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AMCS 330 - Topics In Amcs: Virtual And Physical Bodies: Digital Practice And Sensory Experience

NFL players taking a knee, footage of Beyoncé's 2018 Coachella performance, and the sounds of western opera in a gentrifying neighborhood of Los Angeles. These posts exist within the screens of our smartphones, tablets, or laptops; however, we do not always consider how these digital spaces translate into physical ones. To whom do the voices we scroll past belong? What narratives do they preserve? Whose voices are silent? How do certain platforms such as Insta Stories, YouTube and create spaces for specific identities, and how do these identities transition from digital to physical space? This course investigates the role of sensorial practices in digital culture while considering questions of representation, disenfranchisement, and access. After approaching digital culture in the United States through the digital divide, we will examine how virtual and physical bodies sound identity in digital space. We will do this by first focusing on the role of livestreaming in contemporary American musical performance using digital platforms, and then move to analyses of digitally facilitated protest movements such as school walkouts (California Immigration Protests 2006 and National School Walkout 2018), Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, and others. This discussion and readings-driven course will teach students to apply unique frameworks to social problems and will give students the tools to critically analyze multiple forms of media. Course assignments will include the creation of a short podcast, a midterm and final paper. American Culture Studies (AMCS) is a multidisciplinary program that provides both a broader context for study in different fields and a deeper understanding of American culture in all of its complexities.
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Fall 2019, Spring 2017
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