School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Data, Mediation and Power (WSTC)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 700269.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Mitchell Liddle

Equivalent Units
101925 - Mediated Mobilities, 102421 - Data, Mediation and Power


Students enrolled in the combined Diploma/Bachelor courses listed below must pass all College Preparatory units listed in the course structure before progressing to the Year Two units.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College. Students enrolled in extended diplomas must pass 40 credit points from the preparatory units listed in the course structure prior to enrolling in this University level unit.

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Term 2  Yes  The College - Nirimba Education Precinct - DAY  Mitchell Liddle  Timetable not available  
2020 Term 3  Yes  The College - Nirimba Education Precinct - DAY  Mitchell Liddle  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
Data, Mediation and 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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