Course Number: MCC-GE 2153.002
Instructor: Liel Leibovitz
Course meets: January 7-25, 2013: 6:00pm - 8:45pm (M, T, W, R)
Description: This participatory and discussion-oriented course explores the intersections of technology, politics and media. The course will rely on both a survey of the existing theory and scholarship on media activism, as well as close analyses of actual practices within both old and new media and on both a national and global scale. Special attention will be paid to social media and emerging technologies, addressing questions concerning the value of media activism as both an aesthetic and political activity. The course will conclude with a residency by non-violent activism guru Srdja Popovic, often described as "the architect of the Arab Spring."
Additional Course Notes: Students must register for this course as a Spring 2013 course though it will run in the Winter Intersession. Open only to graduate students and advanced undergraduate (by advisement).
For more information regarding professors and meeting times, students can use Albert directly. The course is listed under the Department Media, Culture and Communication