21st Century Media, the Metaverse and Web 3.0

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INSTRUCTOR: Robert Hacker

SECTION: U36

SCHEDULE: Tuesday, 9:00AM – 11:45AM

Course Description

In each form and in the totality, media is best understood in a 3-part context that integrates economics, technology and culture. According to the international consulting firm McKinsey, information doubles every eighteen months. Much of this information now comes to us through digital media—social media, video, art, music and advertising. This course provides the opportunity to develop the multidisciplinary skills required to succeed in the current century using media topics as a subject matter familiar to all of us.

Each week this course explores a different form of media in order to understand the insights that shape the business model, technology platform and cultural changes brought about by the particular media. Such exploration may also probe the historical context, the ethical issues and relevant principles of epistemology. Web 1.0, Web 2.0, Web 3.0 is a recurring theme. Genius is encouraged.