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Topics in Media Art: Real-Time Social Spaces

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Instructor Aidan Nelson
Course IMNY-UT.281
Units 2

In this course, students will create their own series of experimental social spaces that explore these questions: how does the shape and nature of our environment affect the way we communicate?  What unique forms of real-time expression and sharing might be possible online (and only online)? How might we design experiences for the unique social dynamics we want to support?

Students will be exposed to principles of spatial design as well as a series of open source Javascript tools for arranging live webcam video and audio in the browser.  They will use p5.js and p5LiveMedia to create a series of playful and experimental video chat applications in 2D and 3D environments.

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