Business, technological, social and ethical issues and realizations of digital media are introduced and framed. The emergence and ongoing development of digital media industries is discussed through a historical exploration and critical analysis of the economics, technical innovations, social demands and ethical constraints that define them. Outcomes include exploration of and a critical perspective on digital media, which will act as a common basis for all subsequent discussion and collaboration between students with artistic, technical or interdisciplinary backgrounds. A key theme of the course is the development of a framework to critically analyze as well as participate in the future of digital media and technology.
MDM program year: One
MDM term(s) offered: Term 1