Theorizing Digital Media

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Theorizing Digital Media

Spring 2021

Taught By: Josh Scannell

Section: A

CRN: 7333

Credits: 3

This course is designed for understanding the new media technologies and new narrative forms that surround us today, as well as the cultural conditions they establish before us. In this respect, the course starts with a critical analysis of the social transformation that we call postmodernism today, relates this structural transformation with new media technologies, and then explicates the new ontological conditions brought forth by these new media technologies. What follows is a further discussion of the constitutive elements of the new narrative forms presented by these new media technologies --such as virtuality, hypertextuality, non-linearity, interactivity, rhizomatics and technological embodiment. Final direction of the course is to evaluate the economic and political dimensions of such notions and theoretical openings they provide. This course is aimed at students who work in practical digital/interactive media production, or who are interested in theoretical aspects of new media. Since it is a theory course, no technical knowledge of new/digital media is required. NOTE: This course was formerly titled "Digital Media Theory."

Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

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: 12:56am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/5/2021