LCST

2053

Media and Memory

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Media and Memory

Spring 2021

Taught By: Kate Eichhorn

Section: AX

CRN: 8666

Credits: 4

For millennia, new media technologies have raised questions and concerns about memory and forgetting. This course explores the relationship between media and memory in relation to the following key questions: How and why have new media technologies so often been understood as a threat to memory? To what extent have philosophers, psychologists and neurologists adopted media technologies as metaphors to describe how memory and forgetting work? And finally, in a world where the past may appear to be forever present (e.g., in the form of digital media archives), will forgetting no longer be possible at all? Culling materials from philosophy, psychology, medicine, law, media theory and literature, students will read key works by Plato, Freud, Borges and Kittler among other writers. [Track M]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 25

Add/Drop Deadline: February 7, 2021 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 14, 2021 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:05am 5/15/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/25/2021 - 5/10/2021

Media and Memory

Spring 2021

Taught By: Kate Eichhorn

Section: BX

CRN: 9910

Credits: 4

For millennia, new media technologies have raised questions and concerns about memory and forgetting. This course explores the relationship between media and memory in relation to the following key questions: How and why have new media technologies so often been understood as a threat to memory? To what extent have philosophers, psychologists and neurologists adopted media technologies as metaphors to describe how memory and forgetting work? And finally, in a world where the past may appear to be forever present (e.g., in the form of digital media archives), will forgetting no longer be possible at all? Culling materials from philosophy, psychology, medicine, law, media theory and literature, students will read key works by Plato, Freud, Borges and Kittler among other writers. [Track M]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 25

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:05am 5/15/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/22/2021 - 5/7/2021