Media History: Old and New

VMS 266

Development of various media forms in historical and social contexts. Impact of old 'new' media on established art, commerce, education, politics, entertainment from 19th c. on. Changing ideas about authenticity, authority, agency, reception, identity, and power relating to emerging media forms, production, circulation. Overlaps, disjunctures, convergences, persistences and antiquations via case studies and examples. Technologies include print publishing, photography, audio recording, film, telegraph, maps, exhibitions, architecture and installations alongside contemporary web, multimedia, database, game, virtual reality, and telepresence systems. Final rich media research project required.
Curriculum Codes
  • STS
  • W
  • ALP
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • CMAC 266
  • ISS 268
Typically Offered
Fall Only