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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 5600
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Topics:
  • Design
Description:
These courses are special topical electives, often taught in new or experimental subjects, and rotate frequently. The following will be offered in fall 2014:

Internet of Things: The Internet of Things, the next evolution of the Internet, aims to connect up to 50 billion embedded, Internet-connected devices by 2020. This is seen as a catalyst for major shifts in how cities and governments will operate, business will deliver products and services, and people will communicate. In this course, students will discover the origins of this trend, what technological innovations are making it possible, and how it is impacting the world. This course will be largely production based: students will work on developing their own Internet of Things enabled projects from concept through prototyping, development, and deployment.

Building Worlds: This course combines practical instruction in code, 3D modeling/animation, and iterative engineering processes, with theoretical inquiry into the politics of code and virtual embodiment. How do we represent 3D space in a computer? How do we represent a mind in a computer? How do we even feasibly explore and investigate these problems? This class focuses on process, workflow, and problem-solving skills that are valuable for any code language/development environment in any interactive digital context.

Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All School of Art, Media & Technology graduate and upper-level undergraduate degree students.