Course Description

MIT 3130F-001 (Fall 2017)   The New Political Economy of Information: Networked Capitalism

Instructor: P. Aitken

Course Description
The course digs beneath the hype about the "new economy" to examine the real dynamics of commodification that are emerging from the interaction between digital networks and high capitalism. Topics include dot.commercialization, virtual advertising, open/closed networks, Web content industries, portals and search engines, knowbots and market agents, and piracy.

Course Outline for MIT 3130F-001 (Fall 2017)
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Prerequisites: At least 65% in each of MIT 1200F/G, 1500F/G and 1700F/G

3 lecture hours, 0.5 course