DIGITAL 358 - Topics in Digital Studies
Fall 2022, Section 003 - What is the Future
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Digital Studies (DIGITAL)
Department: LSA Digital Studies Institute
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Requirements & Distribution:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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What is the future? The future, from ancient oracles to Silicon Valley CEOs, has always been a powerful concept. On one hand, the future frames human expectations, organizes whole economies, and regulates our social interactions. On the other, the future provides an escape from contemporary power structures, a rupture with the past, and a hope for a better world. In this course we will will look at how the idea of the future has been used politically, tracing its role in religion, political theory, and technology to understand its impact on daily life.

Course Requirements:

Through texts on futurism, innovation, media theory, art, economy, politics, and cultural studies, What is the Future? will be a seminar-based, exam-focused course that engages critical thinking and relies on student-driven discussions.


DIGITAL 358 - Topics in Digital Studies
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003 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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