Parsons School of Design Annual Thesis Exhibition

Contact: Deborah Spence, Public Relations, 212-229-5314,

Parsons Design & Technology Students Redefine Digital Design with Exhibition

Parsons School of Design proudly presents an exhibition of thesis work from graduates of the MFA programs in Design & Technology. The exhibition, which takes place at the School's two Greenwich Village galleries on 66 Fifth Avenue and 2 West 13th Street, runs from June 2nd through June 11th and features projects in multimedia, experimental game design, animation, digital video, computational art, interactive installations, educational media, sound design, social software, wearable technology, and others.

"More than just an expanded technology skill-set, MFA Design and Technology students re-imagine human experience," says Digital Design Chair Colleen Macklin. "This year's graduates have challenged themselves to create truly innovative projects that provoke, challenge, and reveal the future. These graduates are going to have a major impact in design, communication and entertainment in the coming years - this show is a sneak preview of the things we’ll be watching, playing and interacting with."

The Parsons 2004 MFA Design and Technology Thesis Exhibition showcases the work of graduates exploring the design and art implications of emerging technologies, as well as the evolving connections between technology, design, and the human experience.

"These DT students are a rare group–they design things that matter, things that move and shake and sometimes explode in the beauty and meaning of their telling," says Digital Design Instructor Katie Salen. Talented, yes. Conventional, no."

More information about this year's exhibition can be found at

New School University
Parsons School of Design

MFA Design & Technology

Opening reception
Wednesday June 2, 6-8 p.m.

Exhibition closes june 11, 2004.

Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries
66 Fifth Avenue and
Gallery at 2 West 13th Street
Gallery Hours Mon. - Fri. 9-9 & Sat & Sun. 9-6
Exhibition closes at noon on the final day

Parsons School of Design, a division of New School University, is one of the largest degree-granting colleges of art and design in the nation. Currently enrolled are about 2,400 undergraduate students, 500 graduate students, and 2,500 non-degree students from all 50 of the United States and from 60 countries. Parsons’ main campuses are located in New York City’s Greenwich Village and Midtown Manhattan. In addition, Parsons has affiliate schools in Paris, France; Kanazawa, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; and at Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic. Undergraduate degrees are offered in Architectural Design, Communication Design, Design and Management, Design and Technology, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design. Graduate degrees are granted in Architecture, Design and Technology, Lighting Design, Fine Arts, Photography, and the History of Decorative Arts.