Digitaler Entwurf und Virtualität I

Martina Menegon
Institute of Fine Arts and Media Art, Transmedia Art
2023W, artistic Seminar (SEK), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S02791

Description

“Virtual Reality projects frequently promise experiences so realistic you won’t believe that you are in VR. I’m interested in the opposite” […] these emerging technologies can be used to capture the abstract, the confusing, the hidden, the complicated (Claire Hentschker)

The lecture "Digital Design and Virtuality I" offers a journey into the use (and misuse) of video games material and language to create Virtual, Simulation, Interactive, and Game Art.
Through a combination of theory and practice, the course explores the artistic potential of world-building and interaction to represent “other realities” as well as questioning the idea of self, identity, body and space by embodying the virtual, re-mapping and re-structuring the physical and performing within a (new) hybrid reality.
After an overview of historical and contemporary examples laying the groundwork for the exploration of the Virtual as an artistic medium, the lecture provides a practical introduction to the contemporary game engine Unity3D as well as to experimental 3D using a variety of free / open source media and apparatuses (including AI tools, 3D Scanning, MoCap) for asset creation.

Examination Modalities

- Developing a working project during the lecture
- Final Presentation of the project (including visual documentation)
- Attendence (min 75%)

Participation and engagement in the lecture as well as the final presentation of the project developed during the lecture is essential and required to successfully complete the course.

Comments

Registration only possible from 01st August 2023 to 08th October 2023 (no email request, online registration only). You will receive a confimation of your registration status by 10th October 2023.

Max. number of accepted attendees: 15 people

 

- No previous knowledge or skills required as the lecture considers all skill levels and is suitable for beginners and advanced students;
- basic 3D Design and/or Coding skills are welcome but not necessary;

- the lecture will be held in english;
- You will need access to a laptop and smartphone. If you should not be able to do that, please contact the lecturer via email to discuss alternatives.



Key Words

digital art, virtual reality, XR, AR, VR, virtual art, simulation art, immersive art, game art, unity3D, 3D Scanning, motion capture, game engine, avatar, world building, hybrid reality, experimental 3D, 3D, AI, interaction, interactive art

Dates

17 October 2023, 14:00–16:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art , "CANCELLED!"
31 October 2023, 14:00–16:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art
14 November 2023, 14:00–16:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art
21 November 2023, 14:00–16:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art
28 November 2023, 14:00–16:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art
05 December 2023, 14:00–16:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art
12 December 2023, 14:00–16:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art
19 December 2023, 14:00–16:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art
09 January 2024, 14:00–16:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art
16 January 2024, 14:00–16:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art (examination)

Course Enrolment

From 01 August 2023, 00:00 to 08 October 2023, 00:00
Via online registration

Design: Specialisation in Graphic Design (2. Section): Technical Basics: Hard and Soft Skills 576/204.20

Media Arts: Specialisation in Transmedia Arts (2. Section): Materialität und Medien: Digitaler Entwurf und Virtualität I - II 566/204.03

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Artistic and art technology foundations: Artistic and art technology foundations 180/002.01

Transformation Studies. Art x Science (Bachelor): Focus! Transformation Areas: Digital Transformation 162/040.10

Transformation Studies. Art x Science (Bachelor): Focus! Transformation Areas: Media Transformation 162/040.50

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible