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Digital Culture MFCO

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

This paper develops ideas and issues around digital culture, focusing on the social process of communication and how it is shaped by tools, institutions and practices. By examining digital culture through the intersecting themes of structure, (in)tangible webs, identities, virtual economies and surveillance, students are introduced to bodies of knowledge which will enable them to critically assess and explore the multi-faceted issues of contemporary society.

What is at stake in the idea of ‘being digital’, the relationship between society and technology, digital culture as a space of tension, and the “tendency toward invisibility” of technological and infrastructural features are a core thematic running through the paper.

Course Staff

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Course Co-ordinator: Alex Thong

Office hours: Thursday 1-3pm or by appointment
contact: alex.thong@otago.ac.nz
ph: 03 479 5751
office: R6C13

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a txtbook/course reader?

No. All materials will be made available online. Please let the teaching staff know if you are having trouble accessing any course materials.

Is there an exam? What kinds of assessments are there?

There is no formal exam (in the examination period) for this paper. There are a range of internal assessments, listed under the "Assessments" tab at the top of the page. Students are required to complete all internal assessments in order to successfully complete the paper.

  1. Course Number

    MFCO317
  2. Classes Start

    Feb 21, 2016
  3. Classes End

    Jun 30, 2016