DESMA 160 : Special Topics in Design | Media Arts
Winter Quarter 2019
UCLA Design Media Arts
Tuesday, Thursday 9am-11:50am
Broad Art Center room 4230
This studio explores the use of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Projection Mapping and Motion Capture technologies as a unified field for representing “other realities” in a Live Performance context. Traditional techniques for Theater and Musical Performance will be reframed with the use of these new technologies and merged into the form of “Mixed Reality Theater”. The class is set up as an experimental studio and students will be asked to collaborate as a theatrical troupe working on either individual or group projects that will culminate in a public event (in the EDA) where projects will be presented live in front of an audience. Notions of Narrative, Worldbuilding and Embodiment in a performative context will be the primary focus of the studio.