DIGITAL 358 - Topics in Digital Studies
Winter 2021, Section 002 - Digital Bodies
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Digital Studies (DIGITAL)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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In this course, we will focus on the concept of ‘Digital Bodies' from an intersectional perspective on gender, race, and ability. We will examine the convergence of bodies, digital media, and technology in the context of critical tech arts practice and digital visual culture. The course introduces students to critical tech art production techniques in relation to the body, with emphasis on interventionist body-tech practices, such as anti-surveillance interventions and tactical media practices. Our focus will be on developing digital art projects that draw from our readings. Students will develop a final project that acts as an intervention in response to contemporary social issues affecting digital bodies.

Course Requirements:

The course requires participation in lectures and discussion sessions, reading and writing assignments, and digital art production exercises. Students will complete short weekly writing assignments and creative exercises, a midterm project, and a final digital art project. No final exam.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for all undergraduate students. Students who are interested in digital media art production are especially encouraged to take this course. A familiarity with Adobe photoshop is recommended, but not required. A smart phone is required for production exercises.

Class Format:

All lectures will be presented online in asynchronous modules, coordinated via Canvas. Discussion sections will be both asynchronous and synchronous, meeting via Zoom. Students should have access to a camera, microphone, and a smart phone.


DIGITAL 358 - Topics in Digital Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: 001: Global Digital Activism
002 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: 002: Digital Bodies
003 (LEC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: 003: Deception, Manipulation, and Privacy in the Digital Age
004 (LEC)
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: 004: How Do Algorithms See?

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