Course code UPM51
Course title Cybersociety: myths and contradictions
Institution Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Course address EUITT. Ctra. Valencia, Km.7 28031 Madrid
City Madrid
Minimum year of study 2nd year
Minimum level of English Good
Minimum level of French None
Key words Social aspects of technology, Society of Knowledge, Information and Telecomunications Technology, Technological Revolution, Digital Divide
Language English
Professor responsible Eloy Portillo
Telephone +34 91 336 7821
Fax +34 91 336 7817
Participating professors Pedro Costa, Esther Gago
Number of places Minimum: 10, Maximum: 20, Reserved for local students:
Objectives The student will study the main aspects of technological revolution of Information and Telecomunications Technology. And its main influences in society.

The student will have the opportunity to discuss the most controversial effects of the last developments in mobile communications, privacy of data, social networks, etc.

Programme to be followed Conferences and practical sessions to prepare the topic of the essay.


Course exam Students will have to write a 20 pages essay on one of the topics of the programme.