Amy Hauber, Associate Professor, teaches both levels of Digital Media and Culture, says this about the courses:
Because digital media, visual culture and culture in general are always in flux, these courses, by definition, must remain in a state of flux as well. Descriptions from the course catalog will always apply, for instance as related to FA 269:
This combination studio/seminar course explores the major theoretical issues surrounding the continually evolving culture of digital technology and their effects on various aspects of contemporary life, including aesthetics and perception, creative production, morality, contemporary art discourse, visual culture, entertainment, identity and other forms of social effects/affects.
Course work will often be finally determined by the interests and skill levels of the participants of the courses, with basic objects remaining fixed. There is a constant and underlying theme within these courses for students to become increasingly self-reliant in finding answers within digital technology/software, and to continually look critically at media, media imagery and to use original and mediated images to their communicative benefit.
The best way to understand how these courses evolved is to visit these two blogs that serve as archival documents for the past three years of both courses' evolution.
Digital Media One Archive
Digital Media Two Archive