This Spring I taught two courses. The first, Media History: Old and New, is a favorite because I get to delve back into all sorts of historic media in the process of talking about cultural resonances between c. 19 exhibition culture and the contemporary digital context. The repeated utopian/dystopian narratives and supernatural reaches are definitely something I plan to pursue as themes in digital heritage projects going forward. I think they will work well in the next Psychasthenia Studio work too, which will involve the Tarot, among other things.
The second course, the ISIS Certificate Capstone, is group project-based and exceptionally fun. This time we created a paper-based augmented reality tour of the campus. We are hoping to get the map in the hands of incoming and prospective students. I’m very excited that this could be a prototype for other “magic book” and “magic building” projects going forward. Maybe I can get things loaded effectively into Google Glass too!