Dr. Striphas' current research focuses on the relationship of culture and technology. The research explores the historical conditions out of which algorithms and computational processes have come to play a critical role in cultural decision making; it also considers the contemporary effects of 'algorithmic culture' (the title of his forthcoming book) on human thought, conduct, and expression. Striphas is author of The Late Age of Print: Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control, published in 2009 by Columbia University Press.
communication, cultural studies, technology studies, rhetoric, rhetoric of science and technology, media studies, digital technology, digital culture, print culture, history of the book, science and technology studies, algorithmic culture, critical information studies, scholarly communication, critical theory
COMM 3610 - Communication, Technology, and Society
Presents theory, research, and exploration into computer-based technologies; studies implications for communication, interaction, and social relationships. Recommended prerequisites: COMM 1210 and COMM 1600.
COMM 4610 - Senior Seminar: Communication Studies of Science and Technology
Reviews current theory and research associated with science, technology, and medicine. Topics include new communication technologies in organizations and society, discourses of scientific theory and science policy, and interaction in clinical setting. May be taken twice for credit on different topics.
COMM 6010 - Communication Research and Theory
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
Provides an introduction to graduate study of communication, offering an overview of the discipline and its scholarship. Required for MA and Ph.D. communication students.
COMM 6360 - Social and Cultural Theory
Traces select traditions in social and/or cultural theory, emphasizing how those traditions affect and are affected by the field of rhetoric studies. Examines the origins and resolutions of major debates in social and/or cultural theory from a rhetorical perspective. Recommended prerequisite: COMM 5320.