FTVM 368 - Topics in Digital Media Studies
Fall 2019, Section 003 - Mobile Media Cultures
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
35.00
Advisory Prerequisites:
FTVM 367.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Smart mobile devices are sometimes heralded as the "final wave" of disruptive, life-changing technologies. Hyperbole or not, much of our everyday lives are spent “always on” these small screen devices. Constant movement guides our interactions with media, whether through our own mobility or the nonstop circulation of content we engage daily. This class approaches digital media through the lens of mobility and seeks to better understand the social, political, artistic, and economic dimensions of today’s mobile media landscape. We’ll develop some working theories and frameworks for establishing “mobile media cultures” and then discuss mobile in the context of digital economies and industries, interpersonal communication, politics and safety, storytelling and entertainment, and digital futures. We’ll use the app, the wearable, and the podcast as our main objects of study.
*Please note this course focuses on the critical-cultural study of digital media. While some course components may include making media, you do not need prior technical knowledge and this is not a production or coding/programming course.

Course Requirements:

Students will be assessed based on attendance and participation, on critical responses to course readings, on two exams, and a final paper or project.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates interested in the critical study of digital media cultures. Because this class focuses on contemporary media and its impact in our everyday lives, it will be broadly appealing to students from a range of departments. However, this is not an engineering or programming course.

Class Format:

This course meets twice a week for 80-minute hybrid lecture/discussion. There is no scheduled screening, but there is at-home podcast listening assignments.

Schedule

FTVM 368 - Topics in Digital Media Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
30759
Open
4
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
9/3/19 - 12/11/19
002 (LAB)
 In Person
30760
Open
4
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 6:30PM
9/3/19 - 12/11/19
003 (LEC)
 In Person
30761
Open
4
 
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
9/3/19 - 12/11/19

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