Digital Media and Race: Technicity, Ethnicity, Embodiment

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Digital Media and Race

Spring 2023

Taught By: David Bering-Porter

Section: A

CRN: 10720

Credits: 4

[Tracks C & M] Are we becoming post-racial in the digital age? This course questions what constitutes “race” through explorations of the ways that technology affects identity. By turning to examples from new media art, online environments, video games, cyborgs, and the changing role of race in the “natural” body, we will explore the formation and reification of identity through imagined communities and imagined networks, online communities, and social media. This course draws upon critical race theory, critical theories of new media and technology, postcolonial theory, and post humanism to provide a clear and nuanced understanding of race and identity, situating it within the digital culture of our increasingly virtual world. Readings include Nakamura, Omi & Winant, Chun, Foucault, Gilroy, Deleuze, and Haraway. [Tracks C & M]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 1:36pm 7/7/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 262

Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/9/2023