Course Number 1662-1500-01
Course Name What's New in New Media
Academic Unit The Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities -
The Multidisciplinary Program in the Humanities
Lecturer Dr. Carmel VaismanContact
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Office HoursBy appointment
Mode of Instruction Lecture
Credit Hours 4
Semester 2023/1
Day Mon
Hours 14:00-16:00
Building Gilman - Humanities
Room 279
Semester 2023/1
Day Thu
Hours 14:00-16:00
Building Gilman - Humanities
Room 279
Course is taught in English
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Short Course Description

The course addresses the question: can digital technologies be studied with the same theoretical frameworks we used for industrial age technologies or "older" media? For this purpose, students are introduced to the key tropes of digital cultural research, and a selection of contemporary genres & phenomena, from a historic perspective. Some aspects of the digital may seem novel and transformative, however, they fall easily into ancient patterns, and have surprising older precedents; while true novelty might go unnoticed, requiring a keen eye and different or new theories to detect it. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to preform basic discourse analysis of digital discourses, applying lessons from older genres while identifying the meanings of the new aspects.

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