MCS331H1: The Materiality of Information


This course looks at the material culture of information from a global historical perspective. It explores the roots of our modern understanding of information through a series of case studies and practical activities like learning to write cuneiform characters on clay tablets, and cutting quill pens. These practical activities are framed by discussions of the material and cultural factors that influenced the development of information technologies throughout history.

Completion of 9.0 credits
MCS330H1 (Topics in Material Culture: Materiality of Information), offered in Fall 2023
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)