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ARIN2610: Internet Transformations

The Internet is at the heart of major digital transformations in industry, society and culture. This unit introduces key skills in analysis and critique of the technologies involved in networked change, exploring internet imaginaries, histories and emerging phenomena.

Code ARIN2610
Academic unit Media and Communications
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Digital Cultures or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Media Studies or 18 credit points at 1000-level in any of Anthropology, Art History, Computer Science, Design Computing, English, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, History, Information Systems, Information Technology, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology or Sociology

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of the history, politics, economics and cultures of the internet and networked technologies
  • LO2. demonstrate skills in, and professional orientation to, web, social media and mobile media production
  • LO3. understand the affordances and limitations of online media and communications production software
  • LO4. discuss social and cultural issues arising from networked change
  • LO5. analyse and critique emerging internet phenomena eg. mixed reality, internet of things, smart cities.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.