This required introduction to the Design Cultures & Creativity program will examine the history of creative digital expression from the invention of computers through our current digital era. This lecture will be completed by all DCC students during their first year. Throughout the course, we will focus on topics such as community and social media, the history of technology, design in everyday life, identity, privacy, mobile technologies, infrastructure, e-waste, and the digital divide. Coupled with these lectures, we as a class will engage these ideas through hands-on explorations such as redesigning the university lecture, collectively tracking down the surveillance cameras on campus, the creation of a flash mob, repairing broken technologies, work toward solutions for those who don’t have access to digital media, and a creative misuse of algorithms.
The course syllabus can be found here.