COML 3535

COML 3535

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From videophones to walkie-talkies, transatlantic tunnels to interstellar travel, or perpetual motion to wireless energy, science fiction frequently presents visions of the future based on radical media change. At the same time, classic works of media theory often read like science fiction: film is a "time machine"; audio recordings "bring the dead to life"; computer networks exist in "cyberspace;" electronic media spell the end of the "Gutenberg galaxy." Working with a variety of visual, acoustic, and print media, primarily from the German-speaking world, we will discuss the relationship between fantasy and ideology; problems of planning, staging, and coordinating world projects; changing evaluations of high and low culture; the discourse of "Americanization;" and critical studies of futurity.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS, LA-AS)

Comments Taught in English.

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  • 18087 COML 3535   SEM 101

    • TR Uris Library 311
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Born, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person