Media innovation merges technical and cultural development and benefits diverse social groups in different ways. Considering historic media innovations such as cinema, hip-hop, and the works of innovator in residence Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, the course focuses on what ideas benefit whom. Lectures and workshops underscore the need to innovate to survive and get heard, and offer know-how for radical innovation in the arts and entertainment industry. Course projects will be considered for inclusion in the Stanford Humanities Showcase. Open to both undergraduate and graduate students.