Digital Living: Identities and Complexities
calendar_month 29 Iul 2015, 00:00
In this course, participants will explore the topic of digital living by reading and discussing key issues, concepts, and theories of identity in digital contexts.Attitudes about social media and the forms of social life that emerge with them range from enthusiastic to suspicious. Scholars discuss the issues in different ways. On the one hand, we benefit greatly from our connection to technologies. People can experiment with new personae, new social communities. We have access to more information than ever before, which allows us to acquire more in-depth knowledge, if we seek it out. On the other hand, the %E2%80%9Calways on%E2%80%9D state of the mobile internet (smart phones, e.g.) plus the rise of social networking sites (Facebook and Twitter, e.g.) prompts many critiques. Are we better off? What happens when our everyday activities via the internet are under surveillance? How do the algorithms of Google influence what we are exposed to?The course will take up these questions and issues. Students will read contributions from internationally leading scholars in order to investigate %E2%80%98digital living%E2%80%99 and the opportunities and challenges that come with social media and the internet.

Course leader
Teacher: Annette Markham:

Target group
Bachelor's level.Bachelor students with an interest in identity in digital contexts.

Fee info
EUR 333: Price: Students holding a preapproval including exchange students do not pay for the course.ONLY Free-mover students and Tomplads students MUST pay for the course: Danish and EU/ES (tomplads): 333 EURNON-EU-ES students (free-mover): 2100 EURBooks, course materials, social programme, and housing are not included in the tuition fee. Also be aware of course specific expenses mentioned in the description.

No scholarships available.

Aarhus University
Address: International Centre, H%C3%B8egh Guldbergsgade 4-6
Postal code: 8000
City: Aarhus
Country: Denmark
Phone: +4551335274