Expand your understanding of today’s information revolution by looking at how past media revolutions transformed culture, power, morality, intimacy, and views of the cosmos. Our studies will include Paleolithic cave paintings, the birth of writing in the 4th millennium BCE, the advent of the first alphabet, the first books, and the printing press. We will learn how to read ancient scripts, delight in exemplary works of literature, art, and expression, create our own media, and look at how new media are transforming us.
David Porush is an author and award-winning teacher. He was a professor of literature and media, CEO of MentorNet, co-founder of Spongefish, new media and e-learning executive for the 64 campuses of SUNY, founder of the Society for Literature and Society, and a Fulbright awardee.