INTS 375: Special Topics

INTS 375-002: Digital Communities
(Fall 2013)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M

Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 124

Section Information for Fall 2013

What do phrases such as “digital city,” “smart city,” “cyber city,” and “intelligent city" mean? Historically, cities and digital technologies have held a unique place within the cultural imaginary; both have been described as globalized spaces of international and inter-class contact and offer promises of autonomy, freedom, connection, community, and progress. This course examines both the “promises” and the “threats” of the "digital city"—how major cities around the world are attempting to levy digital technologies to bridge the "digital divide" and help enhance open government and democracy, urban sustainability, and social and public health, as well as how cities' use of these technologies potentially threaten neighborhood diversity and citizen privacy through the use of increased data collection, surveillance, and governmental / corporate control.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-18

Studies topics of special interest to undergraduates. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture

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