Professor Claudia Roda

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  The American University Of Paris


Courses Regularly Offered at AUP:

  • Introduction to Computer Programming I - Introduces the field of computer science and the fundamental concepts of programming from an object-oriented perspective using the programming language Java. Starts with practical problem-solving and leads to the study and analysis of simple algorithms, data types, control structures, and use of simple data structures such as arrays and strings. Offered Fall and Spring - undergraduate level
  • Advanced Java Programming - Successful students will have a thorough knowledge of the computer language Java, the systematic development of programs, problem-solving and a knowledge of some of the fundamental algorithms of computer science. Essential concepts include inheritance, polymorphism, and error-handling using exceptions. Offered in Spring - undergraduate level
  • NEW Communication in the era of attention scarcity The rapid evolution of digital technology has been accompanied by a series of phenomena that have been referred to with labels such as “media convergence”, “information overload” and “death of distance”. This course focuses on the set of processes that all these phenomena have in common: attentional processes. The cognitive, social and economic processes underlying attention drive modern media dynamics (as well as many other aspects of our society) and they are grounded in social changes that often pre-date the digitization era. After exploring the relevance of modern attention studies to communication theory and practice, this course analyses the concept of attention scarcity and several theorization of the “attention economy”. Contemporary cognitive and neurological study of attention will be introduced as well as their application in broadcasting, branding and advertising. As attentional processes are stretched to new forms and structures, several theorists have argued that our society is undergoing an unprecedented transformation that will reshape not only the way we relate to one another but the very essence of what we are, how we learn and how the “human” will eventually evolve.
  • Human Computer Interaction - Introduces theories of human-computer interaction and analyses human factors related to the design, development, and use of Information Systems. Students will apply these theories with examples of design, implementation, and evaluation of multimedia user interfaces. The subject of this course is inherently interdisciplinary and the students attending the course normally represent several majors. Offered in Fall - graduate and undergraduate levels
  • NEW HUMAN RIGHTS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY - This course joins two seemingly disparate disciplines – law and science – in an attempt to understand more fully the dense, multidimensional nature of the digital revolution and how we are going to live with it. The application of a human rights framework is extremely useful in highlighting many of the connected aspects of this technological transition. The course is an interdisciplinary primer, a guide to examining the critical issues that shape our use of digital technology; by elaborating specific case studies, we ground our general arguments in lived experiences across diverse geographic contexts. - graduate level

Here is some more complete information on the courses I have taught at AUP and elsewhere. Many of my courses include a project component, Here is a collection of sample work produced by students in my classes.

Lecture: Digital tightrope: Use and abuse of perceptual technologies - Scientific meeting on Perceptual technologies: from laboratory to real life at the Laboratorio di Azione, Percezione e Cognizione, San Raffaele 1.6.2017

Interview: Le design de l'attention (digitalsocietyforum) 26.11.2015

Seminar: Attention automatisée et design d’interface : Eyes tracking, GoogleGlass et Quantified Self – Le design de l’attention: Création et Automatisation - Institut de recherche et d’innovation Centre Pompidou and Biennale internationale de design de Saint-Etienne 24 March 2014

Panelist: Privacy in Computer Science Education – Computer, Privacy & Data Protection (CPDP) Conference 2015

On BBC-World The Forum: about interruptions - 12.1.2015

AUP's Principal Scientist for the PRIPARE project (PReparing Industry to Privacy-by-design by supporting its Application in REsearch) launched October 1st 2013.

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(c) 2013-2015 Claudia Roda