ALC703 - Digital Curation in the Age of AI


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar (weeks 1, 2), 1 x 2-hour online seminar (weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 11), 1 x 4-hour seminar (weeks 9, 10)

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 2-hour scheduled online practical experience (workshop) per week


The world changed. The widening distribution of generative AI has created a shift in how attention and media are curated. This unit enables you to explore and examine the cutting edge of these changes, experimenting with and pushing the limits of how digital media form and function around curatorial practice. Synthetic media have uprooted the design and development of content strategies and it is here we play – from marketing to GLAM to emerging industries that leverage AI in creative practice. Artistic and algorithmic curation processes and techniques will be explored as models of creative practice, while critiqued from postcolonial frameworks. You will learn how to creatively select, assemble, and synthesise media elements to meet various communication needs across personal or client identities, engage theories of change, and develop issue narratives. A hands-on approach to the practice of digital curation will develop your editorial prowess and aesthetic sensibility by collaborating with human and non-human actors to create novel curations, showcased in our own digital content galleries. 

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