Communication Tech & Culture
Term: Spring 2021 - UNHM Credit (15 weeks) (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|2/1/2021||5/11/2021||T||1:01pm - 3:50pm||PANDRA P380|
A broad definition of culture would be that it is the symbolic process we use to learn about and organize our world. It is through culture that we give meaning, value, order, and a measure of predictability to the flux of objects, experiences, and interactions that make up daily life. This seminar investigates the influence of information and communication technologies on culture. To do this, we undertake a philosophical and historical examination of changing media practices and consider their impact on human values, behaviors and social relations; the structure of thought and knowledge in the public sphere; the nature of privacy, work, and the economy; and the boundaries between humans and machines, among other topics. Photograph: "Sculpture: OMG LOL by Michael Mandiberg / Eyebeam Art + Technology Center Open Studios: Fall 2009 / 20091023.10D.55420.P1.L1. / SML" by See-ming Lee (SML) is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Students who wish to attend in person should register for section M1. Students attending remotely should register for section M2.