University of Technology Sydney

80034 Physical and Tangible Media Interfaces for Design Expression





Physical computing and tangible interfaces are comparatively modern genres of pervasive computing. Both are motivated by the desire to move computing and digital activities away from the desktop and desk-bound experience, and to instead explore their seamless integration into our daily lives. This subject explores existing and emergent conduits for interacting with sound and image. Students examine the implications for them as artist/designers and their design activities, in new emerging technologies. Of particular import to this subject is an examination of the point of interface or intersection with the consumer/audience/user. Hence this subject addresses the recent history, theory and context of physical and tangible computing as it impacts on design and expression through sound, image, tactility and transformation.

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Autumn session, City campus

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