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Adam Nocek
CHID 480
Seattle Campus

Special Topics: Advanced Study of the History of Ideas

Examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework with an interdisciplinary perspective. Offered: AWSp.

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Winter 2014: “Speculative Media” is an upper-division course that traces the history and theory of media from print to digital networks, paying particular attention to the formal differences each type of media contributes to modes of thought and perception. In this course, we read texts from the history and theory of media, cinema and television studies, and game studies; we screen films and television series from a wide range of genres— all in order to investigate how each form of media affects human and non-human modes of thought. Ultimately, the course asks a radical and speculative question: do media think? And if so, how?

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Amy R. Peloff
Date: 11/05/2013