Courses & Units
Global Media and Cybertheatres FPB317
What does it mean to act in a global media landscape? In this unit, you will examine the evolving relationship between theatre and technology, exploring how performance can offer new ways to understand, critique, and engage with global media networks as well as generate new paradigms of performance. Informed by key theoretical and critical perspectives from the fields of performance studies and media studies, this unit engages with contemporary practitioners working with virtual reality, social media networks, big data, algorithms, and surveillance technology. Through a blend of critical scholarship and practice-based learning, you will engage with complex issues of privacy, internet cultures and digital identity, and consider how technologies challenge our understandings of human capability and experience.
|Unit name||Global Media and Cybertheatres|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
|Coordinator||Doctor Asher Warren|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Apply knowledge of critical theory to research and analyse key concepts, terms and theories related to global media, performance and technology.
- Analyse how performance artists adopt, critique and respond to global media and new technologies within cultural and historical contexts.
- Identify and discuss social and ethical issues raised by global media networks as well as those explored by artists using technologies in performance.
- Use a range of media to analyse, reflect and creatively respond to unit content.
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Prerequisites25 credit points at Intermediate level
On campus (Hobart and Launceston)
Fortnightly workshop (2 hrs)
Synchronouos online weekly lecture (1hr)
In addition: Self-directed learning (3-4 hrs), Self-directed rehearsal (1-2 hrs) (9 hours total weekly).
|Assessment||Task 1: Group research presentation (20%)|Task 2: Performance (40%)|Task 3: Research Essay (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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