Who is this curriculum for? And how can it be used?

James Parker
March 18, 2024

This curriculum is for teachers, scholars, artists, researchers, curators, or anyone who is interested in critical perspectives on machine listening. It is a curriculum without a school. It’s for anyone who wants to use it, in whatever setting. Some of the ways in which you can use this curriculum include:

  • For your own study
  • As an inspiration for courses you want to teach. You can lift topics, resources, and experiments wholesale and port them into your own curriculum, or you can refer students to (parts of) this one if you prefer.
  • Maybe you’re a university, gallery, or festival who wants to host the curriculum for a while, and ‘activate’ it with a few hours or days of teaching. This would give the curriculum an intensive in-person life, where people can get together and work with the curriculum collectively for a few days or weeks during an exhibition or festival. For instance, there are plans to run a short course on machine listening as part of an exhibition on replication, in Melbourne, August, 2024.
  • If you engage with this curriculum to build your own, please consider reaching out and sharing it with us. We'll find a way of hosting it on the site. This would help others learn about the ‘route’ you took through this curriculum to devise one of your own. It would also help make it clear that this isn’t just one curriculum but many: a curriculum of curricula, comprising many possible paths of study.

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