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Cyberculture

Code 10960
Year 2
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Communication Sciences
Entry requirements -
Mode of delivery Theoretical Teaching. So that the contents for the semester stand explained and structured, the subtopics are linked to authors. Students will be evaluated according to positive participation in the classroom, behavior, attendance and written tests.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes The syllabus of this curricular unit includes subjects in the scope of the new media and the emerging culture related to the web. The program aims to provide the student with the skills to interpret and relate information about cyberculture, articulating concepts and readings that allow him to understand digital culture, in its communicational, technological and social domain. The syllabus also aims to stimulate reflection and critical thinking.
Syllabus 1. Introduction to cyberculture - mindmapping and concepts

2. Digital natives

3. Screen archetypes

4. App generation

5. Culture of convergence

6. Transmedia storytelling

7. Virtual reality and augmented reality

8. Public and private in mobile communications

9. Culture and communication in the network society
Main Bibliography Bauman, Z. (2014). Vigilância líquida. Diálogos com David Lyon. Zahar.
Bell, D. (2001). An Introduction to Cybercultures. London: Routledge.
Castells, M. (2004). A galáxia Internet, Lisboa, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
Dennis, E., Defleur, M. L. (2010). Understanding Media in The Digital Age. Allyn & Bacon: EUA.
Elias, H. (2007). Néon Digital: Um Discurso Sobre os Ciberespaços. Covilhã: LabCom/UBI.
Ganito, C. (2019). “Desligar da rede: A influência da cultura digital sobre a privacidade, a memória e a morte”. In Revista Electra, Nº 8. Lisboa: Fundação EDP, pp. 81-90.
Jenkins, H. (2006). Convergence Culture. New York University Press.
Lévy, P. (1997). Cibercultura. Lisboa: Instituto Piaget.
Palfrey, J., Gasser, U. (2008). Born digital - understanding the first generation of digital natives. New York: Perseus.
Turkle, S. (2013). Alone Together. Why we expect more from technology and less from each other. The Perseus Books Group.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Through reading, interpreting and commenting the texts, tutorial sessions, viewing audiovisual material and consequent discussion, participation is promoted in order to promote the development of their capacity for investigation, reflection and argumentation. The performance of individual or group work, in class and outside class, seeks to encourage autonomy and critical sense. The written test will validate whether the student has acquired skills in terms of knowledge and understanding of the contents.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-06-17

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