Units of Study

ARIN2600 - Technocultures

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Chris Chesher


Technocultures explores how technology and culture are bound together in increasingly complex ways. Information and communication technologies in particular contribute to widespread reconfigurations of writing, sociality, politics, embodiment, aesthetics, perception, memory and thought itself. Drawing on recent critical theory and cultural research, this unit unravels the complex interplay between humans and technologies.


1x1500wd influence analysis (30%), 1x500wd discussion-leading and report (15%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), participation (15%)


ARIN2600 Course Reader.
Recommended reading:
Trend, David (2001) Reading digital culture, Malden, Mass. and Oxford: Blackwell;
Murphie, Andrew and John Potts (2003) Culture and technology, London: Palgrave MacMillan


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2


18 junior credit points



Additional Information

As part of the 2014 curriculum review this unit of study has been replaced by ARIN3610. This unit of study will not be offered again.


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