Digital Culture and Communication
Do algorithms pose a threat to free speech?
What Will I Learn?
In this track, we invite you to critically examine theories, promises and consequences of the digital age. You will be offered courses on established topics like rhetoric and persuasion, as well as courses that cover more recent developments in the field, such as gaming and post humanism. We also explore fields such as virtual reality; memes; social media in the Middle East and the crises of visual culture. The Digital Culture and Communication track also shares some courses with the philosophy track on thinkers such as Walter Benjamin. Other classes include: Digital Religion, Techno Utopia and Do Algorithms Have Imagination?
Is It for Me?
This track is suitable for you, if you are interested in changes in modes of communication arising in the digital age.
What stands out about this track… Learn about how new media affects you and your relationships with others. Understand how technology has changed the way we receive and disseminate information.
Skills that you will gain or improve in this track include… becoming more aware of the impacts of social media, understanding the power and pervasiveness of algorithms and critically exploring the increasing trend of gamification.