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ARIN2620: Everyday Digital Media

How we eat, sleep, talk, love, shop, work, play, learn and die are all shaped by digital media. Everyday digital media focuses on the transformation of self and society through the digital mediation of everyday practices. How do we organise our social lives and engage creatively in online realms? What are the opportunities and risks of sharing and self-presentation in networked publics? How are communities reconfigured in a digital context? This unit introduces theories of digital culture and identity and applies them to our everyday experiences and interactions with social media, participatory culture, locative media, computer games, virtual reality, smart homes and connected cities.

Code ARIN2620
Academic unit Media and Communications
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 1000 level in ARIN or MECO or SIEN or DECO or DESN or 12 credit points in WRIT1001 and (ATHK1001 or ATHK1901)
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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ARIN2200

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

  • LO1. explain and analyse the role of everyday digital practices, interactions and routines in the transformation of self and society.
  • LO2. translate personal experiences and larger social issues into a scholarly form relevant for social research.
  • LO3. critically evaluate the efficacy of different arguments and perspectives in relation to contemporary debates about digital media, identity and social relations.
  • LO4. demonstrate the ability to understand key concepts and use them creatively and independently to understand larger contextual problems.
  • LO5. apply independent learning and collaborative research skills towards the crafting of well-supported and insightful arguments about digital media and society.