2019 Launch Sessions

September 10, 2019 – September 25, 2019

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. Over this 3-week period, students engage with different ideas and ways of working as a form of introduction – or re-introduction – to the community and culture of the MDP. We have invited a range of inspiring faculty and practitioners – many of them from among our current faculty – to lead brief workshops on topics of their choosing. With most of the workshops running for 6-hours each, the intention is less about acquiring comprehensive knowledge about a subject or skill than it is about becoming comfortable with jumping into new contexts and trying new techniques.

Iddris Sandu
Summer Research with Ben Hooker and Elise Co
Thesis Launch with Tim Durfee

Casey Anderson - Hiss Buzz Click: Designing Sounds in SuperCollider
Leah Wulfman - Photo≠Realism: Instagrammetry and Other Stories
Umi Hsu - Socioaesthetics and Audio Stories
Maxim Safioulline - Iterative Prototyping Methods and Principles
Elise Co - Human-Machine Knitting
Jesse Kriss - Small Scale Technology: Against Inevitability
Tim Kim - Bless Up Algorithm Gods
Richard Wheeler - Build, Buy, or Steal: Strategies for Getting Work Done in Your MFA
Sean Donahue - Participatory Practices
Leah Wulfman - An Unreal Unity (Introduction)
Ben Borden- Ornament & Transmutation
Jennifer Rider - Typo/graphic Operations
Jenny Rodenhouse - Software Sports
Maria La Madrid - Is a Taco a Sandwich?
Ben Borden - Sufficient to Stand
Michael Manalo - Saas < SinS (Software is not Service) Christine Meinders - The posthuman AI Ani Oganesyan - Sewing Lab Tim Durfee - Everyone, Together Maxim Safioulline - Coding for Visual Expression Kate Parsons- Brakhage Patina Videos Poster Design: Theresa Liu

Wind Tunnel Gallery

South Campus,
950 S Raymond Ave,
Pasadena, CA 91105

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