The Internet Made Real (APA2215.02)

Mimi Onuoha

The Internet as we know it today is the mediating point for a multitude of ways that we visually communicate with one another. It is also a massive network of networks that was initially funded by the military, built atop older forms of communication, and owes its origins to sources whose traces have been virtually erased from modern experiences of it.
How has the net changed our ways of thinking about visual culture, media objects, and information consumption? What does it mean for such a widely- used medium to have so much of its inner workings concealed?
This two credit, seven-week course takes of from the starting place of “Media Archaeology: Signs and Representation” but uses the Internet as a window for considering current, global, physical and digital modes of communication, documentation, and exchange. By examining the less obvious aspects of this vast network that governs so much of our lives, we aim to understand how our individual experiences of this system can be situated within a vaster history and reality.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 2
T 8:00am - 11:40am (second seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
This course is categorized as 2000, Advancement of Public Action, All courses, Mimi Onuoha, Second Seven Week, Tuesday and/or Friday Mornings, Two Credit, Updates.