Digital Humanities: Intellectual Encounters in the 21st Century|
Spring 2017 not offered
Tweeting, Tumblr, blogs, and social media are changing the way that intellectuals produce, disseminate, discuss, and archive their work. This course will explore new modes of intellectual production and dissemination in theory and practice to explore and evaluate the ways that these forms are changing intellectual production (if indeed they are). The course combines two distinct components: attendance at the Center for the Humanities weekly Monday Night Lecture series and faculty and weekly discussion meetings. The lectures will serve as content to be discussed, disseminated, and archived using such forms as Twitter, Tumblr, and class blogs. Then we as a class will evaluate these artifacts in terms of efficacy, depth, and appropriateness to the subject under consideration. Students will learn strategies for informed live tweeting, editorial oversight of academic discussion forums, academic blogging, and other new media.
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Wendy Hui Kyong Chun & Thomas Keenan, NEW MEDIA, OLD MEDIA
Friedrich Kittler, GRAMOPHONE, FILM, TYPEWRITER
texts by Walter Benjamin, Jean Baudrillard, Marshal McLuhan, Dorothy Hayles, Michel Foucault and others.
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Three papers, in class presentation and attendance at the Center for the Humanities Monday Night Lecture series is required for this course.
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