In this immersive course and expedition, students will partner with environmental research organizations to explore technologies to collect data about the environment, and visualize the data to create new media art. The course will innovatively use new computational tools to create art that promotes sustainability and environmental awareness.
Each offering, students will research, prototype and create works directly connected to a selected ecosystem with assistance from research scientists to learn how art and science together can promote green environment. Sophisticated sensor, location and presentation technologies will be used to produce artworks inextricably linked to the natural features of the sites. The ecosystems will be ‘read’ using computational sensing to measure hidden phenomena and collect scientific data to discover new ways to visualize and understand climate change and dynamic environmental forces.