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MIT 3955G-001 (Winter 2021)   Special Topics in MIT: Communicating Climate Change

Course Description

This course investigates the cultural products of climate change including journalistic, artistic, and material productions with a focus on some of the key terms subsumed under the climate change umbrella (environment, ecology, geology, anthropocene, crisis, petroculture, etc.). In what ways do we experience climate change, and how are these experiences fundamentally tied to media theory and practice? How might we begin to see environment as a “medium” in itself and how might frames of “media ecology” (Chun, Morton, Parikka) and “elemental media” (Durham Peters) help to understand the complexities of communicating climate change and its vast intersecting networks?



3 lecture hours. 0.5 course.



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