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Digital gardens with real toads in them: the place of heritage media in a digital art and design education.

Macdonald, Iain


Iain Macdonald


At a time when digital media is regarded as orthodoxy in education, in advanced global economies there is a pressing argument to review the lessons of the past and reflect on whether they are still applicable. This paper will enquire into today’s issues with digital practices in art and design education using relevant, historical examples from the main changes in approach of the last century. It will also explain how the changes of approach to art and design education has affected the choice of materials, the stress on different skills and the values of different creative arts within the subject. From a position as a practitioner in the moving image, and in response to this autoethnographic research, the author puts forward a pluralist approach to teaching design, through a hybrid of particular aspects of ‘heritage’ and digital practices.

Start Date May 14, 2013
End Date May 17, 2013
Publication Date Apr 23, 2013
Deposit Date Jun 25, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jun 25, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 1
Pages 577-589
Book Title Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers
ISBN 978-82-93298-01-4
Keywords design education; drawing; digital; hybrid practices; motion graphics;
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Contract Date Jun 25, 2015


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