Fuel for Thought: On the Energy that Drives Culture
Instructor: Grace Franklin, HiDW Ph.D. Fellow (2022-2024)
IN-PERSON Course at USC
Course meets twice a week for four weeks in July 2023.
This tutorial launches from the premise that forms of energy are deeply embedded in culture—in the content of books, film, visual art, and other media, and in the materials that make cultural production possible. Over four weeks, students will read critical essays and primary texts, including Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road (1957), Denis Villanueve’s film Dune (2021), and Beyoncé’s video-album Lemonade (2016), before creating a final digital project in Scalar.