On Sunday February 25, from 3:30 - 5:00 pm at Kellen Auditorium, 66 5th Ave room N101, students from Parsons MFA Design and Technology program, along with students from Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, will present mixed reality works resulting from the fall 2017 studio concerning the illusion of control and environmental disruption. In the fall 2017 studio entitled Occupy Earth, ...

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Abstract: The project, “Conscious” is a room installation, aimed to question about the noise level that we live in the city with and makes the user experience all the subtle sounds that get lost in the city noise produced by the modern technological gadgets and our current fast-paced lifestyle. The user upon experiencing the installation will not only be reuniting with the lost silence but will also get led to the lost ...

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November 28, 2017

Final Project Deliverables

Three final deliverables are due on December 12th in class, required to receive your final grade: design document (details below) edited video documentation of final project slideshow presentation from final critique Design Document: Your final design document should be approximately 2 pages of text or 1000 words, plus about 2 images, as needed to synthesize the elements below concerning the concept, ...

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November 09, 2017

Interactivity

There are countless ways to add interactivity to your project in order to create a responsive environment - from analog methods (e.g. mirrors, lights and shadows, movable parts, etc.) to digital methods (e.g. touch sensors, microphones, cameras, etc.).   As a maker, the key is to keep things as simple as possible, and avoid adding unnecessary complexity to your project.  Often the simplest solution is also the most ...

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November 09, 2017

Technical Prototypes

What is a technical prototype? A technical prototype should identify and test the core functionality of your project.  This means building something (rough!).  The goal is to get something basic working, testing the technology or technique you intend to use for the final version of your project. The purpose of the technical prototype is to figure out how you are going to build the final version - so you are ...

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November 01, 2017

Upcoming Application Deadlines

NYC MEDIA LAB open calls:   Exploring Future Reality 2017 project demos AR/MR/VR - $ awards application due Nov 10 group or individual projects event date Nov 30 Immersive storytelling on Governor's Island fellowship $5k, Havas media sponsored individual applications only (... maybe group of 2) application due Dec 1 fellowship dates Feb - March register for free info session -  Tues Nov 7 at 5pm, at ...

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