ENGFLM 0570: Introduction to New Media

Over the past two decades, so-called “new media” — ranging from television, computers, digital image production, video games, to the internet — have begun to supplant the social and cultural prominence of film and other traditional media. This course will provide an introduction to a critical approach to new media. We’ll look at how these media work: at the history and theory of their development, at the changes they have brought about in a broader media culture, and at their social status and significance (e.g., the place they occupy in culture, the kinds of interactions they make possible).