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ARIN2610: Internet Transformations

The Internet is a communications and media infrastructure that supports constant economic and social change, as well as being integrated into the routines of our everyday life across the planet. Internet Transformations critically examines the online technologies, platforms and industries at the heart of these changes. It introduces key skills in analysis, evaluation and critique of these objects, situated in a historical context. It also interrogates the implications of emerging internetworked phenomena such as the internet of things, augmented reality and algorithmic cultures.

Code ARIN2610
Academic unit Media and Communications
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in ARIN or MECO or SIEN or DECO or 12 credit points in WRIT1001 and ATHK1001

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

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