This section of HUMN 2151 “Digital Humanities” will look at the intersection of the humanities and the digital world. We will look at how traditional approaches to the study and creation of cultural texts are being influenced and changed by microprocessing technologies. Our study will begin in the latter part of the twentieth century, include a primer of postmodernism, and focus on new media approaches to cultural production and consumption.
All of the specific assignments and coursework will take place on iTunes U and Humanities Online. Students will make accounts and receive their iPads during orientation the first week of class.
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The following two texts will be available in the MSC book store, but you may also order a hard copy via Amazon via the first links below. However, for this section of the course, I would prefer you purchase the digital copy to be read and annotated on your iPad.
- Sterling, Bruce. Tomorrow Now. (2002). [Hard Copy | Digital Copy]
- Vinge, Vernor. Rainbows End. (2010). [Hard Copy | Digital Copy]
- Various handouts, short stories, and essays for your iPad.
In addition to these books, several downloadable PDFs will also be required. See the syllabus below.