This course introduces students to the concept of digital culture. The influence of the new technologies based on the digital encoding of information is pervasive. It touches upon virtually every aspect of modern life, in virtually all cultures. In order to understand this phenomenon, students will be introduced to medium based theory, which provides both the context for understanding as well the critical methods required and is derived from the work of theorists such as Harold Innis, Marshall McLuhan and Walter Ong. On the conclusion of the unit, students will have a greater appreciation of the information revolution that surrounds them.