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Media, Culture and Everyday Life - ARTS1090

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3
Excluded: MEFT1100
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 1 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable
Available for General Education: Yes (more info)


Subject Area: Media, Culture and Technology

Media and Everyday Life offers an accessible grounding in the traditions, perspectives and concepts of media studies. Starting with the familiar and the everyday, this course introduces students to the breadth of contemporary media studies from television and the tradition of mass media studies, to telephony and the study of networked media and communication technologies. With an eye on the way that television and telephony have adapted to changing realities over the decades, this course explains how media and communication technologies have transformed the rhythms of everyday life, the organisation of domestic space, the boundaries between private and public, and our sense of involvement with national and public collectivities. In addition, the course examines the concept of mediation by exploring how both television and telephony shape the experience of time, distance, immediacy and liveness.

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