ART-1080 FYS: iMe: Reinventing Yourself in the Digital Age

3 credits

Prerequisite: Open to first-year students only.

Have you ever uploaded a photo to Facebook, viewed cats from around the world on Youtube, or conquered a video game with online teammates? Digital technology is making it easier than ever to express yourself and communicate on a global scale. With the advent of virtual realities like Second Life, you can reach beyond globalism and enter the realm of total imagination. With all of these exciting changes, how do you navigate this new world? In this seminar, we will explore technology's role in our lives. Through an interdisciplinary approach, we will examine science, art, and literature's take on topics including Web 2.0, cybernetics, and virtual reality. We will look at how these topics have influenced robotics, viral videos, and most importantly, you. This is a first-year seminar course and meets the First-Year Seminar requirement of the GECC.