This course provides an introduction to digital studies and prepares students for work across a wide variety of Web 2.0 applications. The course offers a hands-on approach to the range of digital tools available for expression in image (still and moving), hypertextuality, interactivity, and virtual identity, always taken in their cultural context. Assignments are incremental–the three smaller projects combine to produce a final digital portfolio, which will be revised at the semesters end.
We are currently in the midst of a massive technological shift which is having a profound impact on how media is produced, distributed and consumed. IML 104 jumps directly into the mix and engages with these revolutionary tools.
IML 140 counts toward both the Honors in Multimedia Scholarship Program and the Digital Studies Minor for those students who choose to continue their work in multimedia literacy and authorship. Contact Sonia Seetharaman at 213.743.2198 for more information.
Number of Units: 4