How did we come to place our faith in a symbol that is so ephemeral—all vapor and crystal?
Civil rights pioneer, activist, and 2009 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Michigan
In partnership with the departments of English, Communication, Screen Arts and Cultures, History, and the Stamps School of Art and Design, the Department of American Culture established a minor in Digital Studies in January 2014. Digital Studies allows students to engage in topics such as video games and identity, digital culture, the role of computer code within U.S. culture, and the use of social media as a form of personal and cultural expression. These courses offer both humanistic and social scientific approaches to the study of all things digital. Digital Studies offers students the methods and tools for studying, analyzing, and writing about their everyday engagements with electronic forms of community and culture in the U.S.