Networks and Connectivity: This course is a co-taught foundations course that explores “human connectivity and technological networks, which replicate ongoing problems of colonization, modernity as well as opportunities for new understanding of conflict, difference, governance and protest.”
Visualizing Bodies of Information: In this class, we will be talking about and making with data…. We will use the Processing programming environment to explore hierarchical, time based, relational and spatial visualizations of various kinds of exchanges, consumptions, and connectivity. While data may convey facts, the ways in which it is commonly conceived in the 21st-century are historically and culturally specific. Understanding this and the implications of this is a big part of the conceptual work of the class. We will weigh this conceptual work against the technical and perceptual elements of the course. We may find ourselves considering what the limits of data are.