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RTA 932

Hacking, DIY and Open Source Cultures

This survey course examines the historical role of peer-to-peer practices in western society in order to ascertain the role of informal information economies as sites of cultural and societal change. The course will also examine how networked peer-to-peer practices of the early 21st century have introduced on a mass scale alternate social and cultural changes that mark the beginning of a societal shift similar in scope to the changes that occurred during the Renaissance. Through research projects, students will analyze how these practices have altered contemporary social, cultural and economic practices and norms.
Weekly Contact: Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1

Prerequisites

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Antirequisites

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Co-Requisites

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