This course will cover topics examining the relationship between digital communications media and contemporary society. It will focus on aspects of digital culture and society related to the development and characteristics of online communities through mobile devices, social media, and other popular and emerging digital media technologies that facilitate so much of contemporary communications. It will examine phenomena and societal structures around digital media and society from the mundane through to the profound, from the global to the the local, to the individual. It will take a critical perspective on digital cultures, and explore topics including the datafication of everyday human relationships, the relationship between social media and politics, the changing face of digital labour and content production for media technologies, and many other key issues in our ubiquitously connected world.
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