PGTE

5251

Critical Computation Lecture

Parsons School of Design: Design and Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Critical Computation Lecture

Fall 2020

Taught By: Katherine Moriwaki and Xin Xin

Section: A

CRN: 2853

Credits: 0

Critical Computation Lecture + Lab (CC Lecture + CC Lab) are corequisites that work hand-in-hand to introduce computation and code as an expressive medium for artists, designers, and technologists. CC Lecture provides an introduction to computation through a series of critical inquiries and technical fundamentals, while CC Lab serves as a continuum of CC Lecture by applying theories to practice through a series of experimentations and play. Together, the three learning pillars for CC Lecture + CC Lab are code, critique, and design. CC Lecture provides a critical approach to thinking and working with technology by introducing programming concepts within a social and historical context. Through an intersectional feminist lens, the course unpacks design biases embedded in pervasive technology while pointing towards examples of expressive, critical, and community-centric ways of working with technology. On the technical end, the course introduces programming fundamentals through p5.js, followed by examples of additional JavaScript libraries and external APIs.

Open to: Masters degree in Design & Technology majors only. Co-requisite(s): PGTE 5250 Critical Computation Lab.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design and Technology (PGTE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 90

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:47pm 7/3/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 9/1/2020 - 12/15/2020