Digital Media Theory
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Department: Media Studies
Course Number: NMDS 5145
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course is designed for understanding the new media technologies and new narrative forms that surround us today, as well as the cultural conditions they establish before us. In this respect, the course starts with a critical analysis of the social transformation that we call postmodernism today, relates this structural transformation with new media technologies, and then explicates the new ontological conditions brought forth by these new media technologies. What follows is a further discussion of the constitutive elements of the new narrative forms presented by these new media technologies --such as virtuality, hypertextuality, non-linearity, interactivity, rhizomatics and technological embodiment. Final direction of the course is to evaluate the economic and political dimensions of such notions and theoretical openings they provide. This course is aimed at students who work in practical digital/interactive media production, or who are interested in theoretical aspects of new media. Since it is a theory course, no technical knowledge of new/digital media is required.
Course Open to: Degree Students