Students will be taught each phase of designing a sophisticated digital exhibit of museum quality. This includes choosing a platform, designing a compelling exhibit, wtiting metadata, learning about grant writing to support and sustain digital exhibits, and theorizing how digital technology can be used to educate the general public about the importance of preserving forests in the Anthropocene (Age of Climate Change). A significant part of the course will be dedicated to learning about Environmental Humanities including: 1) Scientific studies of climate change in the Arctic, the Amazon, the forests of North America; 2) Contemporary politics effecting the Environmental Protection Agency; 3) Why Native Americans were successful at the first standoff at Standing Rock; and 4) the Data Rescue project that Penn is participating in to save Environmental data being removed from the web by the present administration. We will also study state-of-the-art digital exhibits like the WWhat is Missing?: Creating a Global Memorial to the Planet site by Maya Lin, who designed the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C.
Section 401 - SEM
W 0200PM-0500PM