Prerequisite courses for this course are: KK640B Media and Communication Studies: Key Themes in Media and Communication Studies (passed) and KK641B Media and Communication Studies: Understanding the Creative Industries (passed)
The course is included in the main field of media and communication studies, and can be part of the degree requirements for each master's degree (60 or 120 credits).
Based on the concept of collaborative media, the course examines how people today increasingly not only consume but also design and produce media. The conditions for this are explored, as well as their consequences. A group based case study, in which students work strategically, conceptually and design-oriented with collaborative media, is carried out.
After completing the course students shall:
- critically evaluate and understand the role collaborative media play in today's society
- discuss the concept of collaborative media and its usefulness in relation to a specific case study with clarity and concision in written and verbal form
- work strategically, conceptually and in a design-oriented way with collaborative media
- evaluate how collaborative media can best be used in different processes and contexts, taking into account relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects.
Learning activities include lectures and seminars that students may attend on campus or online. Supervision is provided in connection with the group-based case study.
Students carry out a group-based case study, which is presented verbally and in writing (7,5 credits).
- Balsamo, Anne (2011) Designing Culture. The Technological Imagination at Work. Durham: Duke University Press.
- Löwgren, Jonas and Bo Reimer (2013) Collaborative Media: Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions. Cambridge: The MIT Press.
- Prototyping Futures (2012) Malmö: Medea, Malmö University (available via http://medea.mah.se/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/prototyping-futures-featured2.jpg).
- Shirky, Clay (2011) Cognitive Surplus. How Technology Makes Consumers into Collaborators. New York: Penguin Books.
Other relevant articles are used in addition to the listed literature.
The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to
the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).
If a course ceases to be available or has undergone any major changes, the students are to be offered two opportunities to retake the examination during the year following the change for re-examination, based on the syllabus which applied at registration.
The Language of Instruction is English