The ubiquity of digital technologies in our daily life, and the society at large, prompts an increased digitization of various aspects of culture.
From Facebook to YouTube to eBooks and beyond, digital technologies are affecting the way we communicate, socialize, work, read, create personal and group identities, gather information, and so on.
In this course, we will take a humanities-oriented approach to examining these changes. We will explore the ways in which digital technologies shape our relationships to, and conceptualizations of, ethnicity, sociality, gender, place, privacy, globalization and other important cultural concepts.
Our examinations will be grounded in the fields of Cultural Studies, Social Anthropology, and New Media Studies, and our course materials/ readings will include a range of print and online sources.
The course calendar can be found here.