Network Cultures

MDA60011, formerly HAM431 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn

Duration

  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 3 Hours per Week

Prerequisites

Nil - except for postgraduate Multimedia students who must successfully complete HAM405 The Media in Australia before studying HAM431.

Aims and objectives

The aim of this subject is to introduce students to key issues relating to electronic media technologies. In particular, it aims to provide them with frameworks for understanding the genealogies of new media and their relationships to older technologies. Students will be asked such questions as:  What is a medium?  What is technology?  What is culture?  How do these interact with each other?

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014. Please ensure that you check the unit entry for the correct 2014 unit code.