PSAM

5600

Currents

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Currents: Playful Prototypes

Spring 2023

Taught By: Jason Li

Section: A

CRN: 3606

Credits: 3

They say practice makes perfect, so come practice making interactive media! In Playful Prototypes, every student is tasked to create one interactive prototype for every week in the semester. In the style of game jams, each week features a unique mystery theme, aesthetic, or constraint that will serve as a creative brief. We will playtest, share tips, and debrief our weekly sprints. Students will learn strategies to make and experiment with their ideas to discover the fun within—developing efficiency and taste as interactive designers. Here, students will create play… fast. Students should be at least familiar with one experience development tool such as Unity, Unreal, TouchDesigner, Processing, Figma, or similar.

Open to: All University grad students, and upper level undergrads. Some seats have been reserved for MFA DT students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 3:58am EST 11/29/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/9/2023

Currents: Accessibility

Spring 2023

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: B

CRN: 3568

Credits: 3

In this course students will learn the principles of accessible design. Full description coming soon.

Open to: All University grad students, and upper level undergrads. Some seats have been reserved for MFA DT and MPS CD students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 3:58am EST 11/29/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 5/17/2023

Currents: Zines as Care

Spring 2023

Taught By: Tristan Jovani Espinoza, Jules Kris, and Tyler Yin

Section: C

CRN: 5035

Credits: 3

Zines can be gifts deeply connected to care and personal storytelling. In this course, we will examine our own histories of care—to ourselves and to each other—as we learn to make zines together. How are these histories evolving in the context of surviving a pandemic? How have we offered and received care in the last few years? How do we define care now? In a moment where people feel increasingly empowered to speak out against injustices, leave abusive work environments, and advocate for better living conditions, what are the foundations of care that we are placing into our newly manifested worlds? Although zines are traditionally made using paper, we encourage exploration and experimentation with the medium. Processes may include photography, digital technologies, and new media, as well as drawing, writing, and performance art. In this course, we will craft zines that are meant to be gifted. Our zines can be resources, survival guides, instruction manuals, journals, love letters, confessions, documentation, celebration, or anything that we can imagine. Our creative processes will be guided through readings, guest-lectures, and in-class exercises. When we are finished, we will self-publish our zines through the act of gifting. Tiny Tech Zines will also offer support through our own publishing & distribution platform(s).

Open to: All University grad students, and upper level undergrads. Some seats have been reserved for MFA DT students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 3:58am EST 11/29/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/26/2023 - 5/11/2023

Currents: Digital Dialect

Spring 2023

Taught By: Faiyaz Jafri

Section: E

CRN: 7288

Credits: 3

This course aims to teach visualization of ideas through 3D modeling, computer animation, and digital sound production by using the digital realm as an autonomous tool while exploring digital aesthetics. The course explores viewport aesthetics, hyperunrealism, deliberate aliasing, 8-bit and pixel art, data-moshing, glitch art, the uncanny valley, vaporwave, algorithmic architecture, machinima and more. The emphasis of the course will concentrate around Cinema 4D, After Effects and Reason, but will also explore, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Resolume, and Processing.

Open to: All University grad students, and upper level undergrads. Some seats have been reserved for MFA DT students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 3:58am EST 11/29/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/9/2023

Currents: Digital Dialect

Spring 2023

Taught By: Faiyaz Jafri

Section: F

CRN: 7705

Credits: 3

This course aims to teach visualization of ideas through 3D modeling, computer animation, and digital sound production by using the digital realm as an autonomous tool while exploring digital aesthetics. The course explores viewport aesthetics, hyperunrealism, deliberate aliasing, 8-bit and pixel art, data-moshing, glitch art, the uncanny valley, vaporwave, algorithmic architecture, machinima and more. The emphasis of the course will concentrate around Cinema 4D, After Effects and Reason, but will also explore, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Resolume, and Processing.

Open to: All University grad students, and upper level undergrads. Some seats have been reserved for MFA DT students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* 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: 3:58am EST 11/29/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/9/2023

Currents: Physicality of ML

Fall 2022

Taught By: Shirley Leung

Section: A

CRN: 4333

Credits: 3

The Physicality of Machine Learning focuses on utilizing the systematic study of algorithms and turning them into a functioning model that can be implemented and actualized in the “real” – physical world. This course will be focusing on introducing students to different types of machine learning models, learning various algorithms and models that can uncover complex patterns, utilizing ready-made software, and learning how to implement them into a physical production method. Students will work in a variety of media depending on their own backgrounds and interests. In this course, students will learn how to interact with text, images, and 3D-based machine learning models and subsequently bring these created work into the physical world.

Open to: All University graduate students, and undergraduate juniors and seniors. Some seats have been reserved for MFA Design & Technology students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 3:58am EST 11/29/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1208

Date Range: 8/31/2022 - 12/7/2022

Currents: net art 0101

Fall 2022

Taught By: Tee Topor and Ege Uz

Section: C

CRN: 7675

Credits: 3

In this class, we will engage with the history and practice of making art on and for the internet. Over the course of the semester, students will develop and iterate over a concept to create a piece of net art to be published online. Weekly lectures and discussion sessions will aim to strengthen fundamental knowledge and comfort prototyping and deploying projects on the web using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. We will introduce the class to asset creation tools such Blender and Figma and libraries such as three.js, puppeteer and socket.io that open possibilities for outside-the-box web experiences. By giving students the means to create their own grassroots creative networks, the class aims to foster a critical approach to being online.

Open to: All University grad students, and upperlevel undergrads. Some seats have been reserved for MFA DT students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* 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: 3:58am EST 11/29/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1204A

Date Range: 8/31/2022 - 12/14/2022