New Developments in Digital Media (804P4B)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This module explores different approaches through which it is possible to understand new developments in digital media. Students will focus on the computational character of digital technologies: they will address sociocultural forms that rely on computing, and will consider how these increase the space and reach of algorithmic operations via software and data structures. The module analyses processes of transformation and change, questioning what novelty and progress in technoscience and technoculture are. The module is however also concerned with understanding the continuity of media and mediation, engaging with historical perspectives on computational culture and its core concepts, theories and practices.

Teaching

50%: Practical (Workshop)
50%: Seminar

Assessment

100%: Coursework (Essay, Project)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 256 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.