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Television and New Media

Television and New Media

Term
Course Number
CIMS 103 601
Course Code
CIMS103601
Course Key
72350
Day(s)
Monday
Time
5:15pm-8:15pm
Instructor
SCHMENNER, WILLIAM
Secondary Program
Course Description
How and when do media become digital? What does digitization afford and what is lost as television and cinema become digitized? As lots of things around us turn digital, have we started telling stories, sharing experiences, and replaying memories differently? What has happened to television and life after New Media ? How have television audiences been transformed by algorithmic cultures of Netflix and Hulu? How have (social) media transformed socialities as ephemeral snaps and swiped intimacies become part of the "new" digital/phone cultures? This is an introductory survey course and we discuss a wide variety of media technologies and phenomena that include: cloud computing, Internet of Things, trolls, distribution platforms, optical fiber cables, surveillance tactics, social media, and race in cyberspace. We also examine emerging mobile phone cultures in the Global South and the environmental impact of digitization. Course activities include Tumblr blog posts and Instagram curations. The final project could take the form of either a critical essay (of 2000 words) or a media project.
Crosslistings
ARTH107601
COML099601
ENGL078601
Subject Area Vocab