This seminar engages students in a critical discussion about contemporary media and technology and the socio-cultural contexts in which they are situated.
Theoretical notions as well as contemporary critique of media, technology and their appropriations will be explored through lecture and discussion sessions.
Students will gain critical understanding of the extensions of media and technology in specific social and cultural contexts.
Students will be able to analyze and discuss how media and technology extend beyond their technical purview into the lives of everyday users. Using these contemporary concepts, students will be able to create interactive experiences that are better suited to the specific social and cultural contexts of users.