Transformation; how the digital creates new realities

A lesson about how digital technology has stirred our imagination and enabled us to create new realities. At the same time we need to be sceptical about the merits of an all-encompassing digital lifestyle.

about the lesson S

A lesson about imagination and transformation in the context of digital technology

This lesson is inspired by the concept of transformation. It deals with how technology has changed the way we communicate and transfer knowledge and how the ‘digital’ has created new encounters that seem real, but sometimes are able to deceive and seduce our senses.

What is the objective of this lesson?

watch this animation S


S Transformations.

A brief video.

answer this quiz S

Transformations. A quiz.

S Transformations, quiz mode

Read this Introduction before you take the Quiz!

This quiz is designed to test your understanding of the topic. The animation is shown again, but this time it is interspersed with eight multiple-choice questions that appear on the screen and have to be answered before you can continue with the clip. Some of them can be answered by listening and watching attentively, others require some additional webresearch.

complete these assignments M

M Assignments (4)

1 out of 4 — ASSIGNMENTS IN PREPARATION — inventors and creativity

1a. Transformation, imagination and innovation

1b. application of Shannon’s principle

1c. Transformation and Digitization of text, audiovisual content, images, 3d objects

Briefing lecturer

Reading/viewing suggestions

Trevor Owens’ article, “Digital Sources & Digital Archives: The Evidentiary Basis of Digital History”. Text Encoding Initiative.

2 out of 4 — ASSIGNMENTS IN PREPARATION — transformation in the world of animals

2a. Natural transformations compared to digital transformation

3 out of 4 — ASSIGNMENTS IN PREPARATION — Transformation in mythology

1a. Ovidius reuse of Greek Mythology in Metamorphosis

1b. Transformations through digital technology

Briefing lecturer

Reading/viewing suggestions

4 out of 4 — ASSIGNMENTS IN PREPARATION — Transformation through re-use of online content

1a. Where the images come from that have been used in the clip Transformation?

Briefing lecturer

Reading/viewing suggestions