Political and social aspects of digital interactive media

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Redaktsioon seisuga 15. märts 2007, kell 00:44 kasutajalt Kakk (arutelu | kaastöö) (→‎Lectures/topics:)
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NB! This is only a development "sandbox" - the real course will be located at the Owl Academy.


Main idea - to introduce various political and social issues in the field of new media, to promote awareness of and to discuss the diverse circle of related problems.

The Course:

  • 16 weeks (one semester/term) - one 1.5-hour session (lecture or lab) weekly plus independent work.
  • 3.0 Estonian academic credits, 4.0 ECTS credits


Lectures/topics:

Towards the information society
The networked world
The Digital Divide
The Ubiquitous Computing and network society
The Hacker Ethic and empowerment of minorities
Hacktivism and Cyberterror
e-Democracy, e-Elections and e-Government (social movements, participatory democracy and the Net)
Global networks in global politics
The Big Brother on Menwith Hill (privacy and eavesdropping)
Censors vs Cyberspace
Social software, social engineering (not so much security but social aspects of manipulation)
Gender issues off- and online (Susanna)
New Media and culture (seminar?; Susanna)
Play of life in the theatre of networks (Susanna).
Narration, storytelling, non-linear media (Susanna?)

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Assessment:

  • paper + slides + oral presentation
  • assignments
  • link portfolio (Technorati or similar)
  • blog

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