Course Description

MIT 4101F-001 (Fall 2020)   Special Topics in MIT: The New Dark Age: Knowing in the New Century

Instructor: W. Steele

Course Description
This course is about extremely online people and how they know things. More to the point, it’s a course about feelings, and the mindless ways in which we’re provoked into posting content for clicks. Less a political economy of new media than a deep dive into the online subject via the blank sucking nullity of internet addiction, New Dark Age attempts to make sense of the present by investigating the nihilism of the times.

3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.