SAC 368 - Topics in Digital Media Studies
Section: 001 Virtuality and Digital Identity
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course examines how identity (who we are) and identification (how we connect to representations) functions in relationship to media that is characterized as virtual. In doing so we will consider how identity is mapped onto virtual spaces and enacted within digital media culture. We will pay particular attention to how gender, race, and class are configured in relation to virtuality. In this course students will study “traditional” media like film and video and also analyze digital media work like websites, animations, and video games. In Virtuality and Digital Identity we will analyze theories of digital media, virtuality and identity and then examine those theories in relation to a series of case studies organized around contemporary themes of identity, namely, the cyborg, the superhero and the player-character. Throughout these studies we will develop a more thorough understanding of the twinned contemporary conditions of virtuality & identity.

SAC 368 - Topics in Digital Media Studies
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LAB)
W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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