Sunday, August 31, 2014

Welcome to the DM2571 course blog

This is the blog for the 2013 edition of the KTH course DM2571 "Future of media". The course has a new theme every year and this year's theme is "The Future of News / News of the Future". (Last year's theme was "The Future of Magazines / Magazines of the Future".)

The course starts on Monday September 1 (10.15-12.00 in lecture hall D3). If you plan to take the course, make sure to come to the first lecture. It will be full of information about the course and about this year's theme.

Do note that the schedule (which can be found here) will be pretty full with lectures and seminars during the first seven weeks of the course (week 36-42 - Monday September 1 to Friday October 17) and that these activities are not optional to attend (i.e. the course requirement - the major part of the examination for the first half of the course - is set to 75% attendance). The good news is on the other hand that we will be visited by a large number of high-profile guests from the academy, from industry and from non-governmental agencies (NGOs). The high requirements on attendance will also be "compensated" by the almost total absence of scheduled activities during the second half of the autumn term when students will instead work with their group projects and can thus schedule your time however you wish.

This blog will be used as a one-way channel to spread timely administrative and practical information during the course. As a student attending the course, you also have the option of commenting on blog posts (for example to ask questions) instead of sending mail to the teachers. That way the whole class can benefit from seeing your questions as well as the answer.

If you plan to take the course, please 1) check out this blog regularly, i.e. at least a few times a week, 2) subscribe to the RSS flow, or 3) subscribe to blog posts by e-mail.

That's all for now, see you on September 2!

/Daniel Pargman (head teacher) & Malin Picha (associate teacher)