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Visual culture studies 321


 
Modulekode VKK 321
Kwalifikasie Undergraduate
Fakulteit Faculty of Humanities
Module-inhoud

Visual and virtual spaces 
Critical decoding of culturally encoded ideas and ideologies embodied in the construction of space, place, and cyberspace in selected Modernist and Postmodernist cultural practices. Topics include spaces of consumption and entertainment such as shopping malls; gender and spatiality; symbolic spaces; surveillance and the architecture of fear. Land art, environmental art and related debates are also addressed. The ways in which real space is virtualised through new technologies; the history and development of virtual reality, virtual communities, the cyborg and cyberpunk, as well as post humanism, are all engaged with specific emphasis on how embodiment and disembodiment are represented visually.

Modulekrediete 30.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 discussion class per week, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Afrikaans and English are used in one class
Department School of the Arts
Period of presentation Semester 2

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