These required readings can also be found on the Blackboard (lecture) page for the course. See the syllabus for more details on the reading.
Week 4: John Brunner, Shockwave Rider
Charles Stross, Accelerando
Fredric Jameson, The Geopolitical Aesthetic
Vernor Vinge, Rainbow’s End
Assigned viewing: Man with a Movie Camera, Dziga Vertov, 1929, first 15 minutes, and minutes 20-25: http://youtu.be/op2sOtF113M alternate link: http://archive.org/details/ChelovekskinoapparatomManWithAMovieCamera
Week 13: no reading.
Week 15: No reading.
Week 16: Nussbaum, Creative Intelligence (reading to be posted…)