Time: Monday 1 September 2014 at 15:00 - 17:00
Teachers: Elina Eriksson () , Daniel Pargman ()
Student groups: CMETE_4, TMETM_META_1, TMETM_METB_1, TMETM_METC_1, TMETM_METD_1, TMMTM_1, TMMTM_2
Introduction to the Course and Why is Sustainability Important for You!
Lecturer: Daniel Pargman and Elina Eriksson, KTH
Guest lecturer: Samuel Mann, Otago University, New Zealand
Talk: The first part of the lecture is an introduction of the course with course information. The second part is a guest lecture about sustainability, and why sustainability is important for you as media technology students.
About: Daniel Pargman is an Assistant Professor in Media Technology at the KTH School of Computer Science and Communication. His research interests concerns social media, virtual communities, Internet culture, sustainability and resource challenges.
Elina Eriksson is working as a researcher at Green Leap and at the Center for Sustainable Communications (CESC) at KTH. Her research interest has been in change issues, and user-centred design. However, on a personal level, the survival of the human race and her children in particular has pushed her into climate-sustainability-zombie anxiety, something she tries to harness in research.
Samuel Mann is an Associate Professor at Otago Polytechnic, in Dunedin, New Zealand. He effectively hold two positions – he teaches in computing (software engineering, interaction design) and hold the institution’s Education for Sustainability Portfolio.
Literature: No literature to read before the lecture.