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Welcome to WPI's Social Implications Of Computing Course CS 3043

Welcome to class. Here you will find the majority of documents relating to this class.

Discussion Boards and your grades can be found on the WPI Blackboard site for this course. Enjoy.

Syllabus
Date Topics Due Presenters
Friday
2014-08-29
Introduction
Tuesday
2014-09-02
Critical Thinking
Guest Speaker
1. Chapter 1 - Catalysts for Change
2. Appendix A - Plagiarism
3. Discussion Board: Movies
1. Laura Hanlan - WPI Librarian
Friday
2014-09-05
Ethics 1. Chapter 2 - Introduction to Ethics
2. Paper 1: Technology
3. Wiki: Technology Timeline
Tuesday
2014-09-09
Freedom of Speech 1. Chapter 3 - Networked Communications
2. Sign up for individual presentation
1. Kevin Zhao - Impact of Social Media
2.
3.
Friday
2014-09-12
Intellectual Property
Guest Speaker
1. Chapter 4 - Intellectual Property
2. Paper 2: Open Source Software Engineering Tools
1. Dan Murray - Copyright and YouTube
2. Fangwen Yuan - Crowdsourcing and Intellectual Property
3.
4. Frank Gerratana - IP Lawyer
Tuesday
2014-09-16
Privacy 1. Chapter 5 - Information Privacy
2. Paper 3: Self Search
1. Adam Myers - Online Game Identity
2. Nick Brown - Privacy and Open Source Software
3.
Friday
2014-09-19
Privacy 1. Chapter 6 - Privacy and the Government
2. Paper 4: National ID
1. Alec Benson - TBD
2. Tom Clark - Cryptocurrency
3.
Tuesday
2014-09-23
Crime 1. Chapter 7 - Computer and Network Security
2. Paper 5: Anonymity
Group Project web site progress through topics covered in class to date.
1. Oscar Perez - Encryption, Hacking, and Quantum Computing
2. Long Nguyen - Denial of Service Attacks
3. Joseph Blackman - Password Hacking
Friday
2014-09-26
Errors Failures Risks
Guest Speaker
1. Chapter 8 - Computer Reliability
2. Paper 6: Code Testing
1. Brian Rubenstein - Da Vinci Surgical Robot
2. Zachary Richards - Software Failure Case Study
3. Jun Liang - Airplane System Errors
4. Brannen Hough - Patriot Missile Engineer
Tuesday
2014-09-30
Professional Ethics 1. Chapter 9 - Professional Ethics
2. Paper 7: Game
1. Julie Valim - National Security and Whistle Blowing
2. Gordon Gao - League of Legends
3. Mike LoTurco - Y2K
Friday
2014-10-03
Work 1. Chapter 10 - Work and Wealth
2. Group Presentation Draft
1. Andrew Ray - Automation of Computer Science
2. LilyAnne Lewis - Female Gamers
3. Tom Paolillo - e-sports
Tuesday
2014-10-07
Group Presentations 1. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009) (kap, Andy watched)
2. Her (2013) (kap, Andy watched)
3. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) (kap, Andy watched)
Friday
2014-10-10
Group Presentations
Guest Speaker
1. The Dark Knight Rises (2012) (kap, Andy watched)
2. Ender's Game (2013) (Andy watched)
3. Transcendence (2014)(kap watched)

Brannen Hough - Patriot Missile Engineer
Tuesday
2014-10-14
Student Topic Choice
- Rain Date: IP Guest Speaker
- Rain Date: Errors, Failures, Risks Guest Speaker
Group Evaluations 1. Fangwen Yuan - Crowdsourcing and Intellectual Property

The Syllabus will change throughout the course as new interests are found and as material is covered ahead or behind schedule. Changes will be made in class and recorded in the class slides. You will be responsible for the material in the assigned reading.

If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you have medical information to share with me, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible.

If you have not already done so, students with disabilities, who believe that they may need accommodations in this class, are encouraged to contact the Disability Services Office (DSO), as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. The DSO is located in the Student Development and Counseling Center, (508) 831-4908.


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