Vision and Technology

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Vision and Technology

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, Media Studies, Photography, Radio - Television - Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Theory - No portfolio required.
    Examines lens-based media including photography, film and digital imaging, to develop a critical understanding of the way that representation and its associated technologies shape historical and contemporary ideas of subjectivity. It examines Cartesian notions of the self, and the basis of these ideas in linear perspective models. Other theoretical models, such as Lacanian and post-Lacanian theories of the Gaze, are also used to consider the ways in which identity is structured through visual representation. These ideas are re-thought with reference to more recent work on affect, embodiment, and mechanized vision.
    Assessment: Reflective Text (25%) ; Essay (75%). *All transcripts are issued in UK credits.

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