New Course and Speaker Series Focus on Digital Design Research
In the spring of 2013, Mary Woods, the Michael A. McCarthy Professor of Architecture, and Oya Rieger, associate university librarian for digital scholarship and preservation services, cotaught a new course on design research in the digital era. Along the Edge of the Physical and Virtual Design and Visual Research in the Digital Era explored how to foster critical thinking about digital culture and make sense of changes triggered by new media by focusing on qualitative research methods and strategies. A companion lecture series, Conversations in the Digital Humanities, brought to campus speakers, including Neil Fraistat, University of Maryland; Yanni Loukissas (B.Arch. '99), Harvard GSD; and Shannon Mattern, The New School.
The speaker series continued in the fall semester, with guests Kathleen Fitzpatrick, New York University; Brooke Singer, SUNY Purchase College; and Michael Wesch, Kansas State University.