COMP_SCI 397, 497: Knight Lab Studio

Quarter Offered

Winter : 2:30-4:20 TuTh ; Wise & Diakopoulos
Spring : 2:30-4:20 TuTh ; Wise & Hammond


Course enrollment is by application only. Application is at


Each quarter, multidisciplinary teams of students, faculty, and professionals come together to collaborate in the Knight Lab Studio to produce cutting-edge digital work, research, and thought, innovating across every part of the media-making process. The Lab places students together on diverse teams to work on an important problem for the future of media, rapidly moving beyond conversation and hypothesis to well-reasoned action during the quarter. Our process combines user and audience research, design thinking, critical and analytical work, iterative building, storytelling, new technology, and a healthy dose of experimentation—often within the confines of a single, specific problem. Projects are open by application. Full project details and application available at

  • Crosslisted as Comm_ST 395-0-21 (Only for Winter); JOUR 342/442-1-20 (For Winter & Spring)

INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Zach WiseProf. Nicholas Diakopoulos (Winter), Prof. Kristian Hammond (Spring)