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A preview of tonight’s symposium on “Different Futures Beyond the Bauhaus” designed & curated by @rcd_la & @elizabethjchin. . Joining us are speakers Dr. Elizabeth Otto, Dr. Leah Haiso & Dr. Raquel Franklin who will share perspectives on envisioning design whose politics, aesthetics, ideologies and …
#wcw on these figures in this collection of drawings by #concept student @ninjacky1129. Designed for his @artcenteredu elective “Visual Communication for Wearables,” this project asks students to use line as a visual language to help render different fashion materials.
#tbt to #concept student @aishwaryajanwadkar’s @core77 award for her project: Tangible Pain Scales – Assessment tools that consist of expressive, tactile objects to help overcome a multitude of communication barriers so that children can self-report and describe their pain accurately. . Carried out …
That’s a wrap on our first crit week of the 2019-2020 school year! A big congratulations to all of our #dev #concept and #thesis students! . #ohmdp
#concept students create make shift Halloween costumes with studio props. @jingyiwang215 & @iateallyourtacos do a nice Charlie’s Angels rendition. . Happy Halloween all! . #ohmdp
Different Tomorrows
#thesis exploration in full swing. @shenenenemm experimenting with seeing herself from different perspectives. #ohmdp
#wcw with Maggie Hendrie! Maggie is the new chair of the @mediadesignpractices department and the current chair of the undergraduate interactions design program. As of recently both departments will align under a new structure, one that continues to break new ground across the spectrum of emerging t…
W-I-P Show
A sneak peak of work from #critweek by @anthonyespinostudio. Anthony proposed a futuristic neighborhood in Los Angeles in 2050 that has undergone a version update. The goal of this project is to bring attention to the rich history of forgotten landscapes in California that are altered due to climate…
Looking for some weekend inspiration? Check out this exploration of mixed reality in mixed reality by #thesis student @tianlutang . AR in VR
#thesis student @jarretl turned his desk into a Japanese Tea House to explore his thesis ideas around “how we listen and respond to conversations that travel through different layers and dimensions of physical and mixed reality.” . Actual tea served on Thursdays . #ohmdp
Wobbly Realities Live-Stream Recap!
Looking back to #crit week with @andoncemore’s #thesis “Just Put It In An Algorithm.” His project investigates the technical and ideological underpinnings of classification and clustering machine learning algorithms by manifesting them within physical artifacts that each explore different pieces of …
Another year of @parsonsprojects’s amazing brakhage patina workshop.
One more week of LAUNCH SESSIONS: Intensive series of workshops that kick off the new year, that highlight the values we believe are key to design in the 21st Century: adaptability, criticality, relevancy and experimentation. – #ohmdp #launchsessions – poster cred: Theresa Liu
#concept and #thesis students have the opportunity to take classes from the larger @artcenteredu course catalog. . #concept students @lvlvlvanna and @keda_xd are taking “Material Futures” – exploring practices around using found and repurposed materials to design. . Photos: Head gear and jewelry mad…
Happy Friday from our #dev class of 2022! Starting in December, their work will be up on mediadesignnpractices.net. Make sure to check it out . #ohmdp
This summer, students ran tables at the first ever @tinytechzines in LA. – Featured zines- @clicktrackheart: Journey to the O on finding tricks to reach the holy “O.” @mayag17: Flagged & Five Stars on loopholes to Internet regulations on sex and nudity. @andoncemore: Machine Learning Manual compar…
AMASS #thesis review! . Students must present their design interrogations over the last 7 weeks on a 4×4 table and share a 5 minute keynote that articulates their main design questions to date. Stayed tuned for individual project updates! . #ohmdp
Announcing LIVE-ISH: A digital publication of design research that explores how live-streaming media has crafted an emergent “livestyle” – a way of living in the world that has become increasingly influenced by our 24/7 screen-based interfaces. The work is led by faculty @jennyrodenhouse and #benhoo…
#wcw: 2019 #alumni @tokiomix will be launching Gato Gordo, un espacio para todxs, or a space for all this Friday! Located in the Cuauhtémoc neighborhood in the center of Mexico City, it is a multidisciplinary, artist-organized space that looks critically at existing models of social participation e…
Calling all prospective students! Join us for an info session on Oct 16 to learn more about Graduate Media Design Practices at @artcenteredu. . We will highlight student & alumni work as well as faculty research in design and emerging technologies. . Image: Students visiting Salton Sea as part of a …
@maggiehendrie & #benhooker spend Monday night sharing insights, suggestions and struggles about what it means to be a designer entangled in multiple disciplines and emerging technology. #ohmdp . Photo by: @ninjacky1129
Thesis Show
First round of creative tech prototypes for the #behaviorinmotion project finished! #dev student Tingyi Li created a super emotive hand using string and straws. #ohmdp
Last week, at @ethzurich #faculty @jennyrodenhouse presented her #videoinstallation, Simulation for Terrestrial Tales: 100+ takes on Earth.
Next week, #alumna @ldubalicious will be facilitating workshops and discussions with Cedric Johnson & @antiracistclassroom. Discussions will ask “is social design really….good? Plus exploring questions around #policing #tech and #massincarceration. . RSVP: bit.ly/cedricjohnson
As part of #MakingLabFridays, #concept student @tenderbloom will be leading a workshop on version control with Git + Github! She will cover best practices for backing up and documenting code. . Happy Friday! . Image by: @emptytacoshell
As part of @timdurfee’s systems design project, #dev student @nanyijiang used sand and sound collected from seven Los Angeles beaches to visually represent the costal area where human activities and nature intertwine.
Meet our #concept year students! This collection of students come from a wildly diverse set of backgrounds: #architecture, #product & #industrial design, #mediaarts, #computerscience, #literature, #geology, #arabiclanguage, #sounddesign, #museumeducation, #fashion, #graphics and #fullstack delevopme…