SAC 376 - New Media Theory
Section: 001
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
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Advisory Prerequisites:
SAC 236.
May not be repeated for credit.
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All aspects of 21st century culture are influenced by or can be understood in relation to the now-ubiquitous components of “new media” like computers, networks, and “smart” technologies. In this course we will isolate, critique, and expand our understanding of specific aspects of contemporary digital culture, from high tech and corporate computing to D.I.Y. “home brewed” computing. We will also investigate how “digital culture” is part of other media forms like film and television in both their production and reception. By learning the philosophical and historical arguments that anticipate and participate in what is commonly called “new media” culture we will increase our understanding of time-based and moving image media (i.e., movies, television, video, art, music, etc.). As we proceed we will find that theories and representations of emergent technologies are often crucial to how those forms are created, used and received.

SAC 376 - New Media Theory
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001 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (LAB)
Tu 7:00PM - 9:30PM
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ISBN: 9780262133746
The language of new media, Author: Manovich, Lev., Publisher: MIT Press 2002
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