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 and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

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.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: