Collaboration in Networked Environments
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Department: Media Studies
Course Number: NMDS 5568
Course Format: Studio
Permission Required: No
Over the past two decades, the ways in which we collaborate have been re-defined by technologies that enable us to communicate and share environments with others across the globe. Social networking spaces, blogging/vlogging, wikis, instant messages, webcasting, and gaming environments are just a few of the methods we employ to engage with each other. Networked environments, in which media technologies are interconnected, usually via the Internet, enable messages to flow easily from one place to another. The very process of participation has morphed with the advent of these technologies, and has had a profound impact on business practices, educational processes, creative processes, community life, and democratic citizenship. In this class we will examine the concepts of collaboration within networked environments. During the course of the semester, different models of collaboration will be examined as well as put into practice. Students will have the opportunity to exercise these methods in various contexts, within business applications, arts-oriented approaches, educational outreach, and general social exchange. We will explore the effects that networked environments have had on our exchanges, the hybrid models of communication that have developed, and the emergent processes of networked collaboration.
Class open to graduate students only.
Open to Graduate students.