Instructor: Professor Shawn Graham
The theme this year is ‘guerrilla digital public history’. Imagine if you searched for a wifi signal in the museum, and you found a network called ‘The True Story of x’… wouldn’t you click on that? What happens when you go down that rabbit hole? Ways of writing history via games and other playful techs will be explored. We will be examining and using various digital technologies (software and hardware) for reprogramming public spaces with counter-narratives, and reflecting on what digital techs do to, or can do for, marginalized groups. This will be in conjunction with the Canadian Science and Technology Museum. No prior tech experience required: just a willingness to try things out and to reflect on what happens. We will build open research notebooks that chronicle our work online (with due regard to privacy and similar issues).