil. “Tweets For Liberation: The Promise Of Digital Popular Education.” Conditionally Accepted, 8 Dec. 2015,
Megan Red Shirt Shaw. “Word Warriors: Fight For Your Rights.” Model View Culture, Accessed 17 Feb. 2016.
Miller, Claire Cain. “When Algorithms Discriminate.” The New York Times, 9 July 2015,
Mittell, Jason. “Videographic Deformations: PechaKuchas.” Just TV, 13 Jan. 2016,
Montfort, Nick, and Ian Bogost. Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System. The MIT Press, 2009.
Morgan (Schmutzie), Elan. “I Quit Liking Things On Facebook for Two Weeks. Here’s How It Changed My View of Humanity.” Medium, 14 Aug. 2019,
Moulds, Richard. “Defining the Internet of Things – Time to Focus on the Data.” The Guardian, 6 Nov. 2014,
Ng, Alfred. “IoT Hacks Are Rising -- and Older Gadgets May Be Most at Risk.” CNET, Accessed 11 Feb. 2020.
O’Reilly, Tim. “What Is Web 2.0.” O’Reilly, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.
ProPublica. “Machine Bias.” ProPublica, Accessed 12 Feb. 2020.
Salter, Anastasia. “Alice in Dataland.” 20.1, 15 Aug. 2015,
Samuels, Lisa, and Jerome McGann. “Deformance and Interpretation.” New Literary History, vol. 30, no. 1, 1999, pp. 25–56, JSTOR.
Sayers, Jentery. “Computer Vision as a Public Act: On Digital Humanities and Algocracy.” Disrupting the Digital Humanities, Accessed 8 Jan. 2016.
Sharp, Sarah Rose. “A Legal Guide Helps Artists Make and Protect Protest Art.” Hyperallergic, 30 Jan. 2018,
Trautman, Ted. “Excavating the Video-Game Industry’s Past.” The New Yorker, Apr. 2014,