Note: Martin Hand will be on sabbatical starting July 2011
Department of Sociology
Complex 116 Barrie St. 4326A
Biosciences Comp Kingston, ON Canada
Digital Culture, particularly photography, Web 2.0, and archives/memory; Consumption, design and practice, sustainability, mundane technologies; Cultural Sociology, cultural institutions, material culture..
|Department: Sociiology||Term Available: Winter 2013||Instructors: Martin Hand|
In this advanced course students will engage with the main currents of contemporary intellectual thought concerned with digital technologies and emergent media. Focusing on the relationships between social theory, method, and practice, the course is organized around the following core themes: information; mediation; materialism; practice. Students will be able to explore and debate the significance of technological change in the production, circulation and uses of culture in the present moment. There will be scope to engage with concepts of interactivity, mobility, speed, reflection, reflexivity, virtuality, consumption, in the context of different spaces or objects (city; home; archive; gallery; memory, sounds, visions, events, body, etc.) and practices (photography, art, writing, listening, tourism, reporting, etc.) which exemplify contemporary debates about new media in cultural sociology.
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