COMM 594 - Adv Special Topcs in Comm - Machines&Comm in Pop Imaginati
Student may register for more than one section per term. Advanced topics in communication theory and research. Subject matter varies. Course Information: May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
Special Topics: Machines and Communication in the Popular Imagination. This course will explore and examine how we talk about and how we have imagined, in film, television and literature primarily, the future of human communication with machines and robots. A particular focus will be on the relationship between humans and technology, particularly with regard to matters of identity, ethics, power and agency. While it may be the case that most aspects of our lives, from the daily commute, through work and relationships, to major events such as birth and death are increasingly intertwined with new media, those technologies have been, and are being, shaped not just through engineering and design but also by the narratives imagined in books, short stories, movies, TV shows and music that sometimes precede technologies by years, decades, or even centuries. We will examine and discuss critical questions about the interplay of art, design, and engineering in the development, deployment and ad
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Course Level: Graduate