Media Infrastructures

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Media Infrastructures

Fall 2020

Taught By: Sumita Chakravarty

Section: A

CRN: 8936

Credits: 3

Media provide the infrastructures which support and enable our material, social, and experiential worlds. They are the networks that connect information across time and space, the channels through which messages travel, the material forms underpinning our everyday lives. In this course we examine some of the key developments in the study of media infrastructures. We ask: How have roads and highways, navigation and trading routes, the postal system and email, the internet and computer networks, come to be the some of the central shaping forces of human societies? Drawing on both "classical" and contemporary media theorists, as well as various accounts of the purpose and impact of infrastructures, our goal is to develop new ways of thinking about changes in our media environment.

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: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

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: 4:50am 2/28/2021 EST

Meeting Info::

Days: Tuesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/1/2020 - 12/8/2020