On 30 October, our Artsformation project launched a Massive Open Online Course, titled “Art and the Digital Transformation”. It is a free online course available for anyone to enroll, and is aimed at changemakers who want to build a better digital future with the help of the arts.
Artsformation’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is titled “Art and the Digital Transformation”. The course draws on the research conducted under the umbrella of the H2020 research project Artsformation, and aims to ignite a stimulating discussion on the potential role artists can play in fostering a more diverse and inclusive digital transformation.
Two of the instructors of the course are the Nordic Centre for Internet and Society members Christian Fieseler and Victor Renza, who hold the course together with Kirsti Reitan Andresen and Ana Alacovska. They share some of the main findings from across Artsfomation, in conversation with several artists, curators, and researchers working with art and technology across Europe.
Structure of the course
The course comprises a total of 7 modules. Each module begins with a set of learning objectives and then delves into a specific topic within the realm of art and technology. This exploration is facilitated through various resources, including lecture and case videos, podcasts, open-access readings, and practical exercises.
The 7 modules are as follows:
- The role of the arts in the Digital Transformation (introduction)
- Art as a transformative agent
- Art and enterprise
- Socially Engaged Art
- Organizing the arts
- Arts and policy making
- Facilitating digital transformation through artistic endeavors (final assessment)
The course concludes with a final assignment, requiring learners to apply the knowledge they have acquired throughout the course to analyze an art project of their choosing.
A free online course available for anyone to enroll
The MOOC is primarily aimed at changemakers who want to build a better digital future with the help of the arts. It is available free of charge for anyone who may be interested, on the internationally recognised MOOC platform Coursera. An aim of publishing the course through Coursera was to reach a broad range of global learners, not only to share the research findings but also to invite a diverse group of stakeholders into the discussion of the potential role of the arts in the Digital Transformation.
Artsformation is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870726.