School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Data, Mediation, PowerWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102421.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Navin Doloswala

Assumed Knowledge
Knowledge gained from completion of Bachelor of Communication Key Program units in year one.

Equivalent Units
101925 - Mediated Mobilities, 101041 - Communication Research, 700181 - Mediated Mobilities (WSTC), 700269 - Data, Mediation and Power (WSTC)

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
Data, Mediation, Power investigates the operation of power in contemporary digital media cultures and economy. The unit examines the primary role played by data in determining how we live in the world. This includes how we interact with the world, its people and digital artefacts, in terms of communication and meaning. The unit focuses on technologies of control and governance related to algorithmic architectures and data economies. Who benefits from data and mediation and what are the limits and possibilities of data? Ultimately, this kind of critical analysis invites us to think about what constitutes a just, democratic society and what constitutes an ethical media life.

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