Media, Culture, Networks and Technology

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January 2-6, 2019

Guest scholar:  Steven Jones, University of South Florida


How have technological changes in our culture changed the ways we think about our world and how we interact with people, data, and objects (and the networks that connect them)? Ten to fifteen years ago, according to novelist William Gibson, cyberspace everted—turned itself inside out, as the network spilled out into the physical world we move through every day. This eversion marks a major shift in the way we imagine the digital network: from a place apart to a part of the world -- from a transcendent virtual reality to a mundane mixed reality. With the eversion, it’s now taken for granted that digital data are everywhere, all around us here in the physical world. In this seminar, we’ll focus on texts, video games, and new media as examples and representations of the eversion, the new digital humanities, or both. We'll take an eclectic approach, drawing on media archaeology, cultural studies, literary criticism, and still-emerging digital humanities methods, including data analysis and visualization, locative scholarship and art, augmented reality and electronic literature, digital gaming, and 3D printing.

  • Enrollment through your home campus
  • OSLEP provides all required reading materials at no additional cost - NO books to buy!
  • Housing and meals provided
Dr. Steven Jones