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Kursusnavn (dansk):Digital Experience and Aesthetics 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):Digital Experience and Aesthetics 
Semester:Efterår 2015 
Udbydes under:Bachelor i digitale medier og design (bdmd) 
Omfang i ECTS:7,50 
Kursussprog:Engelsk 
Kursushjemmeside:https://learnit.itu.dk 
Min. antal deltagere:12 
Forventet antal deltagere:70 
Maks. antal deltagere:81 
Formelle forudsætninger:The course language is English, so students must be able to understand, read and write English at a high level. 
Læringsmål:After the course, students should be able to:

- Identify and reflect on key concepts related to digital media experiences

- Discuss basic theories underpinning digital aesthetics

- Contextualize digital aesthetics within a wider historical perspective

- Do exploratory design of the aesthetic side of digital media and technologies.

- Engage in digital creative practice and programming to produce aesthetic experiences

- Evaluate and reflect upon digital products from an aesthetic perspective 
Fagligt indhold:Please note, that due to technical challenges, changes may occur before the start of the semester (week 35) – this applies to all sections of the course description.

Students enrolled in this course will learn about digital aesthetics through their own creative practice. That is, they will be asked to analyse existing digital art and experiences, and to design their own, in order to reach an understanding of the basic aesthetic concepts related to digital media.

Our pedagogic approach will be based in poiesis, understood as crafting and making. Students will actively use digital technologies to produce different kinds of aesthetic experiences. Through making, designing and reflecting, they will attain their own understanding of the basic problems and concepts, that will then be complemented with readings of research literature that will help them contextualize and theorize about the said knowledge.

What is an aesthetic approach and how is it useful to understand digital media? How do we create digital experiences? This course will, on a basic level, enable you to analyse and understand aesthetic parameters in digital products, installations and expressions. We will investigate how form and appearance influence the experience and what aesthetic means are available in the design of digital products and situations.

Different aesthetic strategies in a wide array of digital media are treated and analysed, such as web-based art, mobile apps, installation arts and other spatial forms of expression, theatrical and participatory events, telematic operations and online/offline integrated social sites, intermedial art, and digital products conceived for storytelling or entertainment such as computer games.

Theoretically the course will build an inter-disciplinary context of analytic positions, and closely correlate critical analysis and creative practice. We will investigate contexts of artistic exploration and design strategies specific to the digital media, as well as discuss the mutual impact of technological innovation and artistic exploration. 
Læringsaktiviteter:14 ugers undervisning bestående af forelæsninger, øvelser og vejledning

Classroom activities are centered around students working hands-on, fx with group discussions and exercises, presentations and creative practice (design and implementation of digital experiences). Lectures will be very short and punctuated by student activity

Students are expected to take responsibility upon their own learning process, and are encouraged to keep a reflective journal. The preparations of the students will include reading, experiencing artworks and taking notes. 

Obligatoriske aktivititer:Most class sessions will have creative exercises. It is a requirement that every student has participated in at least half the creative exercises in order to be eligible for the exam (please see the exam description) 
Eksamensform og -beskrivelse:X: Eksperimentel eksamensform., (7-scale, internal exam)

This course has a three parts assesment, the percentage indicates the way that each part is weighed towards the final mark:

- participation in at least half of the creative workshops (10%)
- a midterm individual theoretical/analytical essay (45%)
- a final creative project that will be presented and documented at an exhibition (45%), individually or in groups.

All students will be able to follow their individual progress inside LearnIt, where we will publish a list of the attended creative workshops, as well as grades for both the theoretical essay and the creative project.

If students are not attending the ordinary exam, the re-exam will have another form. The re-exam is a written examination on premises. It will last for a maximum of 3 hours. Students can bring their notes, books and other materials to the classroom. Examples of questions are: a reflection about one of the different practical design exercises we will have done throughout the semester, an analysis of an artwork or a theoretical argument about a topic we have discussed in class. The exam is individual, and in English.  

Litteratur udover forskningsartikler:There will also be several chapters from various aesthetics books. 
 
Undervisere
Følgende personer underviser på kurset:
NavnStillingUndervisertypeIndsats (%)
Susana Pajares Tosca Lektor(ITU) Kursusansvarlig 100
Jonas Jørgensen Undervisningsassistent(ITU) Underviser 0
Sara Tarby Christensen Hjælpelærer(ITU) Hjælpelærer 0