Units of Study

ARIN6904 - Mobile Media and Games

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Cesar Alberto Albarran Torres
Phone: +61 2 9036 7043
Email: cesar.albarrantorres@sydney.edu.au

Description

Prominent in the mediascapes of the 21st century are two recent platforms that support practices of individualised mobility and play: networked mobile devices and computer games. This unit of study critically examines the aesthetics, politics and everyday uses of these emerging cultural technologies. We draw on new media studies, game studies and platform studies to explore themes such as the complication of leisure and work spaces, new media industries, gamification, playbour and mobile social media.

Assessments

1x1000wd review and presentation on a game/app (25%), 1x2500wd critical essay on games/mobile culture (40%), 1x1000wd written concept for game or mobile app (25%), participation (10%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

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  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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