IFD:Machines in white cubes WS20 21

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Machines in white cubes
Instructor: Jesús Velázquez
Credits: 6 ECTS, 4 SWS
Capacity: max. 8 students
Language: English
Date: Montag/Monday, 17:00-20:00
Location: Online
First Meeting: 02.11.20 (Link to online meeting will be sent to accepted participants by email.) BISON Course ID: 320210025


Exploring exhibition design strategies for bridging tangible, virtual and immersive interactions in the art space.

Students will focus on designing and improving user and participant interactions with a view towards immersive experiences that support expanded forms for perceiving and engaging with new media narratives in an exhibition context.

Successful candidates are expected to develop the concept, design and realisation of artworks, installations and/or exhibitions, centred on an interactive component employing contemporary methods such as, but not limited to photogrammetry, physical computing, rapid-prototyping and web technologies.

Course video description: https://vimeo.com/463400492

Admission requirements

Concurrent enrollment in another IFD course offering, or with instructor permission.

Registration Procedure

In addition to the enrollment via the BISON portal, candidates are required to send a PDF portfolio including one page motivation letter, stating your interest for the course, current competences and background at: jesus.velazquez.rodriguez[ät]uni-weimar[dot]de


Successful completion of the course is dependent on regular attendance, active participation, completion of assignments, delivery of a relevant semester prototype and documentation. Please refer to the Evaluation Rubric for more details.

Eligible participants

BA & MFA Medienkunst/-gestaltung, MFA Media Art and Design, MSc MediaArchitecture, MFA Public Art, Diplom Freie Kunst

Platforms and Tools

Primary Synchronous Conferencing:
Cisco Webex

Contingency Synchronous Conferencing:

Student references, links and further readings

Syllabus (subject to change)

02 November 2020 / Week 1

Course Organization
Administrative Housekeeping

09 November 2020 / Week 2

Student presentations
Rube Goldberg machines
Sources, links and task from the Lecture

16 November 2020 / Week 3

Computational Thinking
Sources, links and task from the Lecture

23 November 2020 / Week 4

Tasks presentations
What to do with all this data?
Sources, links and task from the Lecture

30 November 2020 / Week 5

Tasks presentations
GANs in Art overview
Sources, links and task from the Lecture

7 December 2020 / Week 6

Intro to Photogrammetry
Sources and links from the Lecture

14 December 2020 / Week 7

Midterm Presentations

11 January 2021 / Week 9

Student projects updates

18 January 2021 / Week 10

Prototype fidelities / Rapid prototyping
Sources and links from the Lecture

25 January 2021 / Week 11

Projects status updates
Sources and links from the Lecture