MACS 265 highlights best practices in collaborative innovation that stem from our own campus and from the Midwest. It meets on Mondays and Wednesdays in Siebel 1214 in the Fall 2019; and is hosted in the Media + Cinema Studies Department.
Any student who is interested in technology and innovation studies would be welcome in the class!
Did you know the first computing-composed musical piece came from the U of I?
Did you know the first accessibly-designed campus was the U of I?
Did you know the first massively used Internet browser came from the U of I?
Find out more and Register for Fall 2019:
Innovation Illinois Community Lab - MACS 265 (CRN 72044)
Mondays 11A-12:50P/Wednesdays (lab) 9-9:50A
Location: Siebel 1214
Where do transformative, world-changing innovations come from? How do they emerge? Who’s behind them? What makes them transformative? By drawing on past world-changing University of Illinois innovation projects—from the first wheelchair bus system to the first computer-composed music composition to the first graphical web browser—and by working with faculty from the Colleges of Media, Fine and Applied Arts, Computer Science in Engineering, and the Office of Undergraduate Research, this two-semester course sequence will enable students from across the campus to imagine, research, and develop—via paper, multimedia, and code-based prototypes--future innovation ideas. This year-long course sequence will culminate in a student-designed exhibition of collaborative prototypes that reframe innovation as inherently multidisciplinary, as a practice that necessarily emerges from creative innovation cultures that cross the arts, humanities, social sciences, and computer science. No pre-reqs needed. All majors welcome.