New Media & New Technologies

Course description New Media & New Technologies
Year: 2017-2018
Catalog number: 4383NMNT5
Teacher(s):
  • Dr. Peter v.d. Putten
Language: English
Blackboard: No
EC: 5
Level: 500
Period: Semester 2, Block III, IV
Hours of study: 34:00 hrs
  • Yes Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • Yes Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission Requirements

Bachelor diploma

Description

In new media one trend, technology or fad quickly follows the next. For anyone with an interest in media technology it is important to be up to date with the latest and greatest, from augmented reality to social networking, and from three dimensional printing to location aware services. However it is equally important to be able to critically reflect on these trends, to identify what is really novel and what is merely a hype.
This course covers a range of the latest new media technologies and concepts, organized by more timeless themes such as new media history, social relationships, space and intelligent perception and action, so that these technologies can be placed into perspective. The course is a mix of lectures and practical assignments, and students are asked to create a product that incorporates a new technology or concept and motivate why it is not just a gimmick or hype.

Course Objectives

To understand new media and technologies, and to critically reflect upon them

Time Table

The dates are included in the Media Technology calendar

Mode of Instruction

Lectures, lab, self study and exhibition

Assessment Method and Grading

Project 1:25 % + Project 2: 25% + Final project (exhibition): 50%

Blackboard

Not applicable

Reading List

Study materials will be provided by the lecturer during the course

Registration

Via program coordinator Media Technology: Nanda Milbreta: mediatechnology@leiden.edu, 071-527 6994

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Contact Information

Nanda Milbreta: mediatechnology@leiden.edu

Important Links

Curriculum link
http://mediatechnology.leiden.edu/programme/curriculum/new-media-new-technologies

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