Civic Media In Action
Institution(s): Emerson College
Discipline(s): Media Studies, Design
Faculty Member(s): Catherine D'Ignazio, Eric Gordon
Keyword(s): Art, Civic Engagement, Civic Media, Civic Tech, Design, Design-Research, Digital MediaDownload PDF
Civic Media are media wherein intentionality of their use or production is to generate social change or ‘public good,” typically originating in the intersection of community and storytelling. In this course, students will work in teams to create civic media projects grounded in real-world needs and guided by community partners. The course will cover participatory design theories and methods for including communities in iterative stages of project ideation, design, implementation and evaluation. Teams may produce a variety of media forms (i.e. game, website, video, artwork, campaign, mobile app, etc.).