Media Archaeology, Digital Humanities, and the Archives

Instructors: Caro Pinto and Shaun Trujillo

Course Dates: January 3- 16, 2014

Class Meeting Times: Friday (Jan. 3 only), Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 am – 12 noon

Location: Art Building, Room 211

Credits: 1

Tuition: $400

This seminar will introduce students to computational thinking, digital humanities, and code as text. Students will use digital forensics tools to analyze and recover information from new and old media sources, practice basic command line coding, and investigate contemporary trends in computing and programming. The main purpose of this course is to prepare students to work on digital humanities and Web-based projects. The course will provide a conceptual framework for considering media as cultural artifacts as well as a practical introduction to techniques, processes, and tools for hands-on investigation of computers, media, and digital objects.