ALM305 - Media Ecologies


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: ALC305
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: ALC305
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities 1 x 2-hour seminar per week equivalent


This unit enables students to explore the past, present and future of media, engaging with various approaches to understanding the complex relations between former models of mechanic and industrial media production and the continuous transformation and fragmentation of the ways in which contemporary media are produced, regulated, consumed, and interacted with. Students analyse the many ecologies of media and the environmental impact that media consumption habits and the expanding quantity and quality of media devices have upon the Earth. The unit maps the trajectory and evolution of media gadgets with a view to understanding how they translate into the actor-networks, value creation processes, and social exchanges which shape our culture today. Students identify a significant media ecosystem in consultation with teaching staff and put into practice a range of theoretical perspectives to examine the particular area/example of their choosing, resulting in an innovative project that enables the visualisation of patterns of media transformation and social interaction, and builds skills and knowledge pertinent to media theory and practice.

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