Led by Alex Braidwood, Graphic Design, and Vyankatesh Chinchalkar, Industrial Design

This process-focused studio emphasizes creative production methodologies in creating audio-visual interactive experiences at various scales. Under the guidance and mentorship of two faculty from different departments and a professional artist and their studio staff, students will be challenged to engage creatively with the unknown, utilizing an approach employing the disruption of linear-form perception. Students will also learn production methods focusing on cross-disciplinary collaboration while exploring new and oblique approaches to producing work.

Throughout this course, students will have opportunities to engage with members of an Iowa community during a process that creates interactive audio-visual art engagements. By activating a space to engage a community, new forms and value for creating work will be explored. The location of the final installation of these interactive works as an immersive experience is slated to be the vacant theater on Main St. in Ottumwa, IA.

Early in the course, students will take a field study trip to Los Angeles to work with AK Studio and AKP Recordings on a week-long design charrette. The charrette involves making “musical instruments” from found materials sourced in LA, performing with them in the recording studio, documenting the process, mixing the results, and releasing the audio composition(s) with visual accompaniment for promotion and audience engagement.

Course credits:6
Meeting days and times:Tuesday / Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Variable course fee:$1,100
Field trips:Los Angeles
Maximum enrollment:24
Enrollment open to:All juniors, seniors, and graduate students in all Iowa State University majors

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