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Mediating the Real

This course explores how forms of media and popular culture have historically
constructed a sense of realism, authenticity, or access to direct experience through various technologies, production, marketing, programming, performance techniques and promotion practices. It will survey the history of hoaxes, spectacles, photography, documentary, news, robotics, video games, virtual reality, reality television, and social media in order to trace the history and analyze the repercussions of the ethics, aesthetics and business of “the real”.
Course #
MCC-GE 2501
Units
4
Term
Spring
Department

Professors

Susan Murray

Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication; Director of Graduate Studies

susan.murray@nyu.edu