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Summary of course requirements.
Week by week expectations.
Digital computing and the internet are not just new technologies but are
part of a new "apparatus" that includes institutional formations and
identity behaviors specific to new media. The fact that these forms and
practices have to be invented and do not happen automatically is sometimes
forgotten in the excitement about the capabilities of the technology. The
focus of this course is on exploring the relationship among the three parts
of the apparatus--to test the possibility that hypermedia is especially
suited to support and augment creative thinking. We are learning about
hypermedia by doing hypermedia. The semester project adapts new media to the
traditional aim of the humanities discipline: self-knowledge.
This class meets in Architecture 120 W 9-11