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Course Garden

This is a place to propose and workshop new course ideas.


This is a place to conduct, discuss, and participate in learning adventures!


Post a learning profile here to keep track of what you’re interested in learning, and a bit of your background so others can get to know you!


This category is to discuss all things learning: resources (books, talks, etc), tools, structures, ideas, etc


Discuss the Hyperlink site itself — platform features, course structures, this community, and anything we can do to make this place better support our learning.

The Meta Course

The Meta Course is a course that itself facilitates the creation of great courses! We learn to design and implement effective learning structures for the ideas and skills most interesting to us.

GUIs through Art History

In this class, we’ll explore new styles of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) inspired by art history movements. Each student will choose and research a movement in art history: rococo, surrealism, and impressionism. What makes each movements unique? How might we bring those styles or impressions into GUIs? Based on that research, we will design interfaces for common products inspired by that movement. With each exploration, we’ll workshop them together to define a modernized version.

Anti-Perfectionism Drawing

To overcome our perfectionist tendencies so that we are freer to draw for fun and fulfillment. To become process-oriented rather than results-oriented.

Once Upon a Type

In this course, we are going to explore Web Typography! This is a group project based learning experience. We will be working as as a team to type set a short
✧༺:༻∞ fairy tale, myth, poem or legend ∞༺:༻✧
for the web!

Write a Micro-Textbook

A micro-textbook is a substantial work of instructional writing. It’s bigger than a tutorial, but much smaller than an actual textbook. On the low end, it could be about 2000 words, and on the high end could get up to about 20,000. Here are a few examples of writings that I think qualify as micro-textbooks:

Unlocking the Commons

A practical introduction to funding models for open creative work. Bring a project — blog, podcast, software, art, you name it — and we’ll explore funding models, tools and strategies to make it sustainable.

Deconstructing Dreams

Many people are having extremely vivid and unusual dreams during the COVID-19 pandemic. Why is this happening? What happens when we dream? Why do we dream in the first place? What’s the connection between dreams and creativity? What’s the latest in dream research?

The Book is a Program

We are going to explore ways to create custom document markup, and how to publish websites and printed books from the same source documents. Our biggest lever for getting this done is the Pollen publishing system, which treats your documents as functional programs. Pollen is built on the Racket programming language.

Internet Homesteading

A website of your own is a wonderful thing. It’s a place to anchor yourself on the internet, and to get the most out of all the network offers. This course is designed to help you build a website using tools you understand and can manipulate to make it your own.