Perspectives on Design Cultures + Creativity

Honors College
Design Cultures + Creativity
University of Maryland, College Park
Fall 2014  
HDCC 105
team-taught with Krista Caballero

As the introductory class to the Digital Cultures & Creativity Program, this course is designed to familiarize students with a variety of perspectives on digital media, emerging research in the field, and ways in which the DCC program can augment and extend chosen majors. Throughout the semester some of the best scholars in the region (from established practitioners to up-and-coming researchers) are selected to come and share their perspectives. Coupled with lectures, as a class we engage these ideas through hands-on explorations such as collective fan fiction in the UMD library, the creation of a flash mob, and learning code through dance. Particular emphasis is placed on thinking beyond disciplinary boundaries and approaching problems from multiple perspectives via collaborative projects.