Social and interactive media, 15 credits, 2017
During the course social and interactive media is studied theoretically, empirically and design-oriented. After an introduction of the object of study, we will work with three main perspectives: first an individual perspektiv on social media with focus on identity, then a social perspektiv with focus on power and participation, and last a design perspective with focus on spreadability and social interaction.
|17/1||13-16||MA136||The history of social media||FM|
|19/1||13-16||MA136||A critical perspective on social media||RH|
|23/1||13-16||MC313||Critical analysis of social media||RH|
|25/1||9-12||MA378||Social media and identity||FM|
|30/1||13-16||MC313||Social media and power structures||FM|
|8/2||11.00-12||MC313||Introduction to project work||RH|
|16/2||10.00-11||HCI-lab||Progress report 1: Project planning||RH|
|20/2||13-16||MC413||On participation in social media||FM|
|22/2||13-15||HCI-lab||Progress report 2: Project execution||RH|
|13/3||9-15||MA156||Presentation of empirical study||FM|
|10/3||13-15||HCI-lab||Progress report 3: Project closing||RH|
|14/3||13-16||MC313||Design for spreadability||FM|
|16/3||13-15||MC313||Project presentation rehearsal||All|
|17/3||13-16||MC313||Project presentations and course evaluation||All|
Fuchs, Christian (2014). Social Media. A Critical Introduction. London: SAGE Publicactions.
Hampton, K.N., Rainie, L., Lu, W., Dwyer, M., Shin, I., & Purcell, K. (2014). Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence.’ Pew Research Center, Washington, DC. Open Access: http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/08/26/social-media-and-the-spiral-of-silence/
Jenkins, Henry, Ford, Sam & Green, Joshua (2013). Spreadable media. Creating value and meaning in a networked culture. New York: New York University Press.
Noelle-Neumann, Elisabeth (1984). The spiral of silence: public opinion, our social skin. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. Kapitel 1. (Provided by the department.)
Walker Rettberg, Jill (2014). Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves. New York: Palgrave. Open Access: http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/doifinder/10.1057/9781137476661
The course has two examinations. Examination 1 contains five individual assignments and Examination 2 contains one group assignment. The assignments shall be submitted in different times during the course. More information on the examinations and the assignments will be presented both in Cambro and at the introduction of the course when the course starts.