Each quarter, multidisciplinary teams of students, faculty, and professionals come together to collaborate in the Knight Lab Studio class, producing cutting-edge digital work, research, and thought, and innovating across every part of the media-making process. The Lab places students together on teams to work on an important problem for the future of media, rapidly moving beyond conversation and hypothesis to well-reasoned action during the quarter. Their process combines user and audience research, design thinking, critical and analytical work, iterative building, storytelling, new technology, and a healthy dose of experimentation—often within the confines of a single, specific problem. The winter 2019 class will include projects on augmented reality, storytelling tools, privacy awareness, and personalized storytelling. Full project details and the application is available at https://studio.knightlab.com/#applications.
The class will run from 2:30-4:20 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students may take the class for journalism, computer science, or communications credit. Applications for the class are competitive – in recent quarters, about 1/3 of applicants are accepted.
Applications for the Studio class are due by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, November 7. Notifications will be sent to accepted students by November 9, before the normal University registration period begins.
Curious about the Knight Lab's Studio class? Check out a past episode of the Digital Learning Podcast that profiled the inaugural Studio class below: