TIM_BK_005 Cyberculture

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. Mgr. Jakub Macek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Jakub Macek, Ph.D.
Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Bc. Jitka Leflíková
Supplier department: Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Ability to read texts in English.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 100 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/100, only registered: 0/100, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/100
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The main objective is to deliver an introduction to new media studies, to teach the students about technological and socio-cultural history of ICT and to sum up the early academic discussion on the social and cultural aspects of ICT.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course student will be acquainted with:
- Main concepts of cyberculture (Lévy, Morse, Manovich, Escobar, Hakken).
- The main areas of the literary and social science reflection of new media (cyberpunk, embodiment and identity, community and public, power and ideology, inequality and technologies) and related meritorious works (Gibson, Stephenson, Harraway, Rheingold, Barlow, Negroponte, Bey, Kroker and Weinstein et al.).
  • - Synthetic Pleasures – screening of a document about the „new frontier“.
  • - Language of cybernetics as a cultural power.
  • - Society / Culure / Technology.
  • - Marshall McLuhan's technodeterminism.
  • - Concepts of cyberculture.
  • - Origins and development of ICT and origins of technological subcultures; 1940s-1990s.
  • - Proliferation of ICT in 1980s and 1990s - technopopcultuer - new technologies as a part of cultural and social mainstream.
  • - Cybercultura discourses and their impacts.
  • - Resume of key concepts.
    required literature
  • MACEK, Jakub. Raná kyberkultura. Edited by David Kořínek. Brno, 2004. 87 l. URL info
  • MACEK, Jakub. Tělesnost a kyberkultura (Embodiment and Cyberculture). Host - Revue pro média 05. Brno: Spolek přátel pro vydávání Hosta, 2003, No 5, p. 2-9, 10 pp. ISSN 1211-9938. Plný text článku. info
  • LÉVY, Pierre P. Kyberkultura : zpráva pro Radu Evropy v rámci projektu "Nové technologie: kulturní spolupráce a komunikace". Translated by Martin Kašpar - Anna Pravdová. Vyd. 1. V Praze: Univerzita Karlova, 2000. 229 s. ISBN 8024601095. info
  • MCLUHAN, Marshall. The Gutenberg Galaxy : the making of typographic man. New York: New American Library, 1969. 349 s. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Written exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 80 hodin výuky/semestr.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2023, recent)
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