This module further develops students’ understanding and critical engagement with their media environment, concentrating both on innovations in traditional genres and on digital screen media, genres and forms. The aim is to introduce students to more recent works which attempt to theorize contemporary visual culture concentrating on emerging relations of production and consumption.
The rise of surveillant society and the panoptic/synoptic principle in every day life; from disciplinary societies to societies of control; the political, cultural and social significance of contemporary dataveillance, dataism and datafication.
Participatory culture and issues of networked sociality. Themes may include, digital identity and community, computer gaming, digital and transmedia storytelling/emerging technologies and practices, locative, ubiquitous and pervasive computing; the language of animation, oppositional politics and the internet
Contemporary Genre Studies
Television in the post broadcasting era (This section of the module may be modified to adjust to changing media landscape)
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