PSAM

3050

Collab:

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Collab: Quantum Computing

Fall 2020

Taught By: Sven Travis

Section: A

CRN: 9319

Credits: 3

Although computing power has risen drastically, we are now witness to the rise of an entirely new type of computation - quantum. The quantum computer can quickly complete calculations that take supercomputers much longer. IBM, Google, Alibaba, Microsoft etc. have debuted major quantum computing programs. IBM-Q (IBM’s project) is now accessible to the general public. The design industry will soon follow suit. Quantum skills are in demand, and this need is expected to accelerate. As artificial intelligence represented next generation skills 10 years ago and is one of the highest-paid careers today, quantum computing represents the future generation of hi-tech skill. The “Practical Quantum Computing” course will introduce quantum computing to students who want to experiment and strengthen their skills. No previous tech skills are required. The course will cover the fundamentals of quantum physics and quantum computing, including superposition, entanglement, interference, qubits, unitary operators, measurement and quantum circuit model. The students will create quantum circuits using Open Quantum Assembly Language (OpenQASM), execute the circuits using real IBM-Q quantum computers, and interpret the results. Students will learn to develop and program quantum computer software using an open-source framework- Qiskit. The course will investigate the application of quantum computing to art, design, education and business. Students will work individually and in groups on class projects. IBM will provide access to its quantum computer via the cloud. The class will visit the IBM quantum computer laboratories to gain first-hand information about the quantum computer. Again, no previous tech skills are required.

Open to: All Parsons undergraduate students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 12

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: 4:21pm 4/5/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 9/3/2020 - 12/17/2020

Collab: Design for Literacy

Spring 2020

Taught By: Marcos Chavez

Section: C

CRN: 2590

Credits: 3

This course is intended to integrate the design skills and point of view of students in order to create a product line of re-imagined classic books and market those products on behalf of a social enterprise in their efforts to raise money for a literacy charity. Students will work with the social enterprise, DERT, as contributing designers and will redesign select classic works of literature into marketable on-demand books that are activated as fundraising products. The class will work with DERT to re-design adult and kids classics which will target select audiences who’s interested in making meaningful purchases that both enhance their lives while making contributing to a social cause. DERT will donate all profits from its books sales to its literacy partner, The Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP). With over 50 years of proven success, PCHP is dedicated to ensuring that low-income children have access to books, and has the opportunity to enter school ready for success. DERT will work with PCHP and its sponsor, The Reader’s Digest Foundation, to market the book products to its various audiences. Team members from PCHP and Reader’s Digest will be active in the classes development of their book products, participating in class presentations and critique reviews. Beyond students work in designing book products, the class will focus on research, process, concepting, design execution, teamwork and presentation skills.Although not required, a space for an end of class exhibit would be an added benefit to the class.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Communication Design majors only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

*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: 4:25pm 4/5/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2020 - 5/7/2020

Collab: Future of Publishing

Spring 2020

Taught By: Jesse Seegers

Section: E

CRN: 3830

Credits: 3

This course is specifically designed to bring together two types of students: 1) those who have a background in critical reading and writing but no extensive experience in design and 2) those who have a background in design but no extensive experience in writing and publishing. We will begin with a critical survey of the transmission of written communication from Gutenberg to the present to get up to speed, and in the second half of the semester we will discuss contemporary issues that cross design and publishing through an analysis of contemporary books, magazines, and periodicals across both printed and digital platforms, with a particular focus on the relationship between form and content. The seminar will be the underpinning of a hands-on studio course, where students will get a working introduction to typography, image, layout, sequence, and order, with the aim to design and publish in interdisciplinary teams, both printed and digital, by the end of the semester.

Open to: All University upper-level undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisites: PUCD 2125 Core Studio Interaction.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 10

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

*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: 4:25pm 4/5/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 603

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/5/2020