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Cyberculture

Code 14252
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 After learning about the (pragmatic) concept of culture, there will be inroads into the genesis of cyberculture as an academic field. From the understanding of culture and cultural processes as intersections of networks (Bolten), from the individual in constant process of exchanges and, therefore, in constant structuring of their own cultural identity, students should have the opportunity to make an analysis of social functions and satisfaction of personal needs totally made in cyberspace; as well as its impact on offline life. As theories of cyberculture and the key concepts go to spaces, as well as readings of reference works.
Syllabus 1. What is culture? - Pragmatic approach; open and closed.
2. The concept of cyberspace.
3. Historical retrospective on man and technology.
4. The cyberspace narratives.
5. Theories of cyberculture
6. Community and cyberculture
7. Identity and cyberculture
8. The body and cyberculture
9. The future of cyberspace: prospective scenarios
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.
Rüdiger, F. (2013). As teorias da cibercultura: perspectivas, questões e autores. Porto Alegre: Sulima.
Elias, H. (2007). Néon Digital: Um Discurso Sobre os Ciberespaços. Covilhã: LabCom/UBI.
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.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-04-14

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