Fall 2014 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Knight, Kim
Discipline and Number
EMAC 3328 Section 001
W Time 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Course Title
Digital Society

Description of Course:

Fashion and emerging media have more in common than one might think. Both are constantly in flux and looking forward. Both are sites to negotiate and express identity. Both value originality, but also thrive on collaboration and appropriation. The two are explicitly combined in the realm of wearable media, which will be the main focus of this course. We will begin with a brief look at the history of fashion and its historical intersections with media and technology. We will then explore more contemporary areas of intersection centered on issues of identity and globalization. The final portion of the semester will be devoted to "learning by doing" in the production of socially-engaged and critically-informed wearable media projects. No sewing, electronics, or coding experience is necessary.

Required Texts:

- Rebecca Arnold Fashion: A Very Short Introduction ISBN 978-0199547906
- Tony Olsson, David Gaetano, Samson Wiklund, Jonas Odhner, OpenSoftwear
1st edition available as a free download at http://softwear.cc/book/files/Open_Softwear-beta090712.pdf
All items from the following wishlist: https://www.sparkfun.com/wish_lists/64326

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

No sewing, electronics, or coding experience is necessary.

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