The Internet is a communications and media infrastructure that supports constant industrial and social change, as well as being integrated into the routines of our everyday life across the planet. In this unit, you will critically examine the online technologies, platforms and industries at the heart of these changes. You will be introduced to key skills in analysis, evaluation and critique of these objects, situated in a historical context. You will also interrogate the implications of emerging networked phenomena such as the internet of things, augmented reality and algorithmic cultures.

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