Teaching

I teach courses listed under Visual and Media Studies with Art, Art History & Visual Studies, and in Information Science + Information Studies (ISIS), an interdisciplinary Certificate program and research center. At the core of my teaching is engagement with digital media forms and their affordances, in theory and in practice, with special attention to spatial and database driven forms. As a literary Victorianist by training, I am also deeply interested in the genealogy of “new” media forms and their historical effects, and how those inheritances impact our current information and media landscape.

Most of my courses combine a critical/historical/theoretical component with hands-on digital project work. I also promote a “lab” model of digital media authorship, where individuals contribute to collaborative work as well as their own individual efforts. Sometimes those collaborations extend well beyond a single course or semester (see my Projects links for examples.)

  • Teaching at VIU in Fall 2013

    I had a great time teaching at Venice International University. Amazing set of colleagues and students from around the world.  Plus, I took Italian!

    My courses were called “Digital Cities and the Cartographic Imagination” and “Foundations of Web-Based Multimedia Communications.” Check out the final student project demo video on Vimeo!

  • Fall 2013 Teaching

    In Fall 2013 I will be teaching at Venice International University in Venice, Italy. Please see the VIU site for details:

    http://www.univiu.org/shss/globalization-program/fall-2013-semester

  • Spring 2013 Teaching

    ISIS 495S: Research Capstone

    Senior-level course for students enrolled in the Information Science + Information Studies Undergraduate Certificate. The semester project will be announced soon!

    First meeting will be in Smith Warehouse Bay 12, Room 228, on Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Subsequent meetings will take place in 228 and in the GreaterThanGames Lab in Smith Warehouse, Bay 4.

    MFAEDA 713: Computational Media Studio

    Hands-on course for students in the new MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program. We’ll be looking at various methods for digital presentation of documentary and artistic materials including virtual worlds, tile displays, immersive environments, and physical installations.

    Meetings will take place in Smith Warehouse, Bay 12, Room 228 unless otherwise noted. First meeting will be Thursday, January 12, 2012.

  • Spring 2012 Teaching

    ISIS 200: Research Capstone

    Senior-level course for students enrolled in the Information Science + Information Studies Undergraduate Certificate. The semester project will be announced soon!

    First meeting will be in Smith Warehouse Bay 12, Room 228, on Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Subsequent meetings will take place in 228 and in the GreaterThanGames Lab in Smith Warehouse, Bay 4.

    MFAEDA 313: Computational Media Studio

    Hands-on course for students in the new MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program. We’ll be looking at various methods for digital presentation of documentary and artistic materials including virtual worlds, tile displays, immersive environments, and physical installations.

    Meetings will take place in Smith Warehouse, Bay 12, Room 228 unless otherwise noted. First meeting will be Thursday, January 12, 2012.

  • Fall 2011 Teaching

    ISIS 140/AMI 167/VMS 120 (R, ALP, QS)
    Foundations of Web-Based Multimedia Communication

    Smith Warehouse, Bay 12, Room 228

    Introduction to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for beginners, along with basic multimedia production. Primarily a hands-on coding course, with additional materials on information and graphic design principles. Individual and group projects culminate in an individual hand-crafted informational website on a topic of the student’s choice.

    ISIS 260S/VMS 262S (STS, ALP, SS)
    Digital Places and Spaces: Digital Cities

    Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, Room C104 (GreaterThanGames Lab)

    History, theory, criticism, practice of creating digital places and spaces with maps, virtual worlds, and games. Links to “old,” analog media. Virtual environment and world-building and historical narrative, museum, mapping, and architectural practices. Project-based seminar course w/ critical readings, historical and contemporary examples, world-building. Class exhibitions, critiques, and ongoing virtual showcase. Final projects combine theoretical/critical readings and a novel digital production.

    Independent Study Options for undergrads and grads also available in connection with ISIS and the GTG Lab projects (Digital Durham 3.0, multimedia project development, etc.)

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