LIS3353 - Technologies for Information Professionals

Welcome to the Course!

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That being said, Canvas will be used for announcements and assignments, and discussions (i.e. anything that is private or semi-private.)

Note: Contacting me should only be done through regular email, at jmarks@fsu.edu (Messaging through Canvas will be ignored -- regular email is a better and safer tool for this purpose)

You don't need to do anything for the first day besides show up. The syllabus and calendar are below, and schedules and procedures will be discussed in class on the first day. See you then!

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Week 14 - Wrapping it all up


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https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/09/a-decentralized-web-would-give-power-back-to-the-people-online/
https://qz.com/797778/silicon-valley-thinks-its-the-heir-to-1960s-counterculture-but-theres-no-revolution-here/

On "Innovation"
https://startuptown.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/innovation-is-based-on-government-policy/
http://www.citylab.com/design/2016/04/how-maintainers-not-innovators-make-the-world-turn/477468/

http://www.businessinsider.com/screen-time-limits-bill-gates-steve-jobs-red-flag-2017-10?r=UK&IR=T
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42030109
http://freedomboxfoundation.org/

And, not mandatory, but a good start:
Probably start here and rewind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJCczbSF-B8#t=28m26s
and then:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx1s7Mo3sac
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khO76Mpo9dg



Week 13 - Social Media


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http://nautil.us/issue/52/the-hive/modern-media-is-a-dos-attack-on-your-free-will
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/31/how-facebook-robbed-us-of-our-sense-of-self
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/can-we-be-saved-from-facebook-629567/

https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/10/05/496427956/as-buyers-circle-could-twitter-be-better-off-as-a-non-profit

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/11/17/facebook-fake-news-writer-i-think-donald-trump-is-in-the-white-house-because-of-me/?utm_term=.bf0fcb4ef221



https://theintercept.com/2017/02/20/how-to-run-a-rogue-government-twitter-account-with-an-anonymous-email-address-and-a-burner-phone/

https://gizmodo.com/why-rss-feeds-still-beat-facebook-and-twitter-for-track-1800722740
https://gizmodo.com/rss-is-better-than-twitter-1833624929

https://www.codesections.com/blog/mastodon-elevator-pitch/

Week 12 - Social Surplus


./12 - LIS3353 Social-surplusfinal.pdf

http://www.benkler.org/Benkler_Wealth_Of_Networks_Chapter_1.pdf


https://biznology.com/2018/01/online-communities-best-thing-internet-not-worst/
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/15/technology/how-the-internet-is-saving-culture-not-killing-it.html
https://www.wired.com/story/why-teens-arent-partying-anymore/

Playing with toys while people are dying?
https://medium.com/@mode7games/playing-with-toys-while-people-are-dying-f8ed35ef8b25

Social Surplus
http://www.niemanlab.org/2010/06/clay-shirkys-cognitive-surplus-is-creating-and-sharing-always-a-more-moral-choice-than-consuming/

Flashmobs
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_mob
http://www.smartmobs.com/2006/10/03/ice-cream-politics-flash-mob-in-belarus/
http://emoglen.law.columbia.edu/twiki/bin/view/CompPrivConst/HereComesEverybody (read only the Chapter 7:Faster and Faster bit)

4chan
http://hplusmagazine.com/2009/12/08/lost-filth-simulacrum/
https://medium.com/@DaleBeran/4chan-the-skeleton-key-to-the-rise-of-trump-624e7cb798cb

Networked Production
https://www.wired.com/2017/02/craigslist-is-ugly-janky-old-schooland-unbeatable/
https://www.opendemocracy.net/media-copyrightlaw/benkler_3487.jsp

"Slacktivism"
http://www.meta-activism.org/2013/03/its-not-slacktivism-if-it-changes-culture/

Week 11 - Anonymity

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In the news:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/congress-repeals-obama-internet-history-privacy-rules/
http://mashable.com/2017/03/31/isp-claim-wont-sell-browsing-history/#t0iFiYqefiqw
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/28/so_my_isp_can_now_sell_my_browsing_history_what_can_i_do/

Tor
http://lifehacker.com/what-is-tor-and-should-i-use-it-1527891029
https://blog.torproject.org/blog/what-tor-supporter-looks-laura-poitras
http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/4/4802512/nsa-failed-to-compromise-tor-network-but-exploited-browser-vulnerabilities

Anonymity?
http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/2011/09/21/why-pseudonymity-is-such-an-important-concept-and-what-anybeat-is-doing-about-it/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/27/randi-zuckerberg-anonymity-online_n_910892.html
http://www.zdnet.com/article/eff-facebook-argue-over-real-name-policies/#!
http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/30/9072257/facebook-real-name-policy-germany

Voting:
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/11/videos-of-vote-fraud-pour-in-from-both-liberal-and-conservative-sources.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2012/11/06/estonians-get-to-vote-online-why-cant-america/
http://venturebeat.com/2015/02/21/watch-how-quick-it-is-to-vote-in-the-most-advanced-democracy-on-earth-estonia/

READING:
https://free.law/2015/09/17/the-right-to-read-anonymously/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Paquete_Semanal
http://www.wired.com/2015/03/north-korea/

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/24/obfuscation-users-guide-for-privacy-and-protest-online-surveillance


Optional, but recommended:
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/15/the-prophetic-pragmatism-of-frederick-douglass


Week 10 - Practical Privacy


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./LIS3353-LinuxCommandLine.pdf

The basics:
http://www.livescience.com/37398-right-to-privacy.html
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/rightofprivacy.html


Privacy, broadly
https://robindoherty.com/2016/01/06/nothing-to-hide.html
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/09/the-clouds-my-mom-cleaned-my-room-problem/245648/
https://www.philzimmermann.com/EN/essays/WhyIWrotePGP.html
https://jacquesmattheij.com/if-you-have-nothing-to-hide

Little Brother?
https://eyes.daylightingsociety.org/
https://defaultnamehere.tumblr.com/post/139351766005/graphing-when-your-facebook-friends-are-awake

https://www.allbusiness.com/basic-privacy-issues-in-the-workplace-7869527-1.html

Surveillance?
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/new_scientist/2015/01/mass_surveillance_against_terrorism_gathering_intelligence_on_all_is_statistically.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/18/technology/a-world-of-surveillance-doesnt-always-help-to-catch-a-thief.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_dk_20161219&nl=dealbook&nl_art=5&nlid=65508833&ref=headline&te=1&_r=0


Week 9 - Algorithms and Milkshakes


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How Encryption Works
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/sep/05/how-internet-encryption-works

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/encryption3.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptographic_hash_function

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2905995/truecrypt-audit-shows-no-sign-of-nsa-backdoors-just-some-minor-glitches.html

https://www.howtogeek.com/203708/3-alternatives-to-the-now-defunct-truecrypt-for-your-encryption-needs/

Apple's Method
http://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2014/10/why-cant-apple-decrypt-your-iphone.html

Hashing for Verification
http://www.howtogeek.com/67241/htg-explains-what-are-md5-sha-1-hashes-and-how-do-i-check-them/

https://tiptopsecurity.com/what-is-cryptographic-hashing-md5-sha-and-more/

How Bitcoin Works
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/How_bitcoin_works

http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/21/cryptocurrency-explainer/



Week 7 - Interfaces and Languages


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READ THIS AGAIN. or for the first time if you didn't before.
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-paul-ford-what-is-code/


Browse for fun..
http://toastytech.com/guis/indexgem.html

Timelessness
https://www.imaginarycloud.com/blog/timeless-classic-ui-design/amp/


--
on UX
http://www.designyourway.net/blog/web-and-mobile-design/what-is-ux-design-and-why-its-important/
https://www.usability.gov/what-and-why/user-interface-design.html

See, e.g.
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/flat-design/
https://martechtoday.com/voice-user-interfaces-will-work-together-with-graphical-user-interfaces-217977

but...

THIS:
https://graydon2.dreamwidth.org/193447.html
http://www.loper-os.org/?p=69

dark patterns
http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/29/4640308/dark-patterns-inside-the-interfaces-designed-to-trick-you


Week 6 - The Internet


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The history:
http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/OR/ConsumerGuides/internet.html
http://sixrevisions.com/resources/the-history-of-the-internet-in-a-nutshell/

The barriers
https://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/08/28/15404/how-big-telecom-smothers-city-run-broadband

DIY? Mesh, et al
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37974267
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/how-a-diy-network-plans-to-subvert-time-warner-cables-nyc-internet-monopoly


The net; today:
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/14/dennis-cooper-google-censorship-dc-blog
https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/09/a-decentralized-web-would-give-power-back-to-the-people-online/
https://backchannel.com/the-end-of-the-internet-dream-ba060b17da61#.y01ca2r1d

Net Neutrality Today
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/12/ajit-pai-fcc-net-neutrality-open-internet
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/43a5kg/80-percent-net-neutrality-comments-bots-astroturfing


Week 5 - Linux and Such


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Important things for class, thursday

Definitely do the following. Choose one of the below, visit the site, and download the large ISO file, probably the 64-bit one, and LTS if it is an option. Do *not* try to double click or open it. Just remember where you put it, probably your "Downloads" folder. Feel free to use Bittorrent if this is an option for you, this helps everybody out.

https://www.ubuntu.com/#download
https://linuxmint.com/download.php
https://xubuntu.org/download

Note — *any* other GNU/Linux OS is permissible, but the most convenient support (both by others and in this class) is likely to be one of the above.

Another thing you may want to do to get ahead of the game is to download AND DO INSTALL Virtualbox for your computer.
Under platform packages, click on the "hosts" like that applies to your REAL operating system and download and install normally.

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

More info is available below, but you do not have to do this yet.
How I use technology:Linux


Week 4 - OS' and History


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http://www.cio.com/article/2989667/consumer-technology/history-of-apple-and-microsoft-4-decades-of-peaks-and-valleys.html

Apple
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/rise-fall-rise-apple-history/

Monopoly?
http://lowendmac.com/2008/rise-of-microsoft-monopoly/


Cultural Defeat of Microsoft
https://www.devever.net/~hl/windowsdefeat
https://backchannel.com/why-i-m-saying-goodbye-to-apple-google-and-microsoft-78af12071bd#.mg44d9omw

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3088755/windows/a-lawsuit-over-an-unwanted-windows-10-upgrade-just-cost-microsoft-10000.html

Linux
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/linux-and-open-source/apple-steals-innovation-from-the-heart-of-the-linux-community/
http://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-and-open-source-have-won-get-over-it/

https://itsfoss.com/windows-10-inspired-linux/


Week 3 - Hardware


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A good crossover reading from last week as well
https://aeon.co/essays/your-brain-does-not-process-information-and-it-is-not-a-computer

MAIN READINGS:


A little old school, but good enough:
http://www.garfieldcs.com/wordpress/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Computer-Hardware-Basics.pdf

On Moore's Law
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/13/opinion/thomas-friedman-moores-law-turns-50.html?_r=0

Does Moore's Law Matter?
http://www.slashgear.com/is-moores-law-still-relevant-for-pcs-0780747/

IoT
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jacobmorgan/2014/05/13/simple-explanation-internet-things-that-anyone-can-understand/#4614fcdd1d09

(Warning, strong language ahead. But, it makes for perhaps the most frank and honest discussion I've seen on the topic)
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/pgkdm7/when-the-internet-of-things-starts-to-feel-like-the-internet-of-shit

Does HARDWARE Matter?
http://www.computerworld.com/article/2494720/computer-hardware/preston-gralla--does-hardware-matter-anymore-.html

On Shenzhen
https://medium.com/wonk-bridge/shenzhen-the-tech-capital-of-the-world-7b1a0469c39f




Week 1 - Fundamentals of Computing

./01 LIS3353 - Computers I - From Numbers to Thinking-T1901.pdf

Week 2 - From Binary to Thinking

./02 LIS3353- Computers II (Binary and Thinking)-T1901.pdf

(newly added)
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/13/dont-believe-the-hype-media-are-selling-us-an-ai-fantasy

What is code?
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-paul-ford-what-is-code/

What programming is
http://siderea.livejournal.com/1241996.html#cut%20id1

Basic Binary
http://www.mathsisfun.com/binary-decimal-hexadecimal.html

(also this — brilliant!) - https://i.imgur.com/NQPrUsI.gifv

Basic Algorithms
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/question717.htm
https://web.archive.org/web/20140716042310/https://medium.com/@_marcos_otero/the-real-10-algorithms-that-dominate-our-world-e95fa9f16c04

AI
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/534871/our-fear-of-artificial-intelligence/
https://logicmag.io/01-interview-with-an-anonymous-data-scientist/

Turing Test?
https://www.dailydot.com/debug/programs-bots-that-also-passed-the-turing-test/

Facebooks war on free will (with an excellent bit in the middle on algorithms)
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/19/facebooks-war-on-free-will





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