The deadline for diversity scholarships for 2019 has passed. Announcements will be made by the end of January!
2019 Program List
1 - 26 April Made In China
6 - 31 May Future Landscapes
3 - 28 June Data and Society
1 - 26 July Physical Computing for Beginners
1 - 26 July Bots & ML
This program is about machine learning for web browser applications, generative chatbots, and the exploration of ArtBots and what might happen if we imbue them with machine learning intelligence. Already pretty interesting interactive and creative artworks are being created online. What can machine learning add to these works to alter their behaviour in more autonomous and interesting ways?
5 - 30 August Money
This program is about money! Whether we have it or not, money rules the world, or so it seems. In recent years, technologies like crypotocurrency, bitcoin, and blockchain have come to the fore offering alternatives to the current system but we need to know more! What’s the history of economies and money, what are the current financial systems that plague us, how does money laundering and tax evasion work, how might we create new systems and alternatives that can help bring about justice and level the playing field?
5 - 30 August Coding for Beginners
How can we create meaningful interactive experiences or tell stories with code? This course will focus on creative coding, narrative, interactivity, and self. The goal is to explore the creative and expressive possibilities of technology, digital tools, and self-expression while gaining a foundation in how to code.
2 - 27 September Evidence
This program delves into the topic of citizen forensics. We’ll take a deeper look into projects that have stemmed from a new movement of citizens taking action in the name of justice and human rights. From Forensic Architecture and VFRAME to Bellingcat and Tactical Technology Collective, we’ll learn how to gather information, problem-solve with the latest tools, and use critical techniques for safely navigating and investigating the world as a means of bearing witness.
30 September - 25 October Waiting Room Design
To be alive is to be waiting for something. What are we waiting for and why are we waiting for it? With the onslaught of new technologies, we find ourselves waiting even more, often for experiences (AR, VR, etc.), the likes of which are often less than ten minute encounters. With these questions in mind, this program is about waiting and waiting room design from a practical and future perspective. How can we begin to create meaningful designed experiences for waiting rooms? Let’s explore this together!