Prior to spring break, the cohort of the Digital Arts & Culture capstone course (DAC 661) had been planning a final showcase of projects developed over the first half of the Spring 2020 semester. Due to the campus closure, this opportunity to share these works with peers and the public was unfortunately cancelled.
But the strength of the DAC 2020 cohort came through with their abilities to solve problems with creative and innovative solutions. Students used this time to not only complete their projects but also explored new creative pathways. Instead of presenting their works in physical space, the cohort opted to highlight their time with the DAC program in a couple other ways:
First, one of the DAC capstone cohort was profiled every few days on the DAC site through the end of semester. In each, DAC students discussed the work they completed that semester. In considering these projects, they also shared their experiences, their processes, and reflected upon moments of success (and sometimes failure).
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In the very near future, we’ll also be archiving and publishing the capstone projects with UWM’s Digital Commons. This curated collection will ensure that these works are preserved in a safe, secure location for the foreseeable future. This collection is significant as this will be the first volume in what we hope will be an ongoing collection. It says a great deal that this cohort would take up this sort of endeavor during a time of global crisis.
It’s a privilege to introduce the DAC Capstone Cohort of 2020: