21H.343 Making Books in the Renaissance and Today


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Explores the impact of new technology on the recording and distribution of words and images at three different times: the invention of the printing press ca. 1450; the adaptation of electricity to communication technology in the 19th century (telegraph, telephone, phonograph); and the emergence of digital media today. Assignments include essays and online projects. Students participate in the design and construction of a hand-set printing press. Limited to 12.

This class has no prerequisites.

21H.343 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by J. Ravel and A. McCants.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 66-148.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A.

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