To commemorate Earth Month (April 2021), DAUS students in the course, Engaged and Participatory Media, presented projects related to climate change and sustainability. Here, Professor Mechthild Schmidt Feist, shares a few highlights from the event. Mechthild Schmidt Feist is a Clinical Professor for Digital Communications and Media at DAUS, where she teaches Engaged and Participatory Media, Motion Design II: Effects and Compositing, and Media History: Art, Design, and Technology.
We spent several weeks analyzing texts and mass media, measuring them against ethical criteria in the changing landscapes of social and participatory media. This learning shaped the Engaged Media + Citizenship project where student teams developed an environmental media campaign around local awareness-building ready to present on Earth Day. The project ended with an analysis of social media feedback and a team debriefing. These projects can also be found on the SPS Media Club Facebook page.