Units of Study

ARIN2620 - Cyberworlds

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Grant Bollmer


Are online encounters different from face-to-face encounters? What is the difference between the real and the virtual?
How do online identities relate to offline identities? This unit of study introduces students to key perspectives, themes and
debates in the expanding world of online interaction and cultural production including social media, art, games, virtual
worlds, augmented reality and participatory culture. Is the term 'cyberworld' redundant in a world where online and
offline experiences, cultural forms and identities have become increasingly enmeshed?


1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1500wd report (20%), 1x1000wd case study (20%), participation (20%)


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


(18 junior credit points from (Anthropology, Art History, Computer Science, Design Computing, English, Gender and Culture Studies, History, Information Systems, Information Technology, Linguistics, Media and Communication, Psychology or Sociology)) or (18 Junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013)




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