Part I: Research
Week 1 (Jan 23): Course introductions
Week 2 (Jan 30): Formulating and refining your research question
DUE: Formulate a project summary draft utilizing 3 steps from reading (name, add a question and motivate question – pgs. 49-51.) This must be e-mailed by the beginning of class. You will present them in discussion.
Week 3 (Feb 6) : Creative Research Methodologies and Design Thinking
Week 4 (Feb 13): Best Practices and Values in Design
1) Lessig, Free Culture, “Creators” and “Mere Copyists” (pgs. 21- 47)
2) Optional: Cohen, Doing Digital History, “Owning the Past?”(pgs 189-219)
Paul “DJ Spooky” Miller (first 14’20”): http://www.pri.org/stories/arts-entertainment/music/remix-culture-ttbook.html
PLEASE NOTE: This week marks the point in the semester where we move more specifically into working labs and individual meetings. For Weeks 6, 8, and Week 13 the class will split into 2 groups. Each group will receive 50 minutes of individual discussion and lab/workshop time. Group A will meet from 3:30-4:20 pm and Group B will meet from 4:25-5:15 pm. Students will be assigned a group based on the type of project that they will be working on. Please respect your peers and be prompt!
Part II: Building, Design and Creation
Week 5 (Feb 20): Individual Meetings
DUE: Project Timeline & Grading Rubric
Week 6 (Feb 27): Working Lab / Writing
Week 7 (March 6): The Library and Research Methodologies
NOTE: we will all meet at McKeldin Library, 6th floor, room 6103
Week 8 (March 13): Working Lab / Design
March 20 — No class/Spring Break
Week 9 (March 27): Individual Meetings
DUE: Finalized Proposal Revision (with Annotated Bibliography and Publicity Campaign Proposal)
DUE: Production “book”
Week 10 (April 3): Individual Meetings
Part III: Presentation and the Public
Week 11 (April 10): Public Presentations of Semi-final Project
Week 12 (April 17): Public Presentations of Semi-final Project
Week 13 (April 24): Working Lab / Presenting
Week 14 (May 1): Individual Meetings
I will be available during class for any final feedback, troubleshooting or questions. This is optional based upon individual project needs. You may also choose to take class time and work on your own or with your group.
DUE: Production “book”
Week 15 (May 8): Final Class
DUE: Final Project and Written Self-Assessment
Capstone Event: Thursday May 9th!