Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2018 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

Subject Information
Subject Code BCM 325
Subject Name Future Cultures
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36cp at any level or DIGC202
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence MACS335 DIGC335
Assessment 1. Blogs 40% 2. Presentation 20% 3. Digital Artefact and Contextual Essay 40%
General Subject Yes.

Subject Description
This subject examines the tensions between the representation and the realities of current and future digital cultures. Students will respond to the issues raised by the presence and use of computers and networks in all aspects of contemporary social life, including communication, employment, education, art, entertainment and industry. We focus on developing advanced knowledge of the history and current conditions of cybercultures as well as information networks and the rise of new technologies, including 3D Printing, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Robotics, Automation and Social Media Platforms. Students will expand their online presence through the development and presentation of a digital artefact.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Critically analyse and discuss the implications of the texts, technologies and practices relevant to the digital environment using an appropriate theoretical framework
2. Express clearly in digital and oral form, a sophisticated analysis of the issues related to the future of digital technologies while drawing on primary and secondary sources
3. Demonstrate advanced digital literacies in the preparation and delivery of a digital artefact on a topic inspired by issues raised in the subject