Weekly Schedule

Class 1 – Introduction:  What is Media Art and Design?

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Introductions all around: Who you are, Where you’re from and What is your art and design specialty?

Explanation of syllabus, 4 initial assignments of one-week duration, two more longer projects, critique, readings / groups, writing assignments, blogs.

In-class activity, Redesign a switch to make it more meaningful.

Examples of interfaces, what makes something an interface?

Class 2: Project 1 Introduction: Social Media Reimagined

Thursday, February 9, 2017

How has media effected us? Social effects of media consumption

Clinical Report—The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families, American Academy of Pediatrics.

Link to PDF:

2. How Facebook Is Changing the Way Its Users Consume Journalism, New York Times, Ravi Somaiya, Oct. 26, 2014

Design Brief: How would you reimagine a social network like Facebook? What would you change about it?

In class brainstorming and sketching

Class 3: Project 1 – Social Media Reimagined : In Class Critiques 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Guest lecture – media artist Justin Blinder

How has media effected us? Social effects of media consumption

In class work

Class 4: Final Critiques Project 1 – Intro to Project 2: Mashups

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Project 2- Mashups – social media, online, offline media


Duane Merrill, “Mashups: The new breed of Web app, An introduction to mashups”,

Michael Hohl, “Calm Technologies 2.0: Visualizing Social Data as an Experience in Physical Space,

“A Manifesto for Networked Objects: Why Things Matter”,  Julian Bleeker:

Grey Album Producer Danger Mouse Explains How He Did It,

Class 5: Project 2 – In Class Critiques : Mashups

Thursday, March 2, 2017

in-class work

Critiques and Feedback

Class 6: Final Critiques Project 2 – Intro to Project 3: Public Interventions – Media Art in Public Spaces

Thursday, March 9, 2017 

Project 3 – Media Art in Public Spaces

Artist talk: Danielle Roney

Artist talk: Michelle Teran

Public Art – Engaging People in Public Spaces

Screening of “The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces

Reading: The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces

Read and respond to the article

Class 7: Project 3 – Media Art in Public Spaces 

Thursday, March 16, 2017 :

No Class, Individual meetings with the professor. Schedule will be emailed to you!

Class 8: Project 3 – Media Art in Public Spaces

Thursday, March 23, 2017

in-class critiques

Class 9: Project 3 – Media Art in Public Spaces

Thursday, March 30, 2017 :  

in-class critiques

Class 10: Final Presentations Project 3 – Media Art in Public Spaces – Intro to Final Projects

Thursday, April 6, 2017

in-class critiques – Mini-Scrapyard Challenge Workshop

Thursday, April 13, 2017

No Class Spring Break

Thursday, April 20, 2017

No Class

Class 11: Final Projects  Critiques

Thursday, April 27, 2017

in-class critiques

Class 12: Final Projects  Critiques

Thursday, May 4, 2017

in-class critiques

Class 13: Final Projects

Thursday, May 11, 2017

in-class critiques

Class 14: Final Projects

Thursday, May 18, 2017

FINAL Presentations with guest critics