New Forms of Media (Aug – Dec 2019)

This module is a core for BSc Communication Studies Yr 3

Class in the Room 1.7 NAC on Tuesdays from 8.00 to 11.00 for lectures and in the Mediacom Studio for practicals.
This module has been rescheduled for Fridays at 8h30 in room 1.7 at The Core Building in Ébène.

Module Specification Sheet

13th August 2019
Introduction to New Media

20th August 2019
We carry on with the Introduction, then discuss Manovich’s notes on new media and the History of ICT.

27th August 2019
No class as I am on sick leave. Please read through the lecture notes which have already been uploaded.

30th August 2019
Class at 8h30 in room 1.7 at The Core Building in Ébène. We discuss lecture notes already uploaded.

6th September 2019
Please bring your updated stats on the state of ICT in the world and in Mauritius.
We discuss notes from Manovich, then
The Coming of Age of IT & the New Economy.

13th September 2019
We finish discussing notes from Manovich. We also discuss notes on The Coming of Age of IT & the New Economy.
Handout to be read: New Media History by Patrice Flichy.

20th September 2019
We discuss the chapter by Flichy and do a quiz based on the handout. Please join the Google Classroom where the quiz has been uploaded (code has been sent on the UOM class mailing list)
We discuss also The Technophilia vs Technophobia debate.

Next handout to be read:
Technological revolutions and techno-economic paradigms by Carlota Perez.

27th September 2019
No class due to Students Activity Week.

4th October 2019
We discuss the quiz which was done on Google Classroom based on the chapter by Flichy (Grades have been released online).

We discuss the next lecture notes: New Media, New Theory? and Web 2.0

Next handout to be read:
– Introduction of the book ‘La Révolte du Pronetariat’ by Joël de Rosnay. Please note that the whole book is freely available at http://www.pronetariat.com/

11th October 2019
We discuss the two quizzes which were uploaded on Google Classroom. Please ensure that you complete the quiz based on the Carlota Perez handout before coming to class.

Classwork on the The evolution of the Internet from decentralised to centralized

Additional reading:
We the Media by Dan Gilmor
What is web 2.0? by Tim O’Reilly

18th October 2019
We discuss the two quizzes which were on Google Classroom and all handouts which have been given since the last few weeks. We will do some classwork based on these (please make sure you have read before coming to class).

All teams should also bring their work in progress for the digital report on themes which have been identified last week. We will discuss the way forward.

Additional reading:
The Long Tail by Chris Anderson

25th October 2019
Please note that we will be in the Mediacom Studio as from 9h. Please try to be punctual.

All teams should bring their draft (texts, images, charts, videos) for the digital report.
We discuss the new quizzes which were on Google Classroom and all handouts which have not yet been discussed as well as some past exam papers and the following document:
Opinion Paper Law on Social Media (Fake Profiles, Fake News and other Harmful Digital Communications) [LRC_R&P 126, Sep 2018]

1st November 2019
No class due to public holiday

8th November 2019
We will be in the Mediacom Studio. All teams to bring their advanced work for the digital report to be put online.

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