|Instructor Info:||Sonya Donaldson|
In this course we will consider a number of issues regarding the nature of our relationship to technology. Through examinations of African American speculative fiction, visual literature, "social" media, and music, we will examine broad questions about the impact of technology on culture and its intersections with race, class, gender, and sexuality. We will tease out questions such as: How does technology help us define ourselves? How has technology influenced our consideration of "human" and "humanity"? We will explore theoretical conceptions of "the body" and "the self," and move toward a current understanding of who we are in relation to technology. Students will complete a collaborative project that is digital in nature.
Additional required readings will include the following:
A note on films, TV show episodes.], and the music list: You should watch on your own (I have placed reserves and requests in the library), take notes, and come prepared to discuss.
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