SM7007 - Principles of Digital Media (2020/21)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2020/21, but may be subject to modification|
|Module title||Principles of Digital Media|
|Module level||Masters (07)|
|Credit rating for module||20|
|School||School of Computing and Digital Media|
|Running in 2020/21||
TITLE: Principles of Digital Media
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: This module will provide students with a detailed understanding of the
contexts and practices of multimedia; introduce them to the production of a multimedia project;
and develop awareness of the communicative possibilities of multimedia.
ASSESSMENT: Interactive image series(50%)+2,000 word essay (50%)
Prior learning requirements
? To provide students with a detailed understanding of the contexts and practices of multimedia;
? To introduce them to the production of a multimedia project;
? To develop awareness of the communicative possibilities of multimedia.
This module will analyse and address the following issues:
- Introduction to digital media
- History and conceptual development of digital media
- Information society
- New media politics and surveillance
- Digital cultures, digital folklore
- Digital aesthetics, database, glitch, image
- Open source, intellectual property, control and freedom
- Self-organization and participation, social web
- Interactive design, software studies
- Cybernetics, human computer Interaction and emotion
- The e-economy, precarious and free labour
Learning and teaching
Teaching methods include lectures and on-line interactive learning material, tutorials, seminar discussions and computer lab sessions. Students will be expected to attend lectures and take part into on-line activities as well as comment on their readings.
On successful completion of this module post-graduate students will be able to:
? LO1 Assess and select the appropriate tools to produce a multimedia project;
? LO2 Create a small multimedia project;
? LO3 Critically analyse the current issues and future developments in multimedia and electronic publishing
a) An interactive image series presented on CDROM
b) A 2,000 word essay critically assessing the context of multimedia developments (50%).
Coursework deadline: week14
Pass on aggregate
Chun, Wendy Hui-Kyong & Thomas Keenan (eds) (2006) New media, old media: a history and theory reader, New York: Routledge
Florian Cramer, 2005 Words Made Flesh, code, culture, imagination, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, http://pzwart.wdka.hro.nl/mdr/research/fcramer/wordsmadeflesh/
Hayles, Katherine, N., (1999) How we Became Posthuman, Chicago and London:The University of Chicago Press.
Kittler, Friedrich, (1997) Literature, Media, Information Systems: Essays, Amsterdam: GB Arts International.
Latour, Bruno, (2005) Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory, Oxford University Press.
Manovich, Lev (2001) The Language of New Media, MIT.
New Media: A Critical Introduction, Martin Lister et al., Routledge, 2002.
Plant. Sadie. (1997). Zeros and ones : digital women and the new technoculture. Fourth Estate.
Stallabrass, Julian, (2003) Internet Art. The Online Clash of Culture and Commerce. London, Tate Publishing.
Wardrip-Fruin, Noah and Nick Montfort (eds) (2003) The New Media Reader, MIT