This course explores the many ways technology has shaped and been shaped by our various cultures, from the local to the global. The course offers in equal parts a history of emergent practices; a theory of how and why new technologies and practices continue to emerge; and an extrapolation of possible futures and trends for the continued imagining and unfolding of technologies and practices to come. This course provides an historical and theoretical foundation for critical thinking and creative ideas in the EDP major. Reading, writing, critical analysis, and synthesis of new ideas will be key components. No prerequisites. (4.000 Credit hours)
This class introduces digital media through a variety of disciplinary lenses and emerging conceptual practices. The class emphasizes critical work being done in media theory & cultural studies, art, pop culture, media anthropology, and science fiction studies. Class sessions will combine lectures, discussion and student-led presentations.
Syllabus & Assignments for Download / Printing
Resource Review 1 (10%)
Resource Review 2 (10%)
Resource Review 3 (10%): this will be due no later than 5pm, Friday, Feb 22.
Final Essay Proposal / Completed Essay (15% / 30%)
01-24-2013: remixthebook: Dtournement
01-29-2013: remixthebook: Literary Cut-Ups + Appropriation
01-31-2013: remixthebook: Sound + DJ Food, "Raiding the 20th Century: Words & Music Expansion" (2005) (download DJ Food mix via the Ubuweb link)
Henry Jenkins, Convergence Culture (NYU 2008)
Jaron Lanier, You Are Not A Gadget (Vintage 2011)
Hiroshi Yamamoto, The Stories of Ibis (Haikasoru 2010)
Required Web Materials (posted at http://edpxcultures.blogspot.com/)
Mike Wesch, “The Machine Is Us/ing Us (Final Version)”
Mike Wesch, “An anthropological introduction to YouTube”
Henry Jenkins, TEDxNYED (03/06/10)
Jaron Lanier, TEDxSF - Jaron Lanier - You Are Not a Gadget
Remix The Book: http://www.remixthebook.com/
KONY 2012: http://vimeo.com/37119711
Ethan Zuckerman, “Unpacking KONY 2012”
Additional Resources for your reviews
You will need to draw from the resources listed in the sidebar for your review assignments and final essay.