Courses / Graduate

Fall 2024

  • Graduate Topics in Film – Technics

    240 004 | CCN: 32665

    Nicholas Baer

    Location: Dwinelle 282

    Date and Time: W 1:00pm - 3:59pm

    4 Units

    Contemporary developments such as algorithmic media and generative AI are lending renewed urgency to the “question concerning technology (Technik).” In this seminar, we will reexamine the ideas of thinkers who have shaped, challenged, and extended our understandings of technics, including Walter Benjamin, Martin Heidegger, Ursula Le Guin, Bernhard Siegert, Gilbert Simondon, Bernard Stiegler, and Sylvia Wynter. Moreover, we will consider cutting-edge theoretical, historiographical, and methodological reflections on media technologies in the digital age, engaging with the latest work in fields such as film and media studies, digital humanities, science and technology studies, and the philosophy of technology.