Media Criticism and Theory
In a series of lectures and conversations with her students, Nina de Vroome explores the implications of various media; the way reproduction of images has changed our relation to reality and the role mass media are playing in shaping communities and personal interactions. The influence of mass media in consumer society is examined. Furthermore, the way media demarcate our capacity to relate to current affairs and position ourselves in a complex visual culture is being addressed.
The course is in the guidance of among others; John Berger, Walter Benjamin, Marshall McLuhan, Susan Sontag, Peter Watkins, Roland Barthes, Jean Baudrillard, Dirk Lauwaert and Byung-chul Han.
As an illustration of the topics dealt with in the course, a video playlist gives an associative narrative. You can watch it here: