School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

ECS406U Bridging Arts and Technology

Module code: ECS406U

Credits: 15
Semester: SEM1

The aim of this module is to remove the perceived barrier between technology, design and creativity and encourage you to explore how visual (e.g. drawing) and narrative skills can inform and enhance the creation of technologies.

You will use a range of art practice to break down assumptions of what technology should do and look like. Core writing skills (creative and essay skills) will also be developed through investigating narratives of technology, e.g. science fiction, and contrasting this with factors, such as algorithms, that underpin the technologies we use. By the end of the module you will have knowledge and understanding of art practice as systems, the importance of algorithms and data structures, and use creative skills to structure applications and communicate intention.

Level: 4