The course will be structured around these core elements:
- Exercises in acoustic ecology including experiential listening exercises, site visits, soundwalks, and field recording.
- Workshops of new media technologies including physical computing, sensing technologies, creative coding and data parsing.
- Readings and critical discussions focused on ecology, landscape, soundscape, critical citizenship, and social practice.
- Public engagement through collaborative projects, field trips and artist visits.
In class studio time will be scaffolded by field trips, visiting artists and speakers, and collaborative projects. Balancing between studio time and public engagement, the class will be organized as:
- Studio time (50%) workshops, exercises, work time, access to resources, critiques, discussions
- Field Trips (50%) speakers, site visits, local organizations, events and performances