I am very excited to be teaching a new graduate class this summer and I wanted to share the syllabus. The class teaches new media theory, media industries approaches, and cultural studies by examining narratives about the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential Election.
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As society moves forward, more and more advances in all aspects of our world continue to develop. Whether this is a cure to a chronic illness, housing for the homeless or simply achieving equal pay rates between genders, it is undeniable that our world is constantly evolving. 967 more words
McLuhan’s (1988) tetrad mode of evaluating media effects provides a solid foundation for gauging the value and impacts of different media developments. However, its relevance to the modern digital age can be seen to wane in light of the increasingly complex interrelations between new media and technologies. 509 more words
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This post argues that the modern video game bears a unique affinity to contemporary convergence culture. Recognizing this affinity will improve our understanding of the video game as well as the media culture framing it. 2,223 more words