I'm not kidding.
After reviewing my options, I decided to dig into an anthropology course called Cultures of Computing. The syllabus describes it thus:
This course examines computers anthropologically, as artifacts revealing the social orders and cultural practices that create them. Students read cultural analyses of historical and contemporary computing worlds alongside influential texts in computer science. Students explore the history of automation and capitalist manufacturing; cybernetics and WWII operations research; artificial intelligence and gendered subjectivity; the creation and commoditization of the personal computer; the growth of the Internet as a military, academic, and commercial project; the making of new social and economic forms online; the worlds of hackers and gamers; technobodies and virtual sociality; robots and new material substrates for computing. Emphasis is placed on how ideas about gender and other social differences shape labor practices, models of cognition, and material and symbolic practices of networking.It really does call for three, seven-page essays.
I was trying to track down some of the books at my local library, but realized it would be easier and more fun to
Okay, so basically I'm just using the syllabus to create a viewing list.