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Topics in Digital Media: Digital Media & Materiality

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.

Course #
MCC-GE 2133
Media, Culture, and Communication


Nicole Starosielski

Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication; Director of Undergraduate Studies