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

Open to: All University grad students, and upperlevel 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: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

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: 12:52pm 7/7/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 603

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

Currents:

Spring 2023

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: B

CRN: 3568

Credits: 3

In this ONLINE course, students will design and prototype online multiplayer games and experiences using p5.js and p5.party. Study topics will include UX/UI for multiple user software, multiplayer game design and playtesting, sketching and prototyping, client/server architectures, and team coding tools and workflows. p5.party is an _unfinished_ library for easily prototyping multiuser experiences with p5.js created by the course instructor and still under development. Students will have the opportunity to work with and contribute to the library. For more information about p5.party see github.com/jbakse/p5.party This course will include a mid-semester weekend game jam. Game jam participation can be online or in-person. This is an intermediate coding course. Students should have successfully completed an introductory programming course, have some knowledge of p5.js, and have a strong interest in coding and javascript.

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: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

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: 12:52pm 7/7/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Online Course

Room: 999

Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023

Currents:

Spring 2023

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: C

CRN: 5035

Credits: 3

This class will focus on creating interactive and immersive environments, covering concepts in real-time graphics programming and interaction design, as well as techniques on body-tracking, networking, midi integration, audio-reactive visuals, and projection mapping. Students will learn these techniques using a tool called TouchDesigner, which is a node-based visual programming language for real-time interactive multimedia content. It's been used by artists, programmers, creative coders, and software designers to create performances, installations, and mixed media works. Throughout this course, students will build their conceptual and technical skills using TouchDesigner as a tool for rapid prototyping, creative, critical, aesthetic exploration, and expression. We will explore these concepts through case studies that include large-scale environments for medical professionals to alleviate stress/burnout, for patients in clinical studies aiding in neuroscience research on brain recovery, interventions in public spaces, and commercial applications.

Open to: DT students only.

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: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

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: 12:52pm 7/7/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1205

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

Currents: Digital Dialect

Spring 2023

Taught By: Faiyaz Jafri

Section: E

CRN: 7288

Credits: 3

They say practice makes perfect, so come practice making interactive media! In Playful Prototyping, 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. Students will learn strategies to make and experiment with their ideas to discover the fun within—developing their efficiency and taste as interactive designers. In this class, students will create play… fast. Students should be at least familiar with one experience development tool (Unity, Unreal, Godot, Processing, Figma, or similar)).

Open to: All University grad students, and upperlevel 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: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

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: 12:52pm 7/7/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1205

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

Currents:

Spring 2023

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: F

CRN: 7705

Credits: 3

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: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

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: 12:52pm 7/7/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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

Currents:

Spring 2023

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: I

CRN: 12457

Credits: 3

The basis of this course is the webinar series “Design & Technology Cloud Salon". Students participate in the organization and production of the webinar series itself and develop creative work in reaction to — and in dialogue with — this semester’s Cloud Salon guests. Projects will be inspired by the entirety of the practitioners work: Not only their projects, but also their background, conceptual approaches, use of technology and collaboration styles. Possible projects might be analyses, recreations, remixes, or derivatives and will range in scale and scope. Students will meet the cloud salon guests at the salon and after and will discuss their projects in intimate conversation with the practitioners. Attendance at the bi-weekly Cloud Salon events, every other Tuesday evening from 7-8pm, is required in addition to regular class times.

Open to: MFA DT students. Others by permission only.

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:
Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

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: 12:52pm 7/7/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/27/2023 - 5/12/2023

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: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 12:52pm 7/7/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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

Currents: Undeletable Image

Fall 2022

Taught By: Sophie Auger

Section: B

CRN: 5791

Credits: 3

Undeletable Image introduces students to Blockchain as a public record keeping system to create a collective archive. Blockchain is a permanent digital database where information cannot be erased or modified. Students will co-create an archive of material in the form of a publication that will be their digital, permanent legacy as a temporary community. We will reflect on the following questions: what should be made permanent, visible to all? What kind of information about ourselves are we willing to archive this way? What good is an immutable database for a community? Blockchain exists in the context of the stock market and uses enormous amounts of energy. But this technology is only a tool in the making; in this workshop, participants reflect on the philosophical meanings and possible implications of blockchain on our life AFK (Away From Keyboard). An introduction to the history of archiving will open the workshop; from the library of Alexandria to the Wayback Machine, we will touch on various attempts at longterm storage. We will learn about alternative archival practices that push back against traditional preservation conventions. Students are not only the participants of this workshop, but are collectively building and reframing a community together. The creation of a community archive is a way to maintain a form of authority over the representation of those who compose it. It is easy, with the digital tools we already have, to create a public archive. With the advent of blockchain, the question is: what happens when we have the power to decide what is undeletable?

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: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

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: 12:52pm 7/7/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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

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: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 12:52pm 7/7/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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