Media Technology MSc

New Media & New Technologies

Objective To understand new media and technologies, and to critically reflect upon them
Teacher(s) Peter van der Putten
Course Level 500
ECTS Credits 5
Number of Classes 5
E-studyguide https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/courses/show/57141/

In new media one trend, technology or fad quickly follows the next. For anyone with an interest in media technology it is important to be up to date with the latest and greatest, from augmented reality to social networking, and from three dimensional printing to location aware services. However it is equally important to be able to critically reflect on these trends, to identify what is really novel and what is merely a hype. This course covers a range of the latest new media technologies and concepts, organized by more timeless themes such as new media history, social relationships, space and intelligent perception and action, so that these technologies can be placed into perspective.

The course is a mix of lectures and practical assignments, and students are asked to create a product that incorporates a new technology or concept and motivate why it is not just a gimmick or hype.

For examples of past edtions see NMNT2016NMNT2015, NMNT2014, NMNT2013, NMNT2012, NMNT 2011.