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DatesTopicTypeReadingQuestionSection
January 16, 2024
Lab
Introductions to Pol Econ
January 18, 2024
January 23, 2024
Lecture
How did the early theories of English political economists like Adam Smith and David Ricardo lay the groundwork for later economic thinkers, and how do they influence our understanding of the digital economy today?
Introductions to Pol Econ
January 25, 2024
Lecture
"Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844" - Karl Marx
What is Marx’s definition of alienation and where do we encounter it in our daily life?
Introductions to Pol Econ
January 30, 2024
Lecture
"From Counterculture to Cyberculture" by Fred Turner
How did the ideals of Web 1.0 compare to its actual development and impact and how did those ideals start to shape the budding digital economy?
The Econ of the Early Internet
February 1, 2024
Lab
Interviews in the social sciences
The Econ of the Early Internet
February 6, 2024
February 8, 2024
February 13, 2024
Lecture
β€œThe Internet Trap" by Matthew Hindman (Chapters 1 & 3)
How did Web 1.0 redefine the relationship between users and the internet, particularly in terms of economic participation?
The Econ of the Early Internet
February 15, 2024
Lab
Ethical Considerations in Qualitative Research with Sensitive Subjects
The Econ of the Early Internet
February 20, 2024
Lecture
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff
How do the emergence of big data and the erosion of privacy contribute to a sense of alienation in the digital economy?
The Economy of the Social Media Era
February 22, 2024
Lab
How to Carry Out Great Interviews in Qualitative Research
The Economy of the Social Media Era
February 27, 2024
Lecture
β€œ10 reasons to delete your social media account" by Jaron Lanier
The Economy of the Social Media Era
February 29, 2024
Peer Review
March 1, 2024
March 5, 2024
Lecture
Asians Wear Clothes on the Internet
How do race and gender dynamics influence the economic and labor aspects of digital fashion blogging?
The Economy of the Social Media Era
March 7, 2024
Lab
The Economy of the Social Media Era
March 12, 2024
March 14, 2024
March 19, 2024
Lecture
The Creativity of Artificial Intelligence in Art
How are new technologies changing the way we product content (and art) and how does that change affect the logic of digital economies or labor?
AI & The New Economy
March 21, 2024
Lab
AI & The New Economy
March 26, 2024
Lecture
Weaponizing the Digital Influence Machine:" by Ghosh and Scott.
How does the commodification of digital spaces and personal data in online advertising technologies contribute to the alienation of individuals in modern society?
AI & The New Economy
March 28, 2024
Lab
AI & The New Economy
April 2, 2024
Lecture
Automating Democracy: Generative AI, Journalism, and the Future of Democracy
AI & The New Economy
April 4, 2024
AI & The New Economy
April 9, 2024
Lab
Finals
April 11, 2024
Peer Review
Finals
April 16, 2024
Presentation
Finals
April 18, 2024
Presentation
Finals
April 23, 2024
Presentation
Finals
April 25, 2024
Presentation
Finals
April 30, 2024
Lecture
Finals
May 2, 2024
Finals
May 3, 2024