The study of the Internet and Cyberculture—representing the social, economic, and cultural facades of the digital revolution and the rise of the Network Society—has become a fertile and dynamic academic field. Scholars in a variety of fields study the tools, rhetoric, and daily practices produced by digital technology. Just as the invention of print in the 15th century not only changed fundamentally the dissemination of knowledge but also influenced all areas of life, so does the internet--as an all-encompassing communication system, an archive of accumulating and accessible knowledge, and a medium of human relations—impact the way we communicate, interact, work, play, write, learn, create, and produce meaning.
This track exposes the student to a variety of perspectives on digital culture and its meanings. It contextualizes the digital age in history, emphasizing the continuities between the dramatic appearance of digital technology and previous technological revolutions. It uses a range of academic methods—taken from history, philosophy, sociology, and cultural studies—to analyze the “digital condition” and the new human space produced by the Network Society.
Students who pursue courses of a longer duration (such as English Literature courses or courses taught in Hebrew) will be charged additional fees for their extended stay in the dorms.
Tuition includes excursions, activities, facility fees, and health insurance.