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Academic Catalog 2017-2018
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Jan 23, 2018
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

LASS312 Technology and Language 3cr

The course investigates the relationship of languages of expression to tools and communication technologies. Through interdisciplinary exploration of various modes and practices, from the language of typography, audio/visual expression, to dynamic languages of interaction, social media and crowd sourcing, students gain knowledge and understanding of current issues of social communication in the context of dynamic media technology. The course introduces students to recent developments, theory and criticism of communication design and technology through selected case studies involving the work of historical and contemporary inventors, designers, artists and new media innovators.

Prerequisites: LALW100,FRSM100

Undergraduate Elective