By the end of this course, you will:

  1. Understand technology and new media as historical rather than exclusively recent phenomenon;
  2. Analyze books and other textual technologies as material objects and within their social contexts;
  3. Experiment with a range of textual technologies, both historical and modern;
  4. Examine interplays, both thematic and material, between literary works and contemporaneous technological innovations;
  5. Draw parallels between literary studies and diverse fields such as information science, computer science, communications, and media studies;
  6. Develop emerging proficiency exploring textual data with the computer language R;
  7. and Create original, creative research projects that consciously use media to convey their messages.