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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art, Media and Technology
Department: Art, Media & Technology
Course Number: PSAM 5550
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus, Paris campus
Permission Required: No
These are unique types of studio courses, pairing teams of students with industry partners to undertake real-world projects. The following will be offered in spring 2014. Full descriptions are available at amt.parsons.edu.
The Digital Self - Interfacing the Body: In collaboration with OpenBCI, students will explore the electric network of the human body, and develop an in-depth understanding of the its biological signals by experimenting with a variety of biometric sensors.
Arts for Survival Toolkit: The goal of this course is to create a Live Action Role Play (LARP) social/emotional skills game as part of a New School Collaboratory Innovation grant initiative with The Polaris Project, an advocacy group for human trafficking survivors.
Indie Emporium: This class will curate, design and run the AMT pop-up shop during the Parsons Festival, collaborate on innovative ways to sell works, and develop a deeper understanding about showing, selling, and curation.
Spacebrew - Building the Future of Connected Spaces: This course is dedicated to exploring the creation of interactive spaces using the Spacebrew platform as a foundation.
Making Waves - Apps for Creative Collaboration with Sound: In partnership with The Beat Making Lab, students will work in teams to conceive, research, design, and build mobile-phone based platforms that reconceive the notion of sound sampling or music composition.
Tech and Performance:This continues a collaboration between The New School For Drama and Parsons Design & Technology in which performance principles are applied to design-based work and design principles are applied to performance while creating theatrical installations and performance art.
Design & The Future of Publishing:In collaboration with New School for Social Research, this will begin with a critical survey of the transmission of written communication throughout history, followed by a discussion of contemporary issues that cross design and publishing, with a particular focus on the relationship between form and content.
Visualizing Urban Policy:In this course, AMT and Milano students will work together with real clients and use design strategies to understand and translate complex public policy into forms that can produce a positive social change.
Recursive Reality:In this class, we will prototype novel virtual reality experiences and installations with state-of-the-art hardware, while considering usability design and addressing the issues with crafting a reality that routinely makes its inhabitants physically sick.
Design for Literacy:This class will partner with a NYC design firm (TODA) and a startup online book company (DERT) to create a prototype literacy program that can be implemented at a local level, along with a nonprofit partner in El Salvador as a pilot site for the design proposals.
The Future of Guitar & Instrument Design: In collaboration with Strandberg Guitars, this course explores ways that instruments can be extended, with additional sensors, pickups, outputs, and outboard software developed for them.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Open to: All School of Art, Media & Technology graduate and upper-level undergraduate degree students.
Open to Graduate students.
Open to Paris students.