COML 4281

COML 4281

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

What happens when experience design meets Reverend Billy? Or design thinking encounters the Guerrilla Girls? Tracing such questions, we'll draw on contemporary fields of human-computer interaction and media theory to study how artists and activists use digital media to create social engagement at the level of sign, subject, and organization. We will experiment theoretically and practically to create working desiring machines, taking as guides Deleuze and Guattari, ACT-UP, Critical Art Ensemble, subRosa, and Electronic Disturbance Theater. Students will combine cultural analysis and digital production to study how activists have used media to engage different audiences for different ends. The course mixes studio, lab, and seminar activities to explore theories and practices of tactical media through hands-on engagement with human-centered design, arguably the transmedia rhetoric of the global creative economy.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (CA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 4705

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17454 COML 4281   SEM 101