Study Card to Playlist: the Social Life of the Course Catalog
Curricle with Professor Jeffrey Schnapp, metaLAB Harvard
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
Harvard College campus
Forum Room at Lamont Library, Harvard Yard (Map & Directions)
RSVP required to attend in person & Photo ID Required at event
Event is not being webcast. Audio and video will be available shortly after event.
Curricle will offer a new experience in course selection at Harvard: a platform that gives students powerful tools in data visualization and analytics for browsing and selecting courses. The platform will enable students to see the broader landscape within which they navigate the curriculum, offering more opportunities for choice and customization. Additionally it will offer opportunities for students and scholars to see trends in Harvard’s curriculum over time.
The usual course-selection process has blind spots where life-changing courses can lurk undiscovered. And especially in a post-disciplinary era, finding ways to identify links currents among courses across departments—to chart, visualize, and connect far-flung parts of the curriculum—will allow students to forge new and productive paths. metaLAB’s team of designers and scholars will be offering an interactive lunch to preview Curricle and offer opportunities for engagement, reflection, and comprehensive rethinking of the course-selection experience.
metaLAB (at) Harvard, led by Professor Jeffrey Schnapp (RLL, GSD), and headquartered at the Berkman Klein Center, is a creative research team exploring new roles for media and technology in the arts and humanities. The group's project-based research takes many forms, from museum and gallery installations to books, websites, and interventions in virtual and real space.
About Professor Jeffrey Schnapp