Jun 25, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue

DAAT 260 History of Media and Technology

College of Art, Media & Design

3 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

This course examines the chronological evolution of digital technology and its application by the aesthetic community. Starting with the mid-1940s, we examine the convergence of scientific, military, and political environments that spawned the employment of digital technology. We discuss the enhancement, exploitation, and embracing of digital technology by the corporate and aesthetic communities. We consider the invention of the personal computer and its ancillary products and how digital technologies are applied in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, manufacturing, cognitive psychology, and the arts. Pioneers in all fields are identified and examined.

Prerequisites COMP*101 or COMP*111

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a discipline history elective, critical studies elective, or free elective requirement.

This course is equated with the following courses: DAAT*260, MMDI*250