Course Description

MIT 351G (Winter 2007)   The New Political Economy of Information: Networked Capitalism

Instructor: N. Dyer-Witheford

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. 

Prerequisites: MIT 201F/G or the former MIT 246F/G, and registration in the third or fourth year of an MIT program, or permission of the Faculty.

3 lecture hours, 0.5 course