STS.056 Science on Screen

Class Info

Examines the linked histories of science, engineering, and documentary film from 1895 to present. In addition to historical study and visual analysis, students produce their own short videos based on archival footage. Provides opportunities to interact with both antiquated and modern technologies of media production and projection. Readings cover topics in film studies, the history of technology, STS, and material culture studies. Includes mandatory weekly screenings and media production assignments, as well as several short writing assignments. Students taking graduate version complete additional and more in-depth assignments. Limited to 15.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.056 will be offered this semester (Spring 2017). It is instructed by H. R. Shell.

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

In the Spring 2013 Subject Evaluations, STS.056 was rated 5.8 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT STS: STS.056 Spring 2012 site or on the STS.056 Stellar site.

MIT STS.056 Science on Screen Related Textbooks
MIT STS.056 Science on Screen On The Web
MIT STS: STS.056 Spring 2012
urop ci-h hass-d tier subjects events research publications & media major minor concentration tier

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