Media Convergence and Culture (APA4102.01)

Erika Mijlin

A seminar on the changing nature of the relationship between consumption and production of media, and how these newly intersect. With a perspective rooted in the cultural history of forms such as quotation, parody, and collage, in this course we will explore the many transitions in the present media paradigm — the changing aesthetics of digital media content and context, the personal and political uses of creativity and expression, and the economic and political implications of access, ownership, and participation in media. By investigating the new landscape of cinema, television, internet, gaming, social media, fan/remix culture, technoculture, media archaeology and more, we find that what we think of as ‘convergence’ is even more than a technological transition, and is in fact a cultural transformation.

Prerequisites: Previous coursework in media studies or permission of the instructor.
Credits: 4
T 10:00am - 11:50am; F 10:00am - 11:50am
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, 4000, Advancement of Public Action, Erika Mijlin, Tuesday and/or Friday Mornings, and tagged , , .