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Courses - Spring 2024
Information Studies
Open Seats as of
07/23/2024 at 07:30 AM
Practical Skills in HCI; Maker Movement Approach to Computing; Data Storytelling thr ough Creative Coding and Digital Dance
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F, Aud
Students will learn about data storytelling through movement, body tracking and multimedia content generation. Data storytelling enables us to communicate insights from data analyses to a broad audience and helps make the results meaningful through a narrative, or story, that provides context and inspires action. In this course, we will explore data storytelling through choreography and data embodiment-creating physical movement and video that reflects the meaning and context of the data. We will capture that movement and translate the recorded motion into visualizations with multimedia tools like TouchDesigner, culminating in a project to create a short video. Students will build data, technical and artistic fluencies through the experiential activities and the course project. Students with an arts background will gain exposure to visual programming tools and basic data manipulation that support creative processes. Students with a technical background will gain exposure to artistic processes and have the opportunity to leverage technical capabilities for multimedia content creation.