ANT 393 • E-Society: Computer-Mediated Communication
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
The aim of this course is to explore relationships between computer technology, communication and culture, particularly how new communities and new forms of sociality and interaction are emerging through new communication technologies. This will be accomplished through reading a variety of ethnographic studies and theoretical work, and through analyzing particular sites. We will focus on the role of language in creating new technologically mediated relationships, including the role of everyday language in shaping the nature of technological knowledge, the cultural organization of information and of technological systems, new forms of political participation, gaming, multi-modal forms of communication, and socializing participants in new computer-mediated activities.