Notes from the Lab: online sessions

November 21, 2012

Media Design Practices/Lab

Detail from Salvador Orara, Affection Stations, MDP/Lab Thesis 2012.

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 Science and Industry with Chair Anne Burdick and Core Faculty Ben Hooker.
Jan. 17, 2013 — Lab Research: Studio-based Research with Anne Burdick and Core Faculty Tim Durfee.

To RSVP: http://bit.ly/NotesFromTheLab


MDP/Lab Inquiries: Partnering with Science and Industry

with Ben Hooker and Anne Burdick
December 4th
4–5pm PST

From a Biophotonics scientist at Caltech to Intel engineers working on the latest micro-sensors, external partnerships bring expertise, resources, and the latest advances to the Lab track curriculum. Lab students participate in a series of “Inquiries”—3–5 week projects that provide critical and collaborative engagement with the people responsible for bringing new ideas to life. Ben Hooker and Anne Burdick will share how the Inquiries prepare students for thesis and beyond.

MDP/Lab Research: Studio-Based Research
with Tim Durfee and Anne Burdick
Jan 17th
4–5pm PST

From a house designed to catch fire to the branding for a cult of object-worshippers, research in the Lab track frequently resembles experimental design and speculative fiction. While such projects may incorporate irony or humor, they are utterly serious as investigations into contemporary issues in technology, culture, and science. Tim Durfee and Anne Burdick will share summer research projects from the last three years that were created by visiting researchers, MDP faculty, and Lab track students. They will discuss how such playful work contributes critique and new knowledge to design, industry, and the culture at large—and turns our graduates into a hot commodity.