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Kursusnavn (dansk):Digital Experience and Aesthetics 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):Digital Experience and Aesthetics 
Semester:Efterår 2017 
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:
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

- Contextualize and discuss theoretical concepts underpinning digital aesthetics within a wider historical perspective

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

- Engage in digital creative practice to produce aesthetic experiences

- Evaluate and reflect upon digital products 
Fagligt indhold:Students enrolled in this course will learn about digital aesthetics through their own creative practice. That is, they will be asked to design their own digital art and experiences in order to reach an understanding of the concepts related to digital media.

Our pedagogic approach will be based on reflecting, crafting and making. Students will actively use digital technologies to produce different kinds of experiences. The investigations will be complemented with literature that will help students to contextualize and theorize the outcomes.

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.

What is an aesthetic approach and how is it useful to understand digital media? How do we create digital experiences? This course will give you knowledge on how to analyze and understand aesthetic parameters in digital products, installations and experiences, concerning form and appearance. Various aesthetic strategies in a wide array of digital media are treated and analyzed.

Theoretically the course will build on an interdisciplinary context and closely correlate critical analysis and creative practice. 
Læringsaktiviteter:14 ugers undervisning bestående af forelæsninger, øvelser og vejledning

Classroom activities will include lectures and hands-on work, fx with group discussions and exercises, presentations and creative practice (design and implementation of digital experiences).

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:It is mandatory to participate in the development process and deliver a final project that is exhibited in the exhibition, and to deliver a theoretical/analytical essay of 8-10 pages written by the group of 4-5 students, which reflects and contextualizes the final project.

Be aware: The student will receive the grade NA (not approved) at the ordinary exam, if the mandatory activities are not approved and the student will use an exam attempt. 
Eksamensform og -beskrivelse:X: Eksperimentel eksamensform., (7-scale, internal exam)

This course has a two part assessment, the percentage indicates the way that each part is weighed towards the final mark:

- a theoretical/analytical essay (50%) in groups.
- a final creative project that will be presented and documented at an exhibition (50%) 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 fulfilling the mandatory activities, the re-exam will have another form.

Group size for exam: 2-5 students.


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. The re-exam is individual, and in English.  

Litteratur udover forskningsartikler:Readings will be provided during the course. 
 
Undervisere
Følgende personer underviser på kurset:
NavnStillingUndervisertypeIndsats (%)
Kjell Yngve Petersen Lektor(ITU) Kursusansvarlig 75
Laura Beloff Ph.d skoleleder, lektor(ITU) Underviser 25
David Kadish Ph.d.-studerende(ITU) Underviser 0
Harvey Bewley Videnskabelig assistent(ITU) Underviser 0