Units of Study

ARIN2620 - Cyberworlds

Summer Main, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

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

Description

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?

Assessments

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

Classes

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

Prerequisites

(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)

Prohibitions

ARIN2200

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

ARIN2620

Lecture 1

           

 

Lecture 2

           
1 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 2
2 This class runs from Week 3 to Week 6

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

ARIN2620

Lecture 3

           
3 This class runs from Week 2 to Week 6

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