NYU Steinhardt

Topics in Digital Media: Digital Media and Materiality

  • Course Number: MCC-GE 2133
  • Hours: 40
  • Units: 4
  • Description: This seminar will introduce students to the range of recent materialist research, while at the same time maintaining a skepticism about claims of the “newness” of this approach & the coherence or unity of the “material turn” in social theory. While including materialist media theory, the course will also focus on the elemental aspects of digital media – from codes & circuits to power generation & storage – in order to assess the usefulness of materialist & infrastructural analytics for understanding contemporary media systems.
  • Old Course Number: E58.2133