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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2018


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    DMS 201LEC - Green Media
    Lecture
    Green Media ANS Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   23524   Enrollment Capacity:   50
    Section:   ANS   Enrollment Total:   40
    Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   10
    Dates:   01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018   Status:   OPEN WITH RESERVES
    Days, Time:   M W , 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM
    Room:   Cfa 112 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
    Reserve Capacities
    Description Enrollment Capacity Enrollment Total  
    Media Study: Seats Reserved 10 10  
    Force Reg: Seats Reserved 10 0  
    Comments
    Green Media 201 Contemporary media constructs our understanding of nature and reflects our fears and fantasies about rapidly changing environmental conditions. My Green Media courses analyze projects, (fictional & fact-based) that investigate our relationship to climate change, pollution, environmental justice, wildlife extinction. The courses interpret the word media broadly to include film, games, social media, media-art, big data visualization, simulation and sensing. They look at eco-media issues that unpack questions of the consciousness-raising power of media; material perspectives that trace the physical impact of our media obsessions; biopolitical questions of human/non-human boundaries; and affect-theory-driven examinations of eco- optimism, pessimism, gaia-ism, nihilism. As the anthropocene draws on
      Course Description
    Polar bears pacing frantically on melting ice; SUVs gloriously conquering mountain terrain; post-civilization humans struggling for survival on a devastated earth: contemporary media reflects our fears and fantasies about our rapidly changing environment. This course analyzes fictional and documentary media that investigate our relationship to nature: climate change, pollution, environmental justice, wildlife extinction. The course interprets the word media broadly to include film, games, social media, media-art, big data visualization, simulation and sensing. It examines the consciousness-raising power of film, media and journalism; traces the ecological impact of our obsession with the latest media device; and ponders the relationship between our feelings about our changing planet (denial, engagement, optimism, hopelessness) and our actions.
      Instructor(s)
                 Anstey, J R look up    
                 Vaubel, S L look up    
      On-line Resources
    Other Courses Taught By: Anstey, J R