Course Description:

As the introductory class to the Design Cultures & Creativity Program, this course is designed to familiarize you with a variety of perspectives on digital media, design, creative practices, emerging research in the field, and ways in which the DCC program can augment and extend your chosen majors. 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, media archeology, and e- waste. Coupled with these lectures, we will engage ideas through hands-on explorations such as redesigning the university lecture, collectively mapping the overlooked, the creation of a flash mob, and repairing broken technologies. Particular emphasis is placed upon thinking beyond disciplinary boundaries and approaching problems from multiple perspectives via collaborative projects and interdisciplinary practices of making.

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