11.204 Planning, Communications, and Digital Media, Fall 2002
Author(s)Hoyt, Lorlene M.; Cao, Liou
Planning, Communications, and Digital Media
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Subject focuses on methods of digital visualization and communication and their application to planning issues. Lectures introduce methods for describing or representing a place and its residents, for simulating actions and changes, for presenting visions of the future, and for engaging multiple actors in the process of envisioning change and guiding action. Laboratory time allows students to apply these methods by designing a web-based portfolio that is critiqued throughout the semester, and evolves as they advance through the program. From the Course Home Page: Course Description This course focuses on methods of digital visualization and communication and their application to planning issues. Lectures will introduce a variety of methods for describing or representing a place and its residents, for simulating changes, for presenting visions of the future, and for engaging multiple actors in the process of guiding action. Through a series of laboratory exercises, students will apply these methods in the construction of a web-based portfolio. The portfolio is not only the final project for the course, but will serve as a container for other course work throughout the MCP program. This course aims to introduce students to (1) such persistent and recurring themes as place, race, power and the environment that face planners, (2) the role of digital technologies in representing, analyzing, and mobilizing communities, (3) MIT faculty and their work, (4) MIT's computing environment and resources including Athena, Element K, the ESRI virtual campus, Computer Resources Laboratory (CRL), Campus Wide Information Systems Support (CWIS), the GIS Laboratory at Rotch Library and (5) software tools like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, ESRI ArcView, Microsoft Access, and Macromedia® Dreamweaver that will assist them in creating digital images, working with relational databases, and launching a web-based portfolio. Macromedia® is a trademark or registered trademark of Macromedia, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
planning, communication, digital, media, communications, visualization, the role of digital technologies, mobilizing communities, Athena, Element K, the ESRI virtual campus, Computer Resources Laboratory (CRL), Campus Wide Information Systems Support (CWIS), the GIS Laboratory, Rotch Library, software tools, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, ESRI's ArcView, Microsoft's Access, Macromedia's Dreamweaver, Digital media