Intro in 4D will offer students across 15 weeks an exploration into the fundamentals of 4-dimensional media. This course investigates a delimited but non-prescriptive constellation of elements foundational to the aesthetic and material operations of time and movement. Different sections of Intro to 4D offered within and across different semesters will allow different interesting combinations of three kinds of 4D media within the clusters. For example: Video/ Performance/Sound or Sound/Animation/Interactivity are two potential sets of combinations. Students will receive basic technical instruction in each of the three media. From here students are encouraged to address any given assignment through a range of mediums. This Core Lab will allow students to explore technical knowledge, facility in tandem with the history of 4D media, through integrated readings. Technical skill sets and historical awareness of the genre will be taught side by side.