Mobile and Ubiquitous Media

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mobile and Ubiquitous Media

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Media and Journalism, Media Studies, Social Media

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    40 points in MDIA 200-299

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    This course examinesthe definition, development, and normalisation of ubiquitous media. Students will trace the genealogy of ubiquitous media by examining the emergence of the network society, the development of social media, mobile media and apps, and the pervasiveness of big data and algorithms. They will then critically examine the relationship between ubiquitous media and a range of sociocultural issues including identity, space/place, digital labour, and commercialisation.

    Course learning objectives
    Students who pass this course should be able to:

    • Critically analyse the relationship between ubiquitous and mobile media, society, and culture.
    • Articulate the relationships between technology, industry, production, and consumption.
    • Examine the role of the audience/user in the development and consumption of mobile and ubiquitous media.
    • Identify and examine sources for the study of technology and culture.
    • Demonstrate competency in the literacies of academic research, writing and argumentation.

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