PSAM

5752

Dark Data

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Dark Data

Spring 2021

Taught By: David Carroll and Melanie Crean

Section: A

CRN: 9798

Credits: 3

Digital networks provide for immense, unprecedented connectivity. This hyper connectedness enables not only unlimited communication and ubiquitous monitoring, but the potential to affect civic discourse and government. As whistleblowers leak and corporations begrudgingly disclose details about international monitoring infrastructures and the considerable overlaps with commercial platforms, Internet users confront startling revelations about how both state and private actors record and mine the details of our lives, and have the capacity to sway our personal opinions. Big Brother + Big Data = Dark Data. This course examines these phenomena within historical and contemporary socio-technical contexts. Paying special attention to art, design and technology that critique, mitigate, or respond to digital tracking infrastructures, the studio elective will support the practice of making new creative responses to data security and sovereignty by exploring critical artifacts, systems, strategies, and interventions.

Open to: All University graduate students, and BFA Design & Technology junior and seniors.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 22

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:51pm 6/18/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 1:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/10/2021