SDS246H1: Queer Digital Media Studies



What does sexuality have to do with digital technologies and cultures? What could queer theory tell us about digital archives, data infrastructure, and histories of technology? How do race and sexuality shape our experiences of digital cultures and what do the histories of colonialism have to do with digital design and networks? This course considers queer and feminist perspectives and approaches to the study of digital media including social networks, digital archives, data infrastructures, participatory media, and digital activism. Drawing from queer digital studies, feminist media studies, digital humanities, Indigenous and postcolonial data studies, this course asks how the politics of sexuality, race, and gender shape our digital lives in the 21st century.

Creative and Cultural Representations (1)