Module Title:   Media Archaeologies

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-0273D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Film & Media

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Computing, Informatics and Media (Bradford Media School)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Ben Roberts

Additional Tutor(s):   Mark Goodall, Karen Scott

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To develop approaches, applications and issues relating to the field of media archaeology and the archaeological dimensions to media history.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
A series of initial lectures on media archaeologies is used to impart and contextualise appropriate knowledge. Working in small groups students will develop, share and apply knowledge in tutorials and reading seminars. Students will produce a comprehensive case study. Students will develop a research proposal for a case study. As part of their preparation and research, students may also make visits to relevant archives. Supplementary assessment will require repairing deficiencies in original submission.

Lectures:   16.00          Directed Study:   164.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   16.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   4.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate through applied analysis the connections between new media and the media of the past.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

analyse and interpret different kinds of media technologies.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

present academic ideas through presentations and written work.

  Other form of assessment   20%
  Assessed Tutorial
  Coursework   80%
  Essay (2000 words)

Outline Syllabus:
Introduction to media archaeologies; how to study media technologies; histories of media technologies (photography, film, sound devices, networking, TV etc.); theoretical approaches to media.

Reading List:
What is Media Archaeology?, Jussi Parikka (Polity Press, 2012).
Media Archaeology: Approaches, Applications, and Implications, Erkki Huhtamo, Jussi Parikka (Univ of California, 2011).
Media Ecologies: Materialist Energies in Art and Technoculture, Matthew Fuller (MIT, 2007).

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