HIST 3059 - Digital Worlds: Past, Present and Future

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021

The digital revolution is transforming the world at an ever-increasing pace. As a result, the current generation of young people will experience more change in their lifetimes than any generation of human beings who have ever lived. This course explores this digital revolution and its social, political, economic, philosophical, biological and environmental implications. In particular, we study the impact of digital technologies on the organisation of knowledge and the conduct of academic research. The course is highly interactive, and students are encouraged to focus on those aspects of the digital revolution that are most relevant to their chosen disciplines. Students will also get hands-on experience of working with digital technologies to engage with intellectual problems. Students will emerge from the course, not only with enhanced technical skills, but with a deeper understanding of the two-way relationship between technology and society.

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