Creative Labor and the Science of Awe
Instructor Antje Budde
When 2-5pm, Tuesday. Sept..-Dec. 2019
Where Luella Massey Studio Theatre
The science of awe is an emerging new field of inquiry in psychology and cognitive science, exploring the nature and benefits of a sense of wonder and surprise in humans while also speculating on processes of machine learning/ artificial intelligence. In this new course we will investigate plays, dramaturgies/techniques and (live, virtual, artificial) performances of awe. Students will have an opportunity to experiment and critically create a project of awe to be presented at the end of term. Participants in this course - following a strong sense of self-direction, accountability and ethical professionalism - are expected to dive deeply into interdisciplinary research across arts and sciences and to playfully invent something, they didn’t know before. This course will be taught every week alternating between lecture/discussion sessions and making sessions. This is a project by Antje Budde’s Digital Dramaturgy Lab_squared.