Spring 201012 Jan 2010 10:28 am

I’ve just posted a draft of the syllabus and schedule for Mixing and Remixing Information 2010, whose theme is “Open Government and the Web”.  Here’s an abstract of the course

Spring 2010 / CCN: 42629
M,W 12:30-2:00 110 South Hall
Office Hours: TBD
Course website (tbd): bSpace site, (http://blog.mixingandremixing.info)
Instructor: Raymond Yee, Ph.D.
email: yee@berkeley.edu

This project-driven course focuses on combining information from disparate sources to create applications that solve specific problems. Students will learn practical tools and techniques to recombine information through hands-on explorations and projects. The course will provide a systematic framework so that students can learn a particular example of remix in depth so they can understand remixing in a broader context.

Although techniques you will learn are applicable across many disciplines, industries, and endeavors, the 2010 edition of the course will be focused around an overarching theme (open government) and one specific problem: making sense of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and its impact on the country. Deciphering the Recovery (aka the Stimulus) is a large enough playing field to encompass many techniques and perspectives while narrow enough for us to wrap our collective minds around and make substantial progress in studying.

The first day of class is Wednesday, January 20 at 12:30pm in 110 South Hall.

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