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HDCC106: Seminar in Design Cultures and Creativity - Critical Digital Making - Online
HDCC106 Critical Digital Making is a course for students who want to better understand and support the pivotal role digital tools and technology play in fostering creativity, circulating information, facilitating social and political movements, organizing societal change, empowering and mobilizing vulnerable populations, and imagining new futures. We will begin with key concepts, frameworks, and theories relevant to digitality and digital life. These vocabularies will equip us to investigate prominent digital makers—individual and collective—who are shaping digital life and the advancement of digital technologies. Inspired by them, we will position ourselves as digital makers, too, with the potential to make creative, significant interventions in the communities we care about.
Through conversation, analysis, and making, we will account for the ways in which personal, historical, and sociopolitical culture is inextricably entwined with what we do and see online. Designed for students of all majors and interests, this course aims to equip you with a more nuanced appreciation for digital life and those who propel it forward in new and innovative ways, such that you may advance your own evolution as a designer, engineer, user, maker, artist, and/or global citizen while honoring your unique position in and commitments to the world.