Making Sense: Vision and Media in Modernity
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Division: The New School for Social Research
Department: Historical Studies
Course Number: GHIS 5183
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course will be an introductory survey of historical and anthropological methods in the study, narration, and display of visual and media culture. Working with curatorial exhibitions, multi-media projects, and different archives we will explore the relationship between design, art, technology, science, and society. Questions that guide our study will include whether our contemporary forms of attention and economy have a history? How might the study of design, broadly conceived, help us to rethink our present, produce new methods in the social sciences, and critically examine the relationship between technology, media, politics, and governance? How can we explore new methods in ethnography and history that engage these questions? How does one write, and more importantly show histories of sentiments, senses, and technicity?
Not open to Undergraduate students.