Information in the Cultural Imagination


How is the idea of information constructed through cultural representation? How do imaginative works provoke us to think about information technologies? This course (INF311H1 — Information in the Cultural Imagination) surveys the cultural history of the idea of information, from its historical roots to present-day representations in popular culture, drawing on film, television, video games, literature, art, advertising, performance, and other media. [24L, 12T]