STS.064[J] DV Lab: Documenting Science through Video and New Media


Class Info

Uses documentary video making as a tool to explore everyday social worlds (including those of science and engineering), and for thinking analytically about media itself. Students make videos and engage in critical analysis. Provides students with instruction on how to communicate effectively and creatively in a visual medium, and how to articulate their own analyses of documentary images in writing and spoken word. Readings drawn from documentary film theory, anthropology, and social studies of science. Students view a wide variety of classic documentaries and explore different styles. Lab component devoted to digital video production. Includes a final video project. Limited to 12.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.064[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by C. Boebel and C. Walley.

This class counts for a total of 7 credits. This class counts as a HASS A. This class counts as a CI-H.

In the Fall 2012 Subject Evaluations, STS.064[J] was rated 6.5 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT STS: Tier II site.

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