SAC 620 - Seminar in Film or Electronic/Digital Media and Culture
Section: 001 The Internet of Images
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

What was the Internet before the world wide web? How has the ubiquitous imagery and design culture of the web influenced our understanding of computer networks and image cultures? This course investigates the histories, theories, and cultures of images on the Internet. Examining everything from Instagram and animations to online video and the software interfaces used to access the Internet, we will develop a critical discourse of how visuality and networks have come together in sometimes new, sometimes old and often surprising ways. Students need not come into the course with a background in new media but should be interested in reading broadly across cultural studies, media archaeology, film and media studies and critical theories of visuality. Throughout the term we will also consider how data and information help to contextualize contemporary images that routinely exist as code and visual signifier all at once.

Course Requirements:

Graduate level

Intended Audience:

Graduate students

SAC 620 - Seminar in Film or Electronic/Digital Media and Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
8Graduate Standing
M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (LAB)
W 4:00PM - 6:30PM
003 (SEM)
Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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