Media in Transition

An illustrated image of Blanche Walsh, as Juliet from Romeo and Juliet, holding a Nook color.

Actress Blanche Walsh (January 4, 1873 – October 31, 1915) holding a Nook color. The image of Walsh is based on an 1889 lithograph. (Photo courtesy of Mike Licht on Flickr. CC-BY)


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This course centers on historical eras in which the form and function of media technologies were radically transformed. It includes consideration of the "Gutenberg Revolution," the rise of modern mass media, and the "digital revolution," among other case studies of media transformation and cultural change. Readings are in cultural and social history and historiographic method.

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Jeffrey Ravel. CMS.801 Media in Transition. Fall 2012. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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