My infatuation with Phil Agre‘s work only begins with the Red Rock Eaters’ mailing list, to items from which I often link. If you read my blog, you may find something of use or of interest on this list of his recent or forthcoming work (the annotations are his, not mine):

Life after cyberspace, EASST Review 18(2),

1999, pages 3-5.

Yesterday’s tomorrow, Times Literary Supplement,

3 July 1998, pages 3-4.

The Internet and

public discourse
, First Monday 3(3), 1998.

Advice for undergraduates considering graduate

A brief how-to, perhaps ten pages, for undergraduates who

think they might want to go to graduate school. I originally wrote it for

students in my own department, but over time I have extended it in response

to comments from people in other fields. It emphasizes the value of getting

involved in research and is especially intended for sophomores and juniors.

Designing effective action alerts for the

This is a guide to designing political action alerts. It

also suggests what kinds of badly designed action alerts you should refrain

from forwarding to others.

Find your voice Writing for a webzine: how to

build a public voice on the Internet that communicates your values in a way

that people can understand.

Hosting a speaker A guide for graduate

students concerning the practicalities of playing host to a visiting

speaker, for example in a weekly seminar series.

How to help someone use a computer

A short set of practical guidelines on helping people use computers without

oppressing them. I learned most of these ideas from teachers of young

children, but they apply equally well to anyone.

Information and institutional change

This is an annotated syllabus for an upper-division undergraduate class

that I taught at UCLA in the spring of 2000 on the role of information

and information technology in the process of institutional change.

The literature on institutions My

research takes an institutional perspective on the place of information

technology in people’s lives, and this article summarizes the literature

in sociology and and political science about the concept of an institution.

Networking on the network A detailed

guide to professional networking both on and off the Internet. Although

written principally for advanced graduate students and others in academia,

the underlying principles apply widely.

Cyberspace as American culture, to appear in Science

as Culture

Designing a wired life, paper prepared for the WebNet

2000 Conference.

Growing a democratic culture: John Commons on the

wiring of civil society
, to appear in David Thorburn and Henry Jenkins,

eds, Democracy and New Media, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2000.

Hazards of design: Ethnomethodology and the ritual

order of computing
, submitted to Mind, Culture, and Activity.

Imagining the wired university, paper presented

at the Symposium on the Future of the University, University of Newcastle,

September 2000.

Portents of planning: A critical reading of the first

paragraph of Miller, Galanter, and Pribram’s Plans and the Structure of

, paper presented at the Conference on Narrative in the Human

Sciences University of Iowa, July 1990.

Writing and representation, to appear in Michael Mateas

and Phoebe Sengers, eds, Narrative Intelligence, Amsterdam: John

Benjamins, 2001.