GREETINGS FROM SCHOOL OF MACHINES, MAKING & MAKE-BELIEVE!
We are an independent school in Berlin hovering at the intersections of art, technology, design, & human connection. We are trying to be more responsive to the digital/socio-political climate, and design courses that we think are needed in the world.
INTRODUCING FUTURE LANDSCAPES:
6 MAY - 31 MAY 2019
BASED IN THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND (NUI) GALWAY
FOUR WEEKS, FULL-TIME
UP TO 18 PARTICIPANTS ACCEPTED
FUTURE LANDSCAPES is an intensive four-week program created in collaboration with the Moore Institute at NUI Galway and Galway 2020.
Compelling us all is an interest in creatively exploring vast landscapes in the physical world and of the mind while gaining an understanding of the potentials of augmented-, virtual-, and mixed reality through a myriad of critical, conceptual, and hands-on approaches.
Using technology to imagine unknown realities can inspire new ways of looking at the world. In designing new forms of interactive and tactile experiences, artistic creation and storytelling, what could we add or augment to our surroundings to develop new narratives about landscapes, be them physical, social, or mental, that permeate our lives? What forms of play and togetherness might we be able to create and sustain? Could thoughtful discourse on landscapes and realities empower us to make an impactful change?
IN THIS COURSE, YOU WILL LEARN
- Critical and conceptual development of projects
- Creative development with Unity3D
- Scripting in Unity3D to create interactivity
- Introduction to ARKit (iOS) and Vuforia
- Attaching virtual objects to real image markers
- Creating both AR and VR experiences
- Recording and placing sounds inside a virtual AR space
- Designing an AR space that can be shared and explored with multiple people at the same time
- Building mixed reality experiences
- An amazing network and community of like-minded creative beings and potential future collaborators
**No previous experience necessary**
WEEK 1: Introductions, concepts, narratives, play, and critical discourse.
WEEK 2: Tools and techniques for creating interactive experiences in Unity
WEEK 3: Advanced tools and techniques for creating interactive experiences in Unity. Adding physicality into our work through props and found artifacts.
WEEK 4: Preparing talks, presentations, and Mixed Reality experiences for a final showcase open to the public.
WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?
This workshop is geared toward anyone involved in creative projects (architects, designers, makers, artists, musicians, performers,etc.) and the arts and humanities research communities that wish to begin incorporating mixed reality experiences into their work or practice. This course approaches mixed reality from an introductory level. Basic knowledge of programming (in any language/platform) is encouraged *but not required*.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM: http://schoolofma.org/future-landscapes/
APPLY HERE: https://schoolofmachines.agilecrm.com/forms/4604692500447232