This unit examines the social, political and ethical dimensions associated with changes to popular culture driven by technological advancements. Students will engage with contemporary academic debates and analyse existing theoretical paradigms through practical case studies centred on pop culture.
Throughout this unit we address three fundamental questions:
1. How does pop culture shape society?
2. How is pop culture shaped by technology in turn?
3. What are the new ethical issues or concerns emerging from the convergence of pop culture and technology?