CIM 489/689 section O – Wearable Technologies: This studio course focuses on wearable technology, electronic textiles, soft computing and will give students hands-on experience in building wearable computing platforms. Students will design and develop concepts into functional wearables through learning to integrate electronics and fiber art techniques using sensors, microcontrollers, and basic programming. Additionally, they will better understand and be able to analyze the relationship of technology to the body, social interaction, and environment.
CIM 489/689 section Q – Visual Design Communication: The Visual Design Communication course educates students on the visual perception of information, methods for visualization, and industry needs. Emphasis is geared towards visual design of product interactions, the impact of design on human behavior and aesthetics and style of visual communication. Students will practice their learnings through various in-class exercises and design projects where the objective is on design to bring visual ideas to life, encourage innovation, and inform and delight a specific audience.
CIM 489/689 section QETU – Religion & Sacred Space in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality: Throughout human history, religion has been a significant factor in the formation of human community and the communication of prosocial values and practices. Digital culture has created new modes of communication–both aural and visual–that may affect and change how religion works and its impact on society. This course will examine the various impacts that emerging technologies have on religion’s structure and practice in the contemporary world.