Digital Culture

Course Code: CULT 239

Academic Year: 2021-2022

The beginning of the 21st century has seen a radical shift away from actual, physical processes to virtual, digital ones. This transition has had a major impact on the way we understand information, social relationships, entertainment, communication, time and space and is transforming the way we experience the world, each other and ourselves. This course explores the implications and meaning of the transition to a digital culture, employing a multi-disciplinary approach by providing philosophical, sociological and historical tools with which students may investigate and critique the modern digital world. Some of the areas covered include communication, video games, social networking, viral information, music, simulation, cybermorality, sexuality, the cyborg body and artificial intelligence.