Community Media and Design

Description: Lecture, two hours; laboratory, two hours. Information professionals, scholars, activists, and information creators/designers/architects focus on questions of culture and community to engage students in understanding information resources as cultural objects. Role of cultural heritage institutions within dynamics presented, but most fundamentally on how communities in partnership with information professionals can create, author, and represent information on their own and within their own terms. How new media can begin to serve as tool of empowerment rather than stratification. Study of impacts of technology on larger scales through readings and introductory sketches. Letter grading.

Units: 4.0
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