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Spring 2020
May 10, 2021
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MCM 1204K - From Analog to Analogue: Digitality and Ephemerality in Audiovisual Archives
This seminar explores histories of moving image and sound archives in relation to social movements, technological change, and philosophies of cultural memory and value that dictate the content of archives and shape perceptions of their use value. We begin by exploring archives as physical entities (buildings), structures of information (catalogs, databases, finding aids) and arbiters of meaning (collections). We also consider enterprises that increasingly present themselves as archives of our contemporary selves and collective existence: Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube, Twitter. As well as exploring these issues historically and theoretically, we will visit local archives and engage in hands on activities.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 1.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Filming/Screening, Primary Meeting
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Modern Culture and Media Department

Course Attributes:
DIAP-Race, Gender & Inequality, Writing - Designated Courses

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