I teach in an area of questionable disciplinary distinctiveness – an area called “New Media.” It’s a subject heading that few are happy with, in or out of the field – and I wonder if it will even be around in a few years. Meanwhile, once a year I have to explain my field to freshmen who are looking for a major. Each year I get better at reducing this fraught area to a few spare words. Here’s this year’s introduction, as a VERY short slideshow below.
I also distributed a handout/infodump of institutions and reference points for the field – now two years old and certainly not comprehensive, but perhaps of use to some of you. Download and share here.