Digital Media & Culture

Posts here with the #COMN3550 tag are assignments or otherwise associated with a course I’m currently enrolled in. This course, “Digital Media & Culture”, is offered by the Department of Communications in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. For those unfamiliar with this class, here is the syllabus description for context:

This course examines the origins and development of forms of digital media and culture with emphasis on how they differ from pre-digital or “analog” cultural forms. Upon establishing our theoretical foundations for considering new media as technology and culture, we investigate the historical development of digital technology and some of the transformative effects it has had, and continues to have, on previous forms of communication. Seminar discussions address themes such as identity, privacy, hardware/software, surveillance, journalism, news, and interactivity, in relation to topics such as hypermedia, cyberspace, satellites, digital telephony, digital radio/music, digital connectivity, labour, and digital literacy.