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FS40GB: PANOPTIC DIGITAL CULTURE B (2014-2015)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27


Course Overview

This course will explore the role of panoptic observation within film and the arts, and in contemporary society and trace its historical roots.  It will examine the way in which our society has embraced a public surveillance application of CCTV and web cam culture, augmented by digital cameras, the mobile phone camera and use of home web cams.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Alan Marcus

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

None.

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will explore the role of panoptic observation within film and the arts, and in contemporary society and trace its historical roots. The course will examine the way in which our society has embraced a public surveillance application of CCTV and web cam culture, augmented by digital cameras, the mobile phone camera and use of home web cams. Through a series of seminars and screenings, the course will study how this use of technology has impacted on social life, our aesthetic sensibility and our sense of personal and collective identity. Students will investigate this cultural practice by creating a video installation that maps an interpretative panoptic vision.

Further Information & Notes

This course is available in 2014/15 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Project assessment (40%); 2500-3000 word essay (40%); research presentation (10%); Seminar Assessment Mark (10%). Resit: not normally available

Formative Assessment

One non-assessed video project, which gives students an opportunity to hone their research and production skills before undertaking the second project, which is assessed.

Feedback

The essay is completed during the course and written feedback will be provided. Verbal in-class feedback, including peer feedback, will be provided to the production teams on both the assessed and non-assessed projects, and students are also asked to provide peer-review written feedback. The tutor's written feedback on the assessed project is provided upon completion and marking.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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