Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Film and Media Studies
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
78591 FMS 219 BAD DEVICES: MEDIA AND DANGEROUS LOOKING IN FILM Spring 2017 4.0 Cancelled
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Clusters: H1FMS010
URL: http://www.rochester.edu/college/eng/undergrad/index.html
Offered: Fall Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
79395 FMS 219 BAD DEVICES: MEDIA & DANGEROUS LOOKING IN FILM Spring 2014 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
10
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
24
Total Cap     
30
Cross Listed: ENG 267 (P), ENG 467, FMS 219
Instructors: HIGLEY S
Final Exam Schedule: MOREY 504 on 0506 at 1600
Description: “Bad Devices” examines film depictions—much of it fantasy and horror--of media technology that compromises us. Whether it be the television or the Internet, the camera or the cell phone, mediated communication is depicted as treacherous in a series of movies ranging from critiques of TV--A Face in the Crowd, Quiz Show--to speculative films: The Truman Show, The Mothman Prophesies, the holodeck in Star Trek: TNG; The Matrix; Blair Witch Project; The Last Broadcast; eXistenZ; Shadow of the Vampire; Ringu/The Ring; Inland Empire; and BBC Sherlock (The Great Game and Scandal in Belgravia). Media growth has never been so rapid and impactful, the seeds of it starting mid-century and before. We revel in it, distrust it, fear and are fascinated by the way it informs us, deludes us and messes with our identity and our relationship to the world and to each other. Critical material will include, among others, texts by Walter Benjamin, Guy Debord, Jean Baudrillard, Kieren Gillen, etc.
Clusters: H1ENG002, H1ENG016, H1SUS001
URL: http://www.rochester.edu/College/ENG/undergrad/undergraduate_courses.html
Offered: Fall Spring