Simulation or Representation?

December 30, 2016

Your Drain on Drugs by Hao Zhang

The “Major Issues” studios led by faculty members Tim Durfee and Ben Hooker use techniques of digital simulation to examine topics of global scale. By Ben Hooker and Tim Durfee   In recent years, tipping…

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Immersive Media Studio Comes to MDP

December 22, 2016

MDP/Lab student Fei Wang tests an Oculus Rift

By Phil van Allen   Media Design Practices dives into Immersive Media with intensive project class in early 2017 on the future of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and 360 Video. We’ve set up an Immersive…

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The Future of Work: Riot Games

December 8, 2016

The Riot Games PC Bang. Photo by Yaewon Kim

by Stephanie Cedeño and Jason Wong     On November 4, faculty members Ben Hooker and Tim Durfee led our lab + field concept year cohort on a field trip to Riot Games to meet…

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Data, Media, and Mashups

November 14, 2016

Tinder Motel by Nicci Yin

by Godiva Reisenbichler, Nan Tsai, and Nicci Yin   This fall, the faculty member Tim Durfee challenged his concept year students to to think about media and technology through spatial forms. The design brief for…

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2016 MDP Design Residency CFP and Jury Announcement

December 17, 2015


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

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2015 Research Event featuring m-a-u-s-e-r

August 3, 2015


Informal review and reception; tacos, discussion, and libations 6-8:00 pm, Thursday, August 13, 2015, Wind Tunnel Gallery RSVP on Facebook.   Media Design Practices invites you to join us for an informal review and reception celebrating the…

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Seams and Superpowers

July 19, 2015

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by Philip van Allen, Core Faculty   I recently taught an intensive four week course called Seams and Superpowers, part of the MDP Lab track curriculum. Inspired by our department’s participation in the 2015 Microsoft Design…

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