DMA 160: Special Topics In Design | Media Arts: Bio- and Nano-Technology plus Design - Spring 2020
Special Topics In Design | Media Arts: Bio- and Nano-Technology plus Design
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.