The theme of the course this year is sustainability. The course, however, is limited to first year MS-HCI students.
Through his research and design projects Dr. DiSalvo works with communities and organizations to study and develop new tools and techniques applied to local social issues. Examples of this include working with urban foragers to design digital mapping and sensor platforms and working with neighborhood residents to design data collection, analysis, and reporting methods. The aim of this work is better understand how people's civic lives are shaped by contemporary technologies, and how they might collaboratively work towards more diverse and equitable ways of living together.
What new cultures of computing are needed for the Anthropocene? How can we re-design the invention, consumption, and use of computing amid climate change? What are responsible futures of computing in times of environmental upheaval?
This course will be taught as a project studio in collaboration with from the City of Atlanta and local community organizations.
The purpose of this course is to research and develop information, communication, and media systems to address regional civic issues, using techniques from design, computing, and social sciences, in collaboration with government and community partners.
This course has a GT designation so students in any major can count it towards free electives, and it is additionally cross listed with CS, ARCH and PUBP.