ICT 325 Multimedia and Technology

This course is designed to engage students with the deployment of multimedia within contemporary interactive technologies, including their historical and cultural contexts, underlying platforms, visual cultures, sociocultural dynamics, and technical components. The objective of this course is to help students cultivate conceptual tools that are of practical relevance that can be used while creating and engaging with multimedia tools, platforms, and artifacts both in their professional and personal lives. To this extent, the readings are carefully chosen to introduce foundational concepts of new media (Unit 1), associate and apply these concepts in their daily lived lives (Unit 2), and critically think about some of the broader implications of new media (Unit 3). The assignments are designed to cultivate critical analytical thinking by helping students apply the insights to day-to-day examples. Students are also required to complete two multimedia tool workshops as a part of their curriculum in order to gain practical skills.

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