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Media and the humanitarian impulse

Media & the Humanitarian Impulse: #ThisClassWillSaveTheWorld

by Lisa Daily Spring 2018 (Teaching-with-Technology Grant Awardee) The idea for the class emerged from my own burgeoning research in the field of humanitarianism and digital media, especially with a critical interest in this idea that virtual reality is the “ultimate empathy machine”—technologies that finally enable spectators to realize their true empathetic potential to care for suffering …

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Social Theory and Curatorial Practice

Social Theory and Curatorial Practice

by Eugenia Kisin Spring 2017 Caring about Curating What is a curator? From the Latin curare, which means both “to cure” and “to care for,” curators are people who make choices about how to display things—and sometimes the things called art—for others. Both “caring” and “curing” are integral to this work, as “caring” involves considerable …

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(Dis)placed Urban Histories

(Dis)Placed Urban Histories

Rebecca Amato Spring 2017 (Dis)Placed Urban Histories invites students to become historians in their own right, by producing primary historical sources. The Spring 2017 iteration of the course encouraged students to conduct archival and secondary research, produce collaborative oral histories with neighborhood residents and business owners, and meet with activists who are working to protect …

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The History of Environmental Science before Darwin

The History of Environmental Science before Darwin

by Peder Anker Fall 2015 Natural Environments, Digital Discussions The History of Environmental Science before Darwin is an interdisciplinary seminar taught in the fall semester by Peder Anker. This seminar provides an overview of the history of the environmental sciences from ancient times up until the publication of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species. Its …

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