Ontario College of Art & Design

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Virtual Communities
0.50 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite(s) Art students: One of the following - Contemporary Issues: Art Today courses, CRCP 2B01, DRPT 2B13, INTM 2B22, PHOT 2B12, PRNT 2B25 or SCIN 2B09 and GART 1B06 Time-Based Media

Prerequisite(s) Design students: GDES 1B26 Principles of Interaction Design and GDES 2B03 Think Tank/ Creative Intersections

Recommended: VISC 4B15 Urban Life: Art, Design and the City and/or VISC 4B91 Special Topic: Socio-Cultural Issues and the Built Environment
Are virtual cultures an escape from the social world? Can technology enable community? This course is a cross-disciplinary opportunity for art and design students to explore these questions and to collaborate together, carrying concepts of virtual community from research through to the creation of prototypes for interactive projects. Students will present small-group seminars on examples of virtual communities and on debates arising from lectures and case studies. Online networks - from newsgroups and multi-user domains, to art, gaming and activist exchanges will be examined within contexts of technological and social change.
Notes: INTERDISCIPLINARY OFFERING This course is open to Art and Design students and is presented from a cross-disciplinary perspective.
Course was last updated April 13, 2006 - 11:45 AM