DM6145 Information Technology and Creative Practices
Digital Media Program
[Mary Hopper, Senior Lecturer, DM3245/DM6145, 2006-2010]
Information technology (IT) is forming a powerful alliance with arts and design to establish the existing new domain of information technology and creative practices (ITCP). The result is an astonishing variety of significant cultural and economic forms ranging from innovative product designs to interactive art installations. This course explores interdisciplinary methodologies that promote creativity and stimulate innovative thinking. Case studies will be used and emphasis will be placed on the design, planning and implementation of innovative prototypes.
Apply the powerful methodologies of the emerging field of Information Technology and Creative Practices (ITCP) to the design, planning and implementation of innovative prototypes across a wide range of creative domains.
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Specific Objectives and Materials
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Section 1: Introduction
Learn history, terminology and processes associated with media, digital media, IT and other related fields.
Show & Tell [MS Word]
Project Anatomy [MS Word]
Web 2.0 Lab [MS Word]
Reading assignment [MS Word]
Section 2: Terminology and History
Explain the forces that shape the converged and complex information technology arena today.
Meet the Characters, V.Bush Symposium [MS Word]
Recommended Readings, General [MS Word]
Recommended Readings, Genre [MS Word]
Future Tech Readings [MS Word]
Section 3: Creativity and Cultures
Practice interdisciplinary processes that promote creativity and stimulate innovative thinking.
Discuss how collaborations of artists, designers, and information technologists can be established.
Cultures Handout [MS Word]
Cultures, ITCP, Handout 1 [MS Word]
Cultures, ITCP, Handout 2 [MS Word]
Short Bio Assignment [MS Word]
Section 4: Case Study
Analyze a range of cases that illustrate successful alliances between information technology and creative areas.
Minority Report, Readings [MS Word]
Case Study Assignment [MS Word]
Section 5: Innovative Prototypes
Explore different processes used for the design, planning and implementation across a range of genres.
Apply ITCP processes to design, plan and construct powerful innovative prototypes in a team-based context.
Integrated Processes [MS Word]
Team Project Assignment [MS Word]
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[posted 10/08/06 | revised 12/12/12]