NYU Steinhardt

The Psychic Life of Media

  • Course Number: MCC-GE 2005
  • Hours: 40
  • Units: 4
  • Description: From Socrates to Freud, Benjamin to Turkle, theorists have recognized that technologies of media & communication work on the unconscious as well as the conscious level. How can we study this phenomenon? How can we write its history? Possible topics include: information overload & fatigue, addiction & withdrawal, pornography & autoeroticism, friendship & charisma. Some familiarity with psychoanalytic theory strongly recommended.
  • Old Course Number: E58.2005