Why do documentary films get made? What do their makers hope these films will do in the world? Does the film released in a multiplex do something categorically different in the world from the one released online? How do stories get told across what might otherwise just be a series of talking heads?
What is film? Why do we watch film? How do films “work” on viewers? What is the relationship between film and other artistic media?
The zombie threatens to devour us, but in an altogether different way from the machine. Machines take our flesh away. Zombies, which are the epitome of flesh, proffer it back.
In this course, we will think about what it is to be human and about how the human is being transformed by rapid advances in technology.
The texts in this course will help us examine what it is to be human.
This course explores hypertext and electronic literature. Students consider the nature and form of major literary archive projects and experiment with hypertext writing and design for new media.