COURSE Code: HUMA 039
The beginning of the 21st century has seen a radical shift away from actual, physical processes to virtual, digital ones. This transition has had a major impact in the way we understand information, social relationships, entertainment, communication, time, and space, and is transforming the way we experience the world, each other, and ourselves. This course explores the implications and meaning of the transition to a digital culture, employing a multi-disciplinary approach by providing philosophical, sociological, and historical tools with which you may investigate and critique the modern digital world. Some of the areas covered include communication, video games, social networking, viral information, music, simulation, cybermorality, sexuality, the cyborg body, and artificial intelligence.