Lab Inquiry Report: Detourism

January 15, 2014


By David Leonard, Adjunct Faculty Detourism, the first Lab Inquiry in 2013-14, introduced students to augmented reality. Bruce Sterling described Augmented Reality (AR) as “the collision of metaphysics and technology.” The technological agnosticism of the four-week…

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2013 Lab Thesis Exhibition / April 13-21

April 8, 2013

MDP/Lab 2013 Thesis

Media Design Practices / Lab 2013 Thesis Exhibition April 13–21 ____________ Reception: 5–10 pm Thursday April 18 ____________ Jisu Choi Thitiporn Chongjaroenjai Sang In Chung Jeremy Eichenbaum William Frohn Geoffrey Ka’alani Jessica Lee Katherine Miyake…

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SP13 Critical Frameworks: Herbert, Bratton, Hertz

January 5, 2013


In Critical Frameworks: Lab students engage with ideas-in-the-making, directly from the thought leaders and creative practitioners who are making them. In the class, guest instructors “workshop” ideas from a project that is underway or has just…

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2013 Summer Research Residency CFP

December 6, 2012

Detail from Ilona Gaynor, Under Black Carpets, created during the MDP Summer Research Residency 2012

The MDP/Lab Summer Research Residency is granted to a creative practioner or team whose experimental design work engages emerging issues in science, technology, and culture. The winning proposal—to be selected by a jury that includes…

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Making Critical Making

December 5, 2012


By Garnet Hertz, Adjunct Faculty, Thesis Advisor. Today I shipped off the first copy of “Critical Making” — a handmade book project that proposes that makers need to be critically engaged with culture, history and…

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Notes from the Lab: online sessions

November 21, 2012

Media Design Practices/Lab

Interested applicants (and anyone else!) are invited to join us for two online information sessions about the Lab Track. See work, hear from faculty, and ask questions. Dec. 4, 2012 — Lab Inquiries: Partnering with…

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Seismic Summer: Collaborating with CalTech

October 22, 2012


By Andrew Nagata, student, Lab2013. For my summer x-term internship, I worked with the Community Seismic Network (CSN) at CalTech. CSN functions like a citizen science project in which volunteers host seismic sensors in their…

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Media without Media

September 19, 2012

Mikey Tnasuttimonkol

By Tim Durfee, MDP Core Faculty. These selections from recent MFA thesis work in the Lab Track are unified by what appears to be an emerging interest in non-digital work created in order to examine the effects of the digital. By…

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