Introduction to Cybercultures MAC129
Aka Web Studies+ <ul><li>In the past (when?), this module has also been thought of as Geek Studies </li></ul><ul><li>“ It ...
LEARNING OUTCOMES: <ul><li>On successful completion of the module, students will have demonstrated: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
CONTENT SYNOPSIS: <ul><li>Week 1: Introduction to the module (RJ) </li></ul><ul><li>Week 2: Introduction to Cyberculture (...
Staff Teaching on this module: <ul><li>Robert Jewitt (Module Leader):  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address]   </li></ul><...
Assessment information  <ul><li>  1 x 2000 word written assignment (worth 100%) </li></ul><ul><li>  From one of the follow...
<ul><li>YOU MUST ALSO SUBMIT AN ELECTRONIC COPY OF YOUR ESSAY VIA WEBCT VISTA/SUNSPACE </li></ul><ul><li>SUBMISSION DATE A...
SunSpace (aka WebCT) <ul><li>http://sunspace.sunderland.ac.uk/   </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Introduction to Cybercultures MAC129
  2. 2. Aka Web Studies+ <ul><li>In the past (when?), this module has also been thought of as Geek Studies </li></ul><ul><li>“ It will never catch on!” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Prof. Sue Thornham, ex Associate Dean for Media at Sunderland; now Head of School at Sussex) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Now, the Internet is a central part of daily life </li></ul>
  3. 3. LEARNING OUTCOMES: <ul><li>On successful completion of the module, students will have demonstrated: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts and issues necessary for further study in this area; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>an understanding of the history and key concepts of cyberculture; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the ability to apply these concepts in the critical analysis of various forms of cyberculture; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>skills of written presentation. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. CONTENT SYNOPSIS: <ul><li>Week 1: Introduction to the module (RJ) </li></ul><ul><li>Week 2: Introduction to Cyberculture (RJ) </li></ul><ul><li>Week 3: History of Computing (NP) </li></ul><ul><li>Week 4: History of the Internet (NP) </li></ul><ul><li>Week 5: Digital Games & Representation (RJ) </li></ul><ul><li>Week 6: News & New(s) Media (RJ) </li></ul><ul><li>Week 7: Hackers & Political Hacktivism (RJ) </li></ul><ul><li>Week 8: Independent Study Week </li></ul><ul><li>Week 9: Social Networking & Surveillance (RJ) </li></ul><ul><li>Week 10: My Tiny Life: Virtual Homesteads on the New Frontier (JPG) </li></ul><ul><li>Week 11: The Long Tail: the Future of Business? (RJ) </li></ul><ul><li>Week 12: Web 2.0: the future of cyberculture? (RJ)  </li></ul>
  5. 5. Staff Teaching on this module: <ul><li>Robert Jewitt (Module Leader): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Neil Perryman: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>John Paul Green: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  6. 6. Assessment information <ul><li>  1 x 2000 word written assignment (worth 100%) </li></ul><ul><li>  From one of the following topics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cyberculture history & methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cybercommunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cybersubscultures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cyberculture & digital gaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cyberculture & politics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cyberculture & broadcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cyberculture & popular culture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Essay titles will be given to you in class time and via WebCT/Sunspace in week 6. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>YOU MUST ALSO SUBMIT AN ELECTRONIC COPY OF YOUR ESSAY VIA WEBCT VISTA/SUNSPACE </li></ul><ul><li>SUBMISSION DATE AND TIME: Tuesday 12 th January 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>PLACE OF SUBMISSION: Assignment Services, Prospect building and online via SunSpace </li></ul>
  8. 8. SunSpace (aka WebCT) <ul><li>http://sunspace.sunderland.ac.uk/ </li></ul>
  9. 9. Download the module guide
  10. 10. Check out the discussion space
  11. 11. Check out the discussion space
  12. 12. Check out the discussion space
  13. 13. Check out the discussion space
  14. 14. Join the Facebook group
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