The Digital Modern: Humanities and New Media

30 points

Not offered 2024, offered in 2013, 2014, 2015

For further information see Humanities


This courses challenges students to apply humanistic methods to the burgeoning field of New Media and digital technologies. It explains the underlying technologies and business processes that power contemporary digital culture, and provides introductory overviews of subjects as varied as cybernetics, network theory, digital hyper-reality, social media, knowledge economies, piracy and the ethics of closed and open systems. While placing an emphasis on the engineered nature of new media, the course doesn't teach programming, instead focusing on history, criticism and critique.


Subject to approval of the Programme Coordinator.