This class explores the intersection of death and technology. What happens to our digital personas when we die? How does technology change grieving? What kind of ghosts inhabit our machines? What's the 21st century equivalent of a gothic haunted house? We will consider these questions and many more as we wrestle with the meaning of death in the digital age. Among the primary sources we will study will be historical archives, media representations of disaster, contemporary horror novels and films, and television series such as Dead Set and Black Mirror.


Satisfies a requirement in the Film and Media Studies Interdisciplinary Minor.



Class Details
Course DIG 215
Section 0
CRN 20148
Time M W F
Time 0940 - 1030am
Building 3106 CHAM
Instructor Mark Sample
Max 30
Current 0
Remaining 30
Semester Spring 2022