Day & Time: Tuesdays, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This course explores the definition and implications of Knowledge Media Design through a seminar format, guided largely by the research interests of seminar participants. Apart from developing a better understanding of KMD, specific topics that will be discussed may include media ownership, privacy, digital activism, the role of government and regulation, implications of an “open” internet, hacktivism and cyber-terrorism, surveillance and counter-surveillance, design thinking, and open data.
Students will be asked to consider various issues at play in Knowledge Media Design and are expected to explore and improve their domain expertise. Ideas need to be openly shared and debated in order to come to a stronger understanding of the broader world in which KMD is situated.
Readings for the course will vary from year-to-year and will depend on the interest of the instructor and seminar participants.