HIST 082. Cultural Histories of Digital Media

This course first asks: is there a "prehistory" of the digital worth considering? It then moves on to the earliest cultural forms and practices associated with digital technology in the 1970s and 1980s, including video game consoles, bulletin boards (BBSs), homebrew computing, and hacking, moving on from there up to 2014. Students will engage in original research about how the history of digital culture shapes contemporary practices.
Concentrations: Capitalism, Culture and Identity
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for FMST. Concentrations: Capitalism, Culture and Identity
Spring 2025. Burke.
Catalog chapter: History  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/history

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