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LM1: Welcome to NMAC 3108, Summer 2015

In the premier episode of the LitMUSE Podcast, Dr. Lucas welcomes all new students to NMAC 3108, summer 2015 session. He discusses the course syllabus, lessons, online courses, and what to expect. Links mentioned in this episode: LitMUSE (This web site) NMAC 3108 Syllabus, Summer 2015 Slack Twitter Engrade (Create a new account, but be sure […]

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New Media (Spring 2015)

This seminar explores our inexorable movement from atoms to bits — from the centralized media landscape of the twentieth century, to that of the current bazaar of networked digital cultures. “New Media” represents a paradigm shift in the ways we produce and consume culture, and these shifts are, in turn, changing us. This course will […]

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World Literature 1, Fall 2014

ENGL 2111, World Literature I, explores various forms of classical, non-English literary discourse from Gilgamesh through Ovid. We will focus on textual studies of the major genres of this period, epic and tragedy, how those genres influenced later literary works, and how they portray “humanist” issues throughout the Greek and Roman national literary traditions. World Literature I […]

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DH Project Evaluation

DH Project Evaluation

For this assignment you will investigate and evaluate a digital humanities project or tool and publish your analysis on the course blog. Consider the project’s methodologies, innovations, interpretive power, and design. Your aim will be to help your colleagues understand the projects’ contributions to its discipline and the interdisciplinary digital humanities community. You may choose […]

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Writing for Digital Media (Fall 2014)

Writing for Digital Media (#WritDM) teaches the writing skills necessary in the digital age, and is specifically designed for the New Media & Communications degree. This course takes for its foundational premise that digital media differs from that of print in several key ways, and because of these differences, to use digital media successfully, writers must develop specific skills for […]

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Digital Cultures (Fall 2014)

Digital Culture considers what it means to be human in the digital age. It examines several ways our world has changed since art and science have been merging in the technology of our lives. This section of HUMN 2151 “Digital Cultures” considers the intersection of the humanities and the digital world. We will examine how microprocessing […]

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DigCul Lesson 4: Posthumanism

DigCul Lesson 4: Posthumanism

Logically, if because of our technology, humans are cyborgs or transhumans, then the next stage in our evolution could be called “posthuman.” Like the postmodern in relation to the modern, we will borrow from our past, but we will also move beyond it. Futurist Ray Kurzweil calls technology “evolution by other means.” As we have […]

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DigCul Lesson 3: Cyberspace

DigCul Lesson 3: Cyberspace

Cyberspace. We use the term rarely these days — if at all — since what we used to “log on” to visit has become a part of our daily lives. Where are we when we inhabit cyberspace? This week we examine cyberculture: just where we go when we go online and the new realities that inhabit these […]

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DigCul Lesson 2: Postmodernism

DigCul Lesson 2: Postmodernism

Digital culture is an offshoot postmodernism. Therefore, this week, we examine postmodernism and other schools of interpretation. Perhaps the single dominant characteristic of postmodernism is play. It’s an intellectual practice that deconstructs, patches together, and revels in remix. The postmodern also looks for new forms of expression to give voice to alternative perspectives of the […]

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