The Arts: Conscious Creativity and the Power to Inspire Change
Panel chaired by me at the Horasis Visions Community Extraordinary Meeting
Virtual Event, March 18, 2021. It is avalaible on Horasis YouTube channel.
Artistic expression has always made suggestions about the future: and has inspired us to cut the wonton waste of environmental resources to develop products, services and concepts for the collective interest. How can we use the arts to change the world for the better? What are the key issues that can be affected through the creative medium?
Media and Digital Interface: Designing Learning Spaces and Knowledge
TEACHING-LEARNING-RESEARCH: DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTS
AMPS (Architecture, Media, Politics, Society)
Manchester School of Architecture
University of Manchester, December 02-04, 2020
My presentation is available on the AMPS YouTube channel! You can watch the full presentation here. Click on the image below!
An article on this presentation’s theme will also be published soon, in early 2021
Many people live a reality in which everything happens online through worldwide connections, i.e., the “global village” (McLuhan 1968). These individuals are connected most of the time, and the pace of their connections increasingly accelerates. They have access to a lot of information from all areas, as well as access to digital platforms. This seems to be fair, as they think that they are informed. However, it’s not quite like that. Without understanding how to discern, these individuals will have access to information that is nothing more than a source of misinformation. In this sense, the role of communication and information technologies and their meaning is discussed, as well as the pedagogical methodologies to enable individuals to discern content, learning, and knowledge formation amid the complex digital interface. Some essential observations in this process have been analyzed, specifically how technology is changing teaching, based on Seymour Papert’s constructionist theory of learning (1980) and his idea of the “art of intellectual model building.” One of them, and the most dominant since we started the digital era, is the digitalization of the whole system, mainly in the press and education. For this analysis, three points will be addressed. The first and most significant is the understanding of the process of knowledge construction in the digital interface. Next, the central pedagogies related to this process will be explored. Finally, the sense of this dynamic of the networked information age, specifically how cultural diversity in its social, economic, and political aspects are related to the new behavior of the individual, will be addressed. The analysis will also discuss the socio-cultural context regarding the evolution of psychological and pedagogical theories, scientific and technological development, and the possibilities of innovation and implementation of resources aimed at constructing the data for virtual visual, textual, and auditory content.
Keywords: environment, technology, information, media, knowledge.
AMPS (Architecture, Media, Politics, Society) is a nonprofit research organization based in the United Kingdom. It operates globally. It partners with publishers & universities. AMPS (Architecture, Media, Politics, Society) has three interdisciplinary research programmes: Teaching + Research, Housing Critical Futures, and The Mediated City. Its journal is available as fully open access, published by UCL Press. AMPS (Architecture, Media, Politics, Society) also has books series with UCL Press, Intellect Books, Vernon Press, Routledge Books and Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Digitale Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften
CoArt Interview with Christiane Wagner during the Corona pandemic 2020
CoART-19 Making Art possible – À table !
It is a cultural reflection on coronavirus and its effects on a personal, artistic, philosophical, and social level. “CoART-19 Making Art possible” is organized by Christoph Klütsch and Daniel Plettenberg—from the Provence Academy in Saignon—in collaboration with the Dora Maar House in Menérbes and with the support of the Department of Culture of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Made possible through funding from The Nancy B. Negley Artist Residency Program, The Hamburg Ministry of Culture and Media and The Alfred Toepfer Stiftung FWS.
YouTube channel TV Cultura & UNIVESP TV
The aesthetic structures, through graphic interfaces, which enable a new perception of digital communication with the visual and verbal languages in a network will be understood in their purposes of configuration on the internet, for self-learning in their forms of network collaboration.
The video lessons are available on the YouTube channel TV Cultura & UNIVESP TV.
This is the channel for those who want to know more and are always learning! It is one of the communicative tools at the Virtual University of the State of São Paulo (UNIVESP). Since September 2009, UNIVESP broadcasts the digital channel 2.2 for TV Cultura’s multiprogramming.
Subtitles in many languages are available in settings, auto-translate.
First video lesson:
Relationship Between Technique, Design, Education, and Knowledge. This video lesson discusses the interdependence of the terms “technical,” “design,” and “technology” for the academic development of e-learning. The focus is on educational design as pedagogical planning and a didactic approach for e-learning through information and communications technology (ICT).
Second video lesson:
Advanced technologies demands, continuously, designing new educational strategies to improve teaching and learning processes. This video lesson discusses the transition from classroom learning to e-Learning. It is considered the importance of producing digital didactic materials online through information and communication technologies (ITC)—the process of construction and constant maintenance of teaching and learning in the virtual learning environment (VLE) or managed learning environment (MLE), by including computers and the Internet in the learning process.
Third video lesson:
This video lesson will present clarification on information technology, computing in education, and a preliminary notion regarding how learning management systems (LMSs) are being increasingly used in e-learning and their theoretical-methodological approach.
Fourth video lesson:
The focus is on the potential of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the virtual learning environment (VLE) in relation to its social context. The appropriate pedagogical method needs to be in tune with social changes!
Fifth video lesson:
This video lesson discusses the interdisciplinarity between communication, design, technology, theories of perception, and the appropriate pedagogy for distance learning, through the virtual learning environment (VLE).
Sixth video lesson:
This video lesson discusses and introduces the new paradigm of education, distance learning through a virtual learning environment. The aesthetic structures, through graphic interfaces, which enable a new perception of digital communication with the visual and verbal languages in a network will be understood in their purposes of configuration on the internet, for self-learning in their forms of network collaboration.
Seventh video lesson:
This video lesson is based on empirical and qualitative research that studied active pedagogical methodologies for educational design practice and media configurations. This video lesson shows how important the empirical and theoretical relationship is for educational planning on online platforms, emphasizing the teaching-learning process in building knowledge.
Eighth video lesson:
The media configuration process is complex, and educational design has to establish methods for the execution of such media, meeting the objectives of current teaching methodologies. However, what are the challenges to be overcome? In this video lesson, we will cover problem-based learning or project-based learning and the appropriate methods for media planning according to the ADDIE model—analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation.
Last video lesson:
Synthesis between practice and theory of educational design
This video lesson discusses a revolutionary form of teaching, a new, enduring human condition driven by its investment in knowledge and the evolution of technology and science. Therefore, given the increasing use of technologies, this new human condition is discussed.