I’m taking 3 awesome classes. Music and the WWW, Marketing, and Accessibility.
For Music and the WWW, I’ll be researching Music Discovery on the Internet. Things like Last.fm and Pandora. For the final project, I’ll develop an interactive website, but I have to use original content so I’ll be making some music myself.
My Marketing professor is the craziest and most intense I’ve ever had. He’ll start each lecture with “storytime,” where he tells us about doing business in one of the supposed 178 countries he’s been. Yesterday he talked about dancing with a Chinese drug lord on the top of Victoria Peak in Hong Kong, in the Police Chief’s Mansion with 7 Rolls Royces in the driveway. And he’s promised to take us to the “Promised Land.”
I just had my first Accessibility lecture, where we’ll be learning about disabilities and technologies to overcome them. My professor does research in guidance systems for the visually impaired among other things, but this General Education class is more focused on the social impact of disabilities than the technological. My interest here is Web Accessibility, and how I can take that into consideration when I’m developing websites.
Feel free to contact me if you’d like to know more about the course content.