PSAM
5045

The New Arcade

Parsons School of Design: School of Art, Media, and Tech

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
The New Arcade
Fall 2024
Taught By: Henry Lam and Kyle Li
Section: A

CRN: 14596

Credits: 3

This studio will focus on the development of hardware interfaces and interactive games, exploring the relationship between the controller and the facilitation of playful experiences. We will work with and follow the example of independent games organization Babycastles, building works that imagine an alternate history of the arcade, one focused on unique, expressive, and social interactions. Lectures will focus on game programming workshops, outlines and overviews of hardware techniques, and consideration of historical and contemporary approaches to the game interface. Assignments will consist of readings, research, ideation, prototypes, and a polished final project. Experience in at least one of the following is essential: game programming, physical computing, or physical fabrication.

Open to University Graduate Students and and upper-level undergraduate degree students. Others by permission of the program.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Art, Media, and Tech (AMT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 12:18am EDT 5/25/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/3/2024