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Course Description + Learning Objectives

Course Description & Learning Objectives:

In this course you will be required to respond to any one of a broad range of issues on space and interaction. The topics include a range from historical to contemporary and are selected for their immediate relevance in society and culture. These topics include, but are not limited to, spatial perception and interaction, media architecture and space, digital placemaking, cinematic spaces, embedded technologies, performance and installation art, land art, public art, virtual spaces, immersive, augmented and altered spaces.

During this current time when we are collectively experiencing radical changes and challenges to our sense of space, connection and communication with other human beings in our everyday spaces, what kinds of creative responses can be developed during this course in response to ...

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Grading + Assessment

Students will be assessed based on the following criteria: critical and interdisciplinary thinking; participation in class and discussion/activities and collaborative sharing/learning; ability to convey project clarity both visually and in writing; thoughtful originality; depth of research; self-driven learning.

Class assignments

The base structure for assignments is two major assessment points (40% total): 1. Mid-semester presentation – Project 1 Analogue Interactive Space (20%) 2. Final Project Presentation and hand-in - Project 2 Digital Interactive Space (20%)

Class activities, selected readings and responses, discussions and critique will contribute towards continuous assessment.

40% readings, exercises and assignments: - Responses to Reading (20%) - Class presentations (20%) 20% class participation Students are expected to produce the following during the course:
  1. Responses to ALL ...

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Reading Presentations by Group

Each group will choose one of the following readings and prepare a detailed presentation (20 min) for discussion in class for Week 9: Group 1 : Ch 1, 2 & 4 Yi Fu Tuan, Space and Place. Ch 1-2 and Ch 4 from Space and Place Group 2 (Amanda & Daryl): Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space, chapter 4: Nests. Group 3 (Yi Xue, Dan Ning, Man Wei): Janet Cardiff,   and, Rafael Lozeno Hemmer Group 4 (Praveen & Rui Hong)Krzystof Wodiczko, Critical Vehicles (available on NTU Learn under Course Content)

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Examples of Projection Mapping

Week 1 (Aug 12) Intro


Overview of central topic for this course. Discussion of themes, issues, considerations, audience, engagements, feedback, and other principles of interactive spaces.

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Week 2 (Aug 19)

Class Presentations:

1. An intervention for two persons.

2. STUDENT PRESENTATIONS: Reflect on the changes, challenges and discoveries that you’ve made in your work and progress at ADM and give a presentation sharing 1-2 works that you think illustrate a story about your creative journey.

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Week 4 (Sep 2) – Guest Lecture by Elliot Woods (online class)

GUEST LECTURE (online class): Elliot Woods of the Seoul based media art studio Kimchi and Chips Title of Talk: Images that change the way we see Art helps us to design the way in which we process what we see, it can affect the neurological computation going on inside our eyes and the rational prioritization which happens inside our brains. When we design our environment, we believe that our experience of our surroundings is a function of what is physically built, but we must also admit that it is a function of how our minds are conditioned to experience these surroundings. Elliot will discuss some examples of works he has designed at Studio Kimchi and Chips to alter the way we tell the ...

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Week 5 (Sep 9)

DISCUSSION of Assignment from last week.

Project 1: Student presentations on project concept with 1st iteration prototype

Students in studio work. Continuous assessment and feedback during production.

GROUP DISCUSSION on the Singapore Heritage Light Up Singapore event. Until August 30, 7:30pm-12am daily (FREE) This year, as part of SG 55, architectural landmarks were “lit up” to commemorate National Day.  Such culture and heritage initiatives are just one way in which our public spaces and monuments are refashioned using technology.  These events are curated to convey certain meanings and to make us consider our public spaces differently.- What is it that is being communicated? – What might the “curators” have to consider to plan such a transformation? – What alternate ways could YOU imagine transforming these sites to ...

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Week 6 (Sep 16)

Project 1: Student presentations on project concept with 1st iteration prototype

Students in studio work. Continuous assessment and feedback during production.

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Week 10-11 (Oct 21 – 28)

Project 2 Refinement: Prototype Development

Project 2: Students in studio work. Show development & progress of prototype, design strategy, possible ways forward. Continuous assessment and feedback during production.

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Week 12 (Nov 4)

Project 2 Refinement: Develop Final Presentations

Students develop their design response and presentation of Project 2 – Digital Interactive Space (Final Project)


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