ST-New Media Technologies & Social Change
This course addresses main debates and perspectives on the economic and social transformation associated with the spread of new media technologies, from various forms of collaborative and social software, to mobile phones and wireless broadband delivery systems. Assuming a social shaping of technology approach, we will examine topics such as: peer to peer networks and emerging forms of social production; mobile phones, social networks and social protest; and broadband delivery systems, social inequalities and the digital divide. The course will provide participants with tools to critically assess and engage these debates, identifying their implications for social research and public policy.
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