This seminar will engage in critical discussion of the relationships, overlaps and oscillations between immersive media,
digital virtual images spaces and cities. From 19th century panoramas and phantasmagoria to the proliferation of urban screens, social media, videogames, XR and metaverse [ヽ(°〇°)ﾉ], the course will examine immersive technologies and digital imaging in relationship to the ways we live in, conceive of, and imagine the built environment. Aesthetic, social, political and technical questions, structures of control, power, labor, and issues of race, gender and sexuality will be considered. Over the course of the seminar students will engage in theoretical inquiry and work on speculative design proposals that interrogate the current and future material, social, political and cultural implications of immersive spaces.
Mon 8:30-11:30am 2227 A&AB