This concentration explores computing as a cultural phenomenon. It equips students to analyze technology's role in society and culture, to understand it historically, and to produce media artifacts. 

Some faculty members whose research is related to this concentration include: Tarleton GillespieSteve Jackson, and Phoebe Sengers

Career Paths

  • Media scholars
  • Media artists 
  • Critical makers
  • Students of critical oriented design master's program (e.g. NYU, ITP, RCA Design Interactions)

Digital Culture and Production courses

This concentration can be completed by following either of the two options below:
  1. One course each from A, B, and C; an additional course from A or C.
  2. One course each from A and B; 2 additional courses from A or C.

For the Media, Art, Design component: Any ARCH elective course or option studio at the 3000 level or higher that addresses Information Technology as a significant component can work for this portion. Students should visit the AAP section of the course roster to identify courses that fulfill the criteria. 

Please reference the Cornell Class Roster for details on the courses below.

A. Digital Culture and History

  • INFO 2921: Inventing an Information Society
  • INFO 3200: New Media and Society
  • INFO 3561: Computing Cultures

B. Digital Production

  • INFO 2300: Intermediate Design and Programming for the Web
  • INFO 3152: Introduction to Computer Game Design
  • INFO 3300: Data-Driven Web Applications
  • INFO 4320: Introduction to Rapid Prototyping and Physical Computing
  • CS 3758: Autonomous Mobile Robots
  • CS 4620: Introduction to Computer Graphics

C. Media, Art, Design

  • INFO 2750: Ethical Issues in Intelligent Autonomous Systems
  • INFO 3450: Human-Computer Interaction Design
  • INFO 3660: History and Theory of Digital Art
  • INFO 4152: Advanced Topics in Computer Game Design
  • INFO 4240: Designing Technology for Social Impact
  • INFO 4400: Advanced-Human Computer Interaction Design
  • INFO 4420: Human Computer Interaction Studio
  • ART 3705: Digital Media: Art in the Age of Networks
  • ARTH 4151: Topics in Media Arts
  • ARTH 4154: Feminism, Post-Feminism, and Cyberfeminism
  • COML 3115: Video and New Media: Art, Theory, Politics
  • HIST 2293: Digital History