Designing Digital Knowledges
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Cultural Studies
Course Number: LCST 3523
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
*Designing Digital Knowledges: Production, Action, Labor* [Track C & M] This course takes up the principals, priorities and possibilities of Speculative Digital Humanities as they are articulated in Johanna Drucker's SpecLab, and moves through a set of readings and exercises that will encourage us to consider "imaginary solutions" (Alfred Jarry) to the problems of bringing humanities-based inquiry and creation to the digital and vice versa. We will also study a range of digital projects that "exist" and figure out what they do, how they work and study them through the lens of our key terms: Knowledge, Production, Action, Design and Labor. This course includes work on feminist, queer and critical race code studies, network theory, digital media research and creation, database studies and online archiving and 'anti-archiving,' the politics and practices of immaterial labor and the impact of Web 2.0 'sharing economies' on digital humanities inquiry and production. Ultimately, students will develop plans for project-specific digital architectures and material worlds. This is not a programming course, but students with backgrounds in programming are welcome to bring their skills to this class! [Track C & M] This course counts toward the Gender Studies minor.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Open to Undergraduate students.