NYU Steinhardt

Disability, Technology and Media

  • Course Number: MCC-UE 1026
  • Hours: 45
  • Units: 4
  • Description: In this course, we will examine the significance of technology to the definition & experience of disability; the relationship between disability & the development of new media; the politics of representation; & current debates between the fields of disability studies & media studies. Specific topics will include: biomedical technology & the establishment of norms; the category of “assistive technology”; cyborgs & protheses as fact & as metaphor; inclusive architecture & design; visual rhetorics of disability in film & photography; staring & other practices of looking; medical & counter-medical performance; media advocacy, tactical media, & direct action.
  • Old Course Number: E59.1026