Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media

17 June 2011

Digital Culture Working Group

Cumulus Digital Culture is a working group bringing together members of the Cumulus Association dedicated to new media and interaction design.

For a while now, digital technologies and services have appeared all around us on a worldwide scale. Art, design and media higher education institutions have taken into account this emerging and challenging trend pervading our societies. Many courses, curricula, degrees and research projects have come to life over the past ten or fifteen years: "new media, "interaction design", "multimedia/hypermedia" etc...

Depending on each institution's own history, on the personal interests of the pioneering founders as well as on national and local contexts, many different options have been explored. It may now be time, in 2007, to identify and to gather the various players in our institutions interested in what can be called a "digital culture" in a broader sense.

This working group is meant to be both a platform for discussion and exchanges about existing experiences and a framework for future collaboration, including the quite contemporary issue of research.

Coordinator:

Frédéric Degouzon, Research & international development coordinator
L'Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique, France f.degouzon[at]lecolededesign.com

Read more about the group: www.cumulusdigitalculture.net