Useless AI Symposium – 3/8/18

March 3, 2018

Useless A.I. A symposium that explores the design of Artificial Intelligence Thursday March 8th, 2018 7 – 10 pm Wind Tunnel Useless /ˈyo͞osləs/: 1. having no ability – 2. not fulfilling intended purpose.  Driven by…

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Call for Proposals: 2018 Summer Design Residency

December 20, 2017

Update: JURY ANNOUNCED — W.F. Umi Hsu, Strategic Designer and Cultural Humanist;Benjamin Bratton, Design Philosopher; Ilona Gaynor, Designer, Artist, and Writer; Elise Co, Interaction Designer. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12 noon (PST), February 14, 2018 The MDP Summer…

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Tim Durfee named 2017-18 C.O.L.A. Fellow

December 1, 2017

By Renée Reizman   Tim Durfee, core faculty in the MDP since 2009, has been named a 2017-18 City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist Fellow in design/visual arts by the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs….

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From Feminist AI Projects to Artificial Knowing

November 30, 2017

By Christine Meinders In Summer 2018, I was awarded the MDP Post-Graduate Fellowship to continue the collaborative research on artificial intelligence (AI) that I began during my graduate thesis. During my thesis, I worked with the group, “Feminist…

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MDP Faculty Work-in-Progress Show 2017

March 21, 2017

By Renée Reizman   MDP faculty exhibited their research at the Wind Tunnel Gallery. The works included design fictions, algorithmic compositions, geodatabases, speculative ethnology, and more. A Piece of Something Bigger showcased current research-in-progress from…

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Everyday Immersions

March 16, 2017

A course in augmented and virutal reality explores the in-between realities of immersive living. By Theo Triantafyllidis   As virtual reality and augmented reality technologies become increasingly ubiquitous and cultural acceptance grows, how might these…

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Recap: MDP at Interaction 2017

March 10, 2017

By Phil van Allen     @maximolly/@philvanallen speak about teaching a new medium when it’s also new to us in “Teaching & Learning Disruptive New Mediums” #ixd17 — Ji Su Park (@helloimjisu) February 5,…

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