2 TRUTHS AND A LIE:
1. If you collected all the cinnamon that was used around the world during the Cinnamon Challenge fad, it would amount to more than all the sand in the Sahara Desert.
2. The internet is composed of a massive network of transatlantic undersea cables.
3. If you Google your social security number from an anonymous IP address, you are automatically directed to the CIA application portal.
You just googled all of that, didn’t you?
For more mind-blowing facts like these, sign up for “OK Google,” UC Berkeley’s first DeCal about the weird ways of the Internet.
In the modern world, daily life practically revolves around the Internet, yet we rarely step back and examine what it really is, and what it really means in the context of our lives. From large-scale, concrete investigations about the physical internet, to its subconscious influences on an individual level, we will be examining this mysterious entity from all angles. Weekly classes will cover topics such as where the internet physically “lives,” internet hacking, cyber warfare, the deep web, meme culture, online relationships, anonymity, and internet fame.
This class is both active and interactive - we will be examining the implications of the internet beyond the classroom, through open discussions, field trips, and 2 creative projects.
Whether you are still “surfing the web” with Internet Explorer or just finished your third internship at Google, your presence and input are welcome! No expertise necessary - we are all just here to #explore.
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