New media technologies examined from a transdisciplinary perspective; how they compare with, transform, and remediate previous media practices.
Critical Studies in New Media examines recent new media technologies -- such as videogames, VR, computer graphics animation, and digital art installations -- via an engaging, transdisciplinary approach.
ISIS 650S will build upon existing work in literature, film, and technology studies by McLuhan, Foucault, Peirce, Derrida, Kittler, Deleuze, Bergson, Baudrillard, and others to question what exactly is "new" about new media.
Critical Studies in New Media will combine readings and discussions with active, hands-on engagement with new media works to promote the development of a critical analytical framework for new media discourse. This course:
- Examines new media technologies from a transdisciplinary perspective by exploring how the use of new media is affecting academic practice across disciplines.
- Builds upon existing expertise in film, literature, and media studies to analyze what is "new" about new media and how they compare with, transform, and remediate earlier media practices.
- Proposes the development of a critical analytical framework for approaching new media and relating them to other areas of academic discourse.
- Promotes a hands-on, active engagement with the technologies as a means for analysis and critique of new media innovations in contemporary academic research