CMS.876 History of Media and Technology

As taught in: Spring 2005

A US World War II propaganda poster showing a Nazi/Japanese monster destroying the Statue of Liberty.
A US World War II propaganda poster. (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, image by US Office of War Information.)




Prof. Beth Coleman

Course Description

History of Media and Technology addresses the mutually influential histories of communications media and technological development, focusing on the shift from analog to digital cultures that began mid-century and continues to the present. The approach the series takes to the study of media and technology is a multifaceted one that includes theoretical and philosophical works, histories canonical and minority, literature and art, as well as hands-on production issues toward the advancement of student projects and research papers. The topic for this term is Eternal War.