Hypertools: Objects + Interfaces

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Hypertools: Object/Interface

Fall 2019

Taught By: Isaac Blankensmith and Callil Capuozzo

Section: A

CRN: 7784

Credits: 3

Hypertools is a course that explores the blurry line between the physical and digital interfaces that we engage with every day. Through a series of sprints and projects, students will gain experience prototyping and building interactive objects and digital interfaces. We will use cardboard, sensors, 3D printing, HTML and Javascript. Understanding how these materials relate will help us engage critically with the concepts of connected objects and the place of digital interfaces in our lives. With a core focus on new approaches to prototyping and fabrication, these projects are designed to have students learning through making (ideally making weird stuff). We will ask questions such as: What does the primitive slab of a smartphone offer as a blank slate? What do javascript and doorknobs have in common? Can a dollar store be a resource for prototyping? How do we hack existing tools to create new products? Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s):

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Constructed Environments (PSCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 10:51pm 2/28/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 809

Date Range: 8/28/2019 - 12/11/2019