Science on Screen

Spring 2013

Lecture: Wed 2-4pm
Lab: Wed 4-5pm
E51-165

HASS-A (enrollment limited to 15)
2-1-9 units

Examines the linked histories of science, engineering, and documentary film from 1895 to present. In addition to historical study and visual analysis, students produce their own short videos based on archival footage. Provides opportunities to interact with both antiquated and modern technologies of media production and projection. Readings cover topics in film studies, the history of technology, STS, and material culture studies. Includes mandatory weekly screenings and media production assignments, as well as several short writing assignments.


Register for STS.056 Science on Screen.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT STS
Building E51-185
617-253-4062
stsprogram@mit.edu