FTVM 354 - New Media History
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 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
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
FTVM 150 or FTVM (SAC) 236.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

This class is a history of the digital. Today’s “new media” are cultural technologies of extraordinary complexity with a much longer history than we might first imagine. While first acknowledging that all media were once new, this class goes on to explore in-depth a more recent period in this very long history – the rise of what is often referred to as “digital media.” Computers, software, networks and the innovative sociocultural, economic, and artistic exchanges that occur through them have emerged from and actively remediated prior forms like radio, film, and television. At the same time, digital cultures have also introduced and spread new kinds of content and experiences. The affordances of digital life feel ubiquitous today, but has it always been that way? We will consider the historical development of computers, the Internet, and the many social, political, and industrial implications these contemporary technologies of entertainment and communication open up. Familiarizing yourself with this history will allow you to better understand current issues facing you today as a new media user and producer, and to integrate this knowledge into your academic studies, career aspirations, creative production, social life, and everyday existence.

Course Requirements:

Students will be assessed based on mandatory attendance and participation, on multiple writing assignments and responses to readings and screenings, and a final project. 

Class Format:

This course meets twice a week for 80 minutes plus a 1-2 hour at-home or DHC screening every week.

Schedule

FTVM 354 - New Media History
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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