It can be argued that digital media define contemporary culture. This Grad Seminar intends to explore how such assertions are useful and what challenges they present. Students read a broad sampling of theoretical text by those who are attempting to articulate the aesthetic and social implications of new technologies. Students will look at work in all forms of electronic media: static and temporal, improvisatory and interactive. The internet will also be considered as a source of information, as an online community, and as an exhibition venue.