ME289A&B: Interactive Art & Performance Design

Posted on December 18th, by aka wendy in Classes. No Comments

Interactive Art & Performance Design
ME289A&B Winter & Spring Quarter 2013-14

Instructors: Michael SturtzSasha Leitman, and special guests

Creating interactive art and performance for the Frost Music & Art Festival.

This class gives students the tools and support they need to transform their ideas into engaging public projects. Drawing on the fields of design, art, performance, and engineering, each student ideated, designed, planned, and lead a team to build an interactive art and/or performance piece to be showcased to an audience of 5000 at the Frost Music and Art Festival held on the Stanford campus on May 17, 2014.

In the first quarter of the class, students learned the design, planning, story boarding, budgeting, engineering, proposal creation, and concept pitching aspects of projects for applying to grants and presenting to funders. Students also enjoyed guest presentations from visiting experts in the fields of interactive art and design as well as a behind-the-scenes tour of The Exploratorium and artist studios in Oakland.

In the second quarter of the class, students concentrated on prototyping, maquette making, testing, team forming, project management, creative leadership, construction, site installation, and documentation.

Click to see completed student projects.

Click to learn about class field trips.

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images (clockwise): early prototyping, pitches to a panel of experts. class warm-ups, and a guest presentation


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