Roger Whitson deposited DTC 375: Languages, Text, and Technology (Revised for Fall 2017) on MLA Commons 1 week, 1 day ago
“But these perceptions had to be fabricated first.”
–Friedrich Kittler, Grammophone, Film, Typewriter (1986)
DTC 375 is an introduction to the historical relationships between technology, communication, and forms of writing. The course gives students an appreciation of the technological history of media, including hands-on encounters with the components, programs, and signals that create various technological effects: from sound to graphics to characters to tactile effects. Divided into the three units exploring the history of media that most directly impacted the development of the computer (sound, vision, and text), DTC 375 explores how these media transformed our senses and our techniques of interacting with the world.