PHIL 344

How to Become What you Are: The Art of Living in the Network Society

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Fall Semester
In this course we will define the characteristics of new media; social and political uses of new media and new communications; new media technologies, politics and globalisation; everyday life and new media; theories of interactivity; simulation; the new media economy; cybernetics and cyberculture; the history of automata and artificial life in order to offer students conceptual frameworks for thinking through a range of key issues which have arisen over two decades of speculation on the cultural implications of new media. The aim is to describe an art of living in the network society, which encompasses a questioning of institutions in the public sphere and the expression of the creative subject’s ability to shape its life.