DMA 163: Narrative - Winter 2019
How does the equilibrium of labor and time change when technology is introduced: from the invention of the wheel to artificial intelligence, how have our ideas of technology’s emancipatory potentials changed over the decades? Does technology have the capacity to solve our problems, introduce new problems, or entail a perfect combination of both? In this course, these and more questions are discussed, as cinema and history remind us of instances where technology was framed in relation to a utopia or dystopia and the wide range of possibilities in between. The works of film and video, games, readings and discussions throughout this course are opportunities to analyze technology’s emancipatory potentials, and put them in perspective, which will give us a better understanding of our current moment, as well as our expectations of the future.