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Augmenting the Gallery

IMNY-UT 9001

Instructor

Name Pierre Depaz

Email pierre.depaz@nyu.edu

Teaching Assistant

Name Clemens Schöll

Email cms10067@nyu.edu

Details

Location Saint Agnes (Kreuzberg)

Time Wed 9.30 - 13.00

Office Hours

By appointment

Tutorials

In person at the student residences in room 1.Q, Mondays 6–8pm

Course Description

Art institutions, from museums to galleries, depend and represent a wealth of contexts, connotations, relationships beyond time and space. Today, wall labels, audio guides and informative maps are just some of the ways galleries and museums convey additional information about an art collection. How can we utilize new interactive mixed-reality tools to design and deliver immersive experiences and information fluxes that breathe a different life into an exhibit?

Augmented and virtual reality are powerful tools for new media production and storytelling, but how can these tools serve to enhance our gallery experience without distracting from the power and importance of a pre-existing collection? How do we design digital applications for a specific moment and space? This production course seeks to experiment with new ways to experience a museum collection through mixed reality. Topics covered include exhibition installation and curation, mixed reality and mobile production in Unity, and object-oriented ontology.

What

A technical course about spatial information delivery focused on art spaces and art objects.

How

A mix of readings and technical exercises, complemented by a collaboration with partner cultural institutions and museums in Berlin, such as the Humboldt Forum, the Gemäldegalerie, or the M4P0 organization.

Why

With the increase of computing possibilities in everyday situations, this class aims at understanding the content, the context and the form of knowledge delivery in cultural institutions.