Media in Transition

An illustrated image of Blanche Walsh, as Juliet from Romeo and Juliet, holding a Nook color.

Actress Blanche Walsh (January 4, 1873 – October 31, 1915) holding a Nook color. The image of Walsh is based on an 1889 lithograph. (Photo courtesy of Mike Licht on Flickr. CC-BY)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

CMS.801

As Taught In

Fall 2012

Level

Graduate

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Course Features

Course Description

This course centers on historical eras in which the form and function of media technologies were radically transformed. It includes consideration of the "Gutenberg Revolution," the rise of modern mass media, and the "digital revolution," among other case studies of media transformation and cultural change. Readings are in cultural and social history and historiographic method.

Archived Versions

Ravel, Jeffrey. CMS.801 Media in Transition, Fall 2012. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/comparative-media-studies/cms-801-media-in-transition-fall-2012 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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