Landmarks, Memory, and Mobile Media
Instructor: Michael Epstein
SF / UDIST–300 / 15 sessions
Prerequisite: Jr standing
June 1-July 7 (no class 7/3), Tues./Thurs./Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
This course tackles the production challenges of creating mobile media that tells a digital story in tandem with your real world surroundings. Students will be telling stories of “Landmarks,” both real and imagined, historical and personal, in the city of San Francisco. Students sequentially explore different forms of mobile media -- text, audio, video and augmented reality -- focusing on the unique ways each can further a place-based story.
The course involves quite a bit of time outside, analyzing the built environment and studying existing mobile media narratives from the travel, journalism, and public art sectors. The course culminates in students producing an original mobile narrative set in a site of their choosing. No programming skills are required as students will be using free online platforms to publish their work. (3 credits)
Students must have access to a Smart Phone for the duration of the course.
This course satisfies the Upper Division Interdisciplinary Studio requirement or a Studio Elective.
The following summer study-abroad courses also satisfy an Upper Division Interdisciplinary Studio: