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announcing the new Goldsmiths MA/MSc in Creating Social Media :
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
there's also a developers blog which i'll be updating with more detail
- comments welcome http://macreatingsocialmedia.wordpress.com/
Dr. Dan McQuillan
Lecturer in Creative & Social Computing
Goldsmiths, University of London
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