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Special Subject: Art, Culture and Technology — Culture Fabric

Prerequisites: 
Permission of instructor
Lab Fee: 
Per-term $75 fee after Add Date; SMACT students are exempt
Enrollment: 
Limited to 20

Focuses on the concept of “fabric” both as a medium and as a framework to explore the complex cultural histories, meanings, and functions of clothing and wearable technologies.

Guides students in an exploration of ways in which clothing signals one’s belonging to a group and reflects the degree of one’s conformity with established social or cultural norms as well as ways in which clothing and fashion may provide insights into broader cultural codes, societal politics, and processes of transformation.