Digital Journalism Exercises
Copyright 1998 Elizabeth Osder

The Literature of Cyberspace (Book Report)


Each student is required to read and present one major text on cyberspace, technology, etc. On the day of your presentation please circulate a one-page abstract of your book and give a brief 15-minute presentation of the material. Please also provide a brief biography of the author and their relevance to the course.


Please also email your abstract to the instructor.


Try buying a book online:


Choose from the list below or select another title:



Stewart Brand, The Media Lab: Inventing the Future at MIT: New York: Viking, 1987


Douglas Copeland, Microserfs: New York: Regan Books, 1995.


Esther Dyson, Release 2.0: A Design for Living in the Digital Age: New York: Broadway Books, 1997.


Bill Gates, The Road Ahead: New York: Penguin Books, 1995


William Gibson, Neuromancer: New York: Ace Books, 1994.


Katie Hafner and Matthew Lyon, Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet: New York: Simon and Schuster, 1996.


Katie Hafner and John Markoff, Cyberpunk: New York: Simon and Schuster, 1991. **


John Hagel, Arthur Armstrong, Net Gain: Expanding Markets Through

Virtual Communities: New York: Harvard Business School Press, 1997.


Steven Johnson, Interface Culture : How New Technology Transforms the Way WeCreate and Communicate: San Francisco: Harper, 1997


Jon Katz, Media Rants : Postpolitics in the Digital Nation: San Franscisco: Hard Wired, 1997.


Jon Katz , Virtuous Reality : How AmericaSurrendered Discussion of Moral Values to Opportunists, Nitwits, and Blockheads Like William Bennett: New York: Random House, 1997


Kevin Kelly, Out of Control: Reading, Mass. Addison Wessley, 1994


Tracy Kidder, The Soul of a New Machine: New York: Avon Books, 1995.


Arthur Kroker, Marilouise Kroker, Digital Delirium : New York, Saint Martin, 1997.


James Howard Kunstler, The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape: New York: Touchstone Books, 1994.


Pierre Levy, Robert Bononno (Translator), Collective Intelligence : Mankind's Emerging World in Cyberspace: New York: Plen Publishing, 1997.


Steven Levy, Instantly Great : The Life and Times of the Macintosh, The Computer That Changed Everything: New York: Viking, 1994 **


Tsutomu Shimomura, John Markoff, Takedown: The Pursuit and Capture of

Kevin Mitnick, America's Most Wanted Computer Outlaw-By the Man Who Did It: New York: Hyperion, 1996.


Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media: The Extension of Man: New York: McGraw Hill, 1964. **


Chuck Martin, The Digital Estate: New York: McGraw Hill, 1997. **


Nicholas Negroponte, Being Digital: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.


Neil Postman, Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology: New York: Random House, 1992. **


Howard Rheingold, The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier: Reading, Mass. : Addison Wesley, 1993. **


Douglas Rushkoff , Media Virus!: Hidden Agendas in Popular Culture: New York: Ballentine, 1996.


John Seabrook , Deeper : My Two-Year Odyssey in Cyberspace: New York: Simon and Schuster, 1997.

Hardcover, 288 pages


David Shenk , Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut : San Francisco: Harper, 1997.


Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash: New York: Spectra, 1993. **


Clifford Stoll, Silicon Snake Oil: New York: Anchor Books, 1996.


Sherry Turkle, Life on Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet: New York: Simon and Schuster, 1996.


William C. Wresch, Have & Have-Nots in the Information Age: Rutgers: Rutgers University Press, 1996.


Richard Wurmen, Informamtion Anxiety: New York: Doubleday, 1989. **


** Books I can lend out