Units of Study

ARIN3610 - Technology and Culture

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Chris Chesher


Technology and Culture analyses the relationships between technological developments and cultural change, with a particular focus on digital media. This unit of study interrogates the changing conceptions of technology in society by tracing the influence of key works in the critical Humanities and social sciences. Through close readings and provocative discussion of advanced texts, students explore the significance of technology in social power, identity, gender, social shaping, class, space, assemblages, actor-networks, experience, thought, time, and the future.


1x1500wd influence analysis (30%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x500wd report (20%), tutorial participation (10%)


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


12 senior credit points from (Digital Cultures, Anthropology, Art History, Computer Science, Design Computing, English, Gender and Culture Studies, History, Information Systems, Information Technology, Linguistics, Media and Communication, Psychology or Sociology)




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