FTVM 202 - Introduction to Digital Media Studies
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Credit Exclusions:
AMCULT 202, ENGLISH 280.
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course is not a survey course -  it will not tell you one sweeping narrative that covers a historical, aesthetic, or cultural terrain. Instead, in Introduction to Digital Studies you will examine the contradictory claims made around new technologies, the history of digital media, the formal qualities of emerging technologies, and the ways that identity, community, and bodies are understood as everything from legal entities to social actors in relation to the digital. Since this course is being taught in a moment of extreme reliance upon digital technologies, I hope you share my understanding that, in 2022, the digital touches so many parts of human existence and our planetary realm.

We exist in digital identities - in our bank accounts, our social media entertainment, our photographs and videos, our data. Yet we still must cope with the fragility of human bodies. We engage with and pay for new media forms all the time, while also inventing new ways to use media and make it our own. Images, distributed digitality, tell stories that become viral. Communities form, shift, ebb online at a great pace. Industries emerge to tap our desire to stream content, play online, and make life more convenient. But, of course, none of this is distributed fairly or evenly. How can we understand all of this so we become smarter, better citizens and users of digital media?

 

Schedule

FTVM 202 - Introduction to Digital Media Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
34787
Open
28
 
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
34788
Open
1
 
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Tu 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
34789
Open
5
 
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M 12:00PM - 1:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
34790
Open
4
 
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Tu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
34791
Open
18
 
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Tu 6:00PM - 7:00PM

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