With the ongoing and accelerating development of digital technologies and their companion artefacts, and their ubiquitous presence and use in societies, ethnographic and anthropological theories, methods, and practices are changing. This module introduces students to state of the art anthropological concepts about and approaches to the social life of algorithms, data and digital technologies. Literature on the prevalent theoretical positions are studied and discussed, and ethnographic methods for studying human interaction on and with ‘the digital’ in all its forms are introduced and practiced. This module is anchored within the Department of Culture and Learning among teachers that research into techno-anthropological themes and methods.
Course module. Please refer to §17 of the curriculum about the structure and content of the programme.
|Name of exam
|Type of exam
Written or oral examDetermined in the semester description.
|7-point grading scale
|Type of grading
|Criteria of assessment
|The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures
|Study Board of Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
|Department of Sustainability and Planning
|The Technical Faculty of IT and Design