DMA 160-1: Special Topics In Design | Media Arts: Bio- And Nano-Technology Plus Design - Spring 2019

COURSE TITLE:

Special Topics In Design | Media Arts: Bio- And Nano-Technology Plus Design

INSTRUCTOR:

Victoria Vesna

TEACHING ASSISTANT(S):

Maria Eugenia Garcia Fierro


DESCRIPTION:

Biodesigners use cells, DNA molecules, proteins, and living tissues to highlight ethical, social, and aesthetic issues that influence contemporary life. Introduction to how biodesign blurs distinctions between science and design through combination of design and scientific processes, creating wide public debate. Goal is to introduce students to new sciences that influence food we eat, clothes we wear, and environment in which we reside. Students are challenged to think outside box, explore divergent and convergent thinking, and seek out knowledge and inspiration from ideas that drive bio- and nano-technology. Peer collaboration encouraged to develop speculative design projects that address issues covered.
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