Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013
Wikis and blogs, podcasts, YouTube, Facebook and iEverything; increasingly our culture is mediated by information and communication technology. This course will examine the ways that the new technologies are affecting everyday life, culture, institutions, communities and identity. Grounded in cultural studies, the course will explore a variety of topics from several methodological approaches, using specific projects to connect theory and practice.
The course will explore the relationship between digital technologies and culture, assisting students to develop knowledge and skills that will enable them to:
1. utilise a range of digital information and communication technologies;
2. engage in contemporary debates on the implications of digital culture;
3. identify and critically analyse key issues emerging from recent research into digital culture;
4. apply appropriate research strategies to digital communication and culture.
The course will focus on the use of digital and networked technologies in contemporary culture. Topics could include:
* Remix Culture.
* Gifting technologies.
* Identities and avatars.
* Private thoughts, public spaces.
* Participatory culture.
* Imagining community.
* Collective action.
* Mobile technologies.
* Collaborative authorship.
* Social gaming.
* Virtual worlds.
Or other relevant contemporary topics.
CULT3020 Digital Culture and CULT3370 Cultural Politics and the Arts
Students are not permitted to enrol in FMCS3100 Digital Culture if they have previously completed CULT3020 Digital Culture or CULT3370 Cultural Politics and the Arts.
60 units at 1000 level.
Modes of Delivery
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Email Discussion Group
Email Discussion Group: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Student Projects: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term