A higher quality version of the 3rd reading for Tuesday (Jonathan Grudin, “Groupware and Social Dynamics: Eight Challenges for Developers”) is available here (use VPN or access from on campus).
I mentioned this in class last week and sent an e-mail around, but one more reminder that tomorrow we will be discussing the readings from Everett Rogers, Diffusion of Innovations (introduction) and Ron Eglash Appropriating Technology (introduction) both in the course reader.
Take a look at the syllabus and see what kinds of topics and readings are covered in each section. Then go to the Google doc to sign up for a section to be “on call” here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Akeq1wHDHTE5dHE2SFZxNWxIRzZIaTFXMGIxZ2dzV0E&hl=en_US#gid=0
2) Ackerman, (2000) The Intellectual Challenge of CSCW: The Gap between Social Requirements and Technical Feasibility (*also in course reader*)
3) Winner, (1999) Do Artifacts Have Politics? (*also in course reader*)