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as of 6/20/2019

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND THE SELF
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of New South Wales - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectCommunication
Number & Suffix: 116
Full UC Title: DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND THE SELF 
Transcript Title: DIGITAL TECH & SELF 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course explores the ways that digital media and technologies shape our collective and individual understandings of "the self." It draws both theoretical and popular accounts of the relationship between technologies, individuals, and cultures. Students examine the continuities and discontinuities between "old" and "new" self-making practices such as journaling/blogging; and self-portraiture/selfies, to consider the ways that media and technology both shape, and are shaped by socio-cultural understandings of identity formation. Students explore the ways that technologies and media platforms constrain some "selves" and enable others. This course also considers the ways that self-making practices intersect with data-gathering practices, design processes, business models, and public policy. Topics include life-hacking and the quantified self movement, microcelebrity and branding, mediated intimacies in dating and hook-up app cultures, and biometrics and surveillance. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY AND THE SELF 
Partner University Department: Arts and Media 
Partner University Course Number: ARTS2095