Wall and Peace
. London: Random House, 2007. A study of graffiti art, apt for discussion of political change through images.
Louis Riel: A Comic Strip Biography
. Montreal: Drawn and Quarterly, 2006. A good example of story-telling through comic strip.
Carr, Nicholas. "Is Google Making Us Stupid?"
, July 1, 2008, http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/07/is-google-making-us-stupid/306868/ This article about whether our online habits are making us less inclined toward deeper reading is particularly relevant in a modern media study.
Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain
. New York: Vintage, 2011. A study on sight and perception.
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
. New York: William Morrow, 1994. A study of comics told as a comic strip – a good example for students of the graphic research paper.
Picture Theory: Essays on Verbal and Visual Representation
. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994. A study of literacy for both words and pictures.
"Nation Shudders at Large Block of Uninterrupted Text,"
, March 9, 2010, http://www.theonion.com/articles/nation-shudders-at-large-block-of-uninterrupted-te,16932/ This article is a strong example of how we perceive modern media.
Payne, Bridget Watson, Ed.
This is Happening: Life Through the Lens of Instagram
. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2013. A study of art in social networking.
. New York: Picador USA, 2001. This publication includes the section "In Plato's Cave" which is important for several activities outlined in this curricular unit.