• Offered by School of Art and the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject New Media Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Catherine Summerhayes
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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This interdisciplinary later year course is part of the specialism minor in New Media Studies. The course consists of a 2 hour weekly reading and discussion seminar. The focus in Digital Cultures is on analysing and critiquing the convergence of cultural practices that are emerging and constantly developing from the use of digital technologies.  Discussion topics include:

  • activism, copyright, privacy
  • cultural and technological convergence in new media formats, eg personal mobile computers/phones
  • adaptation between platforms, remediation
  • performances - both live and virtual in computer gaming, social networks and in theatrical and cinematic formats
  • transcultural communication and issues of accessibility through digital media
  • digital art
  • social websites of Web 2.0: You Tube, Facebook
  • the emergence of new formats in the web and internet 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Course seminars will offer participation group discussions on the development of students' individual research projects and, and in conjunction with the assessment process, will develop a high level of intellectual and practical expertise in
  2.  research,
  3. oral presentation of ideas,
  4. analysis and
  5. individual project development in the field of digital media texts and practices.

Indicative Assessment


Reading Presentation and Paper on a weekly prescribed reading (1000 words) 30%

Research Project Proposal (600 words) 25%

Research Project (3000 words) 45%

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24 hours of seminars

1 hour of preparation for seminar

Prescribed Texts


Lister, Martin et al. (2009). New Media: a critical introduction, Second Edition, London and New York: Routledge.



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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
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Year Fee
1994-2003 $3126
2004 $3132
2005 $3132
2006 $3132
2007 $3132
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4709 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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