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ENGL 25 - Spring 2007,  Alan Liu

For convenience of reference, the following is a visible list of URLs for online readings in the course. (Online readings are clickable on the Schedule page but are not cited by explicit URL.)

The full list of course readings, including also print and CD-ROM materials, may be found on the Schedule page of the course site. Required print readings in the course as well as Califia are in the Library reserve room.

URLs for Required Online Readings

George Legrady, Pockets Full of Memories

Claude E. Shannon, "The Mathematical Theory of Communication" (1948), pp. 3-6 shannon/mathematical-theory.html

Richard T. Griffiths, "From ARPANET to World Wide Web"

William Wordsworth, "Tintern Abbey" (1798)

Olia Lialina, My Boyfriend Came Back From the War (1996)

Institute for Global Communications (IGC)

Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

Joseph Nechvatal, Home Page

"Jodi" (Joan Hermskerk and Dirk Paesmans, Home Page

NCSA "Beginner's Guide to HTML," Part I

William Gibson, Agrippa (A Book of the Dead) (1992)

Jan Tschichold, The New Typography (1928)
(sample images, course password required)

David Carson's graphic design work (1980s-90s)
(sample images, course password required)

April Greiman's graphic design work (1980s-90s)
(sample images, course password required)

Examples of advanced Web design: explore some of the "styles" of Web design categorized by Curt Cloninger on the site associated with his book, Fresh Styles for Web Designers: Eye Candy from the Underground

Joseph A. Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy (1942), pp. 82-84 schumpeter/index.html

John Perry Barlow, "A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace" (1996)

Kostya Mitenev, Undina

Victoria Vesna, Bodies© INCorporated

The Agrippa Files

Jon Katz, "Birth of a Digital Nation," Wired Magazine (April 1997) (article in sequence of eight web pages)

Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron, "The Californian Ideology" (1996) (Extended Mix version)

Lisa Jevbratt: 1:1, Mapping the Web Infome, and Synchro Mail -Unconscious Collective

Ed Falco, Self Portrait as Child with Father (1999)

Mary Flanagan, The House (2006)

Giselle Beiguelman, with music by Helga Stein, Code Movie 1 (2004)

John Cayley, with music by Giles Perring, Translation (2004)

URLs for Recommended Online Readings

LambdaMOO (go in a telnet client to, port 8888 or go in a Web browser to telnet://

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