CS4031 Introduction to Digital Media 2011
The short URL for this page is http://tinyurl.com/IntroDM11
Aims & Objectives
On successful completion of this module students will:
- Have considered the influence of technology on human cognition and activity.
- Considered a number of case studies focussed on particular technologies and media.
- The influence of technology on cognition and activity.
- The relationship of Technology to Practice, Form, Content and Remediation.
- Case studies will consider the influences, consequences and interrelationship of media and thought, including:
- The written word, printing press, computer & digitisation, World Wide Web.
- Music instrument form, mnemonics, notation, recording, digitisation.
- The reproduced image, printing press, camera, film, television, digitisation.
- Narrative - orality, ritual & theatre/opera, illusion, interactive systems, sensors, virtual spaces, remediation
Lecturer & TA
Lecturer - Dr.Gabriela Avram
TA - Nora O'Murchu
- Paul, A. Mayer, Computer Media and Communication, Oxford Univ. Press, 1999.
- Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media, Routledge, 1964.
- Walter, J Ong, Orality and Literacy: Technologizing the Word, Routledge, 1999.
- H. Rheingold. Tools for Thought. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2000.
- Michael Rush, New Media in Art, Thames and Hudson world of art, 2005.
- Johnny Ryan, A history of the Internet and the digital future
- Paul A.Mayer -Introduction. From Logic Machines to the Dynabook: An Overview of the Conceptual Development of Computer Media , in Computer Media and Communication, Oxford Univ. Press, 1999, pp. 3-22
- As We May Think - Vannevar Bush, pp.23-36 (available online here)
- Doug Engelbart, Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework, pp. also available online here
- Alan Kay, Adele Goldberg - Personal Dynamic Media online here
- Marshall McLuhan - The Medium is the Message
- Usability 101: Introduction to Usability- Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox, August 25, 2003
- Clay Shirky - Social Software and the Politics of Groups
- Christopher Allen - Tracing the Evolution of Social Software
- "Constructing Text:Wiki as a Toolkit for (Collaborative?) Learning" by Forte, A.and Bruckman, A.
- Persuasive Technologies by B.J.Fogg, Communications of the ACM, 199, 42/5
- 6.09.2011 - IxDM Introduction
- 8.09.2011 - Video games - an interactive medium- invited talk by Chris Exton
- 13.09.2011- Brief introduction to Social Media; An Overview of the Conceptual Development of Computer Media
- 15.09.2011 - An Overview of the Conceptual Development of Computer Media continuation
- 20.09.2011 - "As We May Think"- Vannevar Bush's visionary article
- 22.09.2011 - Doug Engelbart and Augmenting Human Intellect
- 27.09.2011- Hacker Ethic and Philosophies - Guest lecturer: Nora O Murchú
- 29.09.2011 - Digital Art practices - Guest lecturer: Nora O Murchú
- 4.10.2011 - Marshall McLuhan - The Medium is the Message
- 6.10.2011 - Steve Jobs - Stay hungry, stay foolish!
- 11.10.2011 -Personal Computing - from Vision to Reality
- 13.10.2011 - Human Computer Interaction
- 18.10.2011 - Human Computer Interaction continued
- 20.10.2011- Social Software
- 25.10.2011 - Social Software p II
- 27.10.2011 - Social Software p III
- 1 Nov 2011 - Intellectual Property Rights
- 3 Nov 2011 - Ubiquitous computing/Ambient intelligence
- 8 Nov 2011 - Inside the Enterprise
- 10 Nov 2011 - Learning in the digital era
- 15 Nov 2011 - The DYI culture; Hackerspaces, Makerspaces, FabLabs and Personal Fabrication
- 17 Nov 2011 - Revision
Venue & timetable
- Tuesday - 11-12, CSG001
- Thursday - 10-11, CSG001
- CS4031 Assessment- the 3 assignments
#ixdm11 on Twitter
- a Twitter hashtag for communicating within our group
- you can get your own account on http://twitter.com, or just listen here.
Places to go, things to see
- website: http://milklabs.ie
- You can join the mailing list to find out what's going on.
- We're also on Facebook
Limerick OpenSource Meetup
IxDa Limerick Meetup
Wednesday Afternoon Talks series
- Interaction Design Talks 2-4pm
The Nomadic Work/Life in the Knowledge Economy team announces the
Interaction Design Talks
- Date: Wednesday, 26 October 2011, 2:30pm
- Venue: CSG001
As part of the Interaction Design Talks Series, the Interaction Design Centre announces a talk by Triona Butler.
Title: I Want To Be An Interaction Designer When I Grow Up - a perspective on transitioning from student to industry professional
Bio: Having completed a BA in Communication studies at Dublin City University in 2007, Tríona began working as a web designer for Tricycle Interactive, a creative design company based in Limerick, Ireland. In 2009 Tríona pursued an MSc in Interactive Media at the University of Limerick. Since graduating Tríona has worked as Digital Designer for Burberryin London. She currently holds a position as an Interaction Designer at Google in Zurich.
All are welcome.
The Limerick chapter of IxDA (the Interaction Design Association) is organising a second event dedicated to the theme of “Connected Limerick”, after the successful workshop that took place last year on September 24, as part of the tweak.ie festival.
We invite everyone with an interest in the interplay between the physical and the digital Limerick-individuals, organisations and communities- to participate.
A series of short presentations will be followed by an open discussion.The speakers will be announced shortly.
This year’s event will take place at the Hunt Museum, in the Captain’s room, on Tuesday, 1st of November, from 4 to 6pm, as part of the Design Week.
- See Connected Limerick for details
4th International Seminar Series: Work Practices, Nomadicity and ICT Mediation
- Wed 14th September (2.30-4pm) Room: tbc
- Prof. Gloria Mark (University of California, Irvine, USA)
- Managing Work in a Global Context: Social Networks for Supporting Nomadic Work
- Fri 30th September (2.00-4.30pm) Room: tbc
- Dr. Oskar Juhlin (Stockholm University, Sweden)
- The Role of Happiness and Enjoyment in our Life
- Dr. Mark Perry (Brunel University, UK)
- Work Around - Practices around Technology, Space and the Ever-changing Nature of Organisational Life
- Mon 10th October (2.30-4.00pm) Room: tbc
- Prof. Barbara Czarniawska (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
- Nomadic Work as Life Story Plot
Guest Lecture - 'Inside the Gaming Brain' by Professor William O'Connor
Date - Monday 17th October 2011 Venue - CSG-001, Computer Science Building Time - 13h00-14h00
Professor William O'Connor of the UL Medical School will present a lecture entitled: 'Inside the Gaming Brain.'
In this lecture Professor O'Connor will translate cutting-edge neuroscience to answer such questions as how a gamers brain is 'formed' and illuminates the brain processes involved in generating creative games and using them to get the best from the brain.
Professor O'Connor's website 'Inside the brain' http://Inside-the-brain.com/ reports on the latest from the world of brain research including recent neuroscience findings to get the best from your brain.
Professor William T. O'Connor Foundation Chair, Head of Teaching and Research In Physiology Room Number E1-030 Tel-Guthán: 00-353-61-233750 Web: www.ul.ie/medicalschool <http://www.ul.ie/medicalschool> http://inside-the-brain.com/ <http://williamoconnor.wordpress.com/>