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Undergraduate Handbook

Screen Culture - SAHT3614
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Campus: College of Fine Arts Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3
Excluded: SAHT9209
Fee Band: 1 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


Information and screen culture is central to the shaping of the political and economic structures and cultural experience of contemporary global society. The impact of screen culture is pervasive and deeply integrated into everyday life and yet digital media are also capable of generating and communicating complex and highly critical cultural insights. Topics covered in this subject include authorship, virtual communities, utopianism, cyberculture, gaming, interactivity, privacy, censorship and intellectual property. Social responsibility and ethical action in digital media practice is explored through a critical understanding of the significance and impact of screen culture.

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