Soundscape and Score: The Future of Urban, Immersive, Augmented Reality Landscapes

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Soundscape and Score

Fall 2019

Taught By: Edward Keller

Section: A

CRN: 7703

Credits: 3

This collab seminar will develop XR/AR projects drawing on and amplifying musical, filmic, and field sonic/visual experiences in the city and in virtual reality. We will conduct a mini-seminar for 4 weeks at the start of the semester surveying cinematic, sonic, and VR precedents. Projects will then develop manifesto driven responses using Unity as the engine for immersive audio/visual experience.  An underlying thesis which the seminar will test follows the idea unpacked in Tomlinson’s A Million Years of Music, which effectively contends that human cognitive evolution [the emergence of sapient self awareness] was a result of countless interactions with a sonic landscape and taskscape. Our design work [sound, image, VR, XR] in this seminar will re-site this evolutionary model of gesture/perception in the contemporary techno-scape by framing against the very long arc of cognitive evolution.  The collab folds blockchain and AI into the mix, as our external sponsor, RealityCode, is a new artist-focused, blockchain based platform launching this year. The semester will conclude with presentations, performances, and installations as well as a conference.

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 30

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: 2:32pm 2/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: 66 5th Ave

Room: 710

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/10/2019