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<nettime-ann> new Goldsmiths MA/MSc in Creating Social Media
dan mcquillan on Sun, 26 Jun 2011 22:52:30 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> new Goldsmiths MA/MSc in Creating Social Media

please allow me to announce the new Goldsmiths MA/MSc in Creating Social Media :

as the emphasis is on marrying technical skills with a critical &
creative engagement i think it may be of interest to some here.

from the programme:
"What does social media look like after recent events in North Africa
and the UK? What will you create? This unique theory/practice
programme combines computing and cultural studies to provide you with
the practical and critical skills to shape the future of social media.
The MA/MSc is a collaborative theory/practice programme across the
Department of Computing and the Centre for Cultural Studies, and is
part of the newly launched Centre for Creative and Social
Based on global examples, you will explore the technological and
intellectual questions that have risen to prominence with the social
web. You will critique existing approaches and tools, and plan,
develop, hack and implement ground-breaking applications and
campaigns. You will not only analyse: you will create.
New social media platforms, at their best, develop new online forms of
connecting, relating, sharing and competing. Effective and innovative
social media creation, therefore, involves deep theoretical and
practical knowledge of both software development and social processes.
You will learn how to develop and hack social media software, how
social worlds operate, how software tools enable different forms of
social practice, and how new social media projects can be launched
successfully. You will accelerate the impact of social media in your
chosen field."

i've also started developers blog for the programme which i'll be
updating with more detail - comments welcome:

feel free to pass on my details as first point of contact.
many thanks

Dr. Dan McQuillan
Lecturer in Creative & Social Computing
Goldsmiths, University of London

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