2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CSAC 256 - Do-It-Yourself-Media

This course explores the shapes and themes of “do-it-yourself” media. We examine cases of DIY media, in which non-professionals utilize affordable, accessible technology to produce zines, radio, videos, music or websites, and consider both the experiences of, and reasons behind production. Alongside case studies of practice, we explore themes of DIY media through readings of critical theory. By considering DIY production through the theoretical angles of technological politics, the influence of place on communication, the experience of mediated communities, cultural resistance, and social networks, we pursue a thorough analysis of our topic in an effort to understand the contexts, motives, and ethics of DIY production.

Anticipated Terms Offered: varied