Special Topics in Film Genre – “Thinking with Eco-Media”
171 001 | CCN: 31237
This course analyzes fictional and documentary media that investigate our relationship to nature: climate change, pollution, environmental justice, wildlife extinction. The course interprets the word media broadly to include film, games, social media, media-art, big data visualization, simulation, and sensing. We will examine how environmentalism and its attending sense of crisis have been conceptualized and communicated in various media. Drawing upon recent works in media theory and ecocriticism, we will also explore emergent forms of eco-media that provide alternative pathways for thinking, feeling, and acting in response to our shared precarity.