Interaction Futures Workshop : Presentation with Parsons Paris + Audi at NUMA

Join us at NUMA on 0 – CONNECT for a presentation of concepts developed during a weeklong workshop at Parsons Paris and NUMA on the topic of Interaction Futures in 2020-2025: Imagining the Metaverse.

Date : 30 mai 2014 11:00 – 12:30

Intervenants (3) : Benjamin Gaulon, David Carroll, Lorenz Bohrer

Participants (12) : 6 anonymes et   Florence CHANEL, Benjamin Gaulon, Christian Guyard, Maxime Delavergne, Selysette Sarina Sanchez, jeanne Bloch

Join us at NUMA on 0 – CONNECT for a presentation of concepts developed during a weeklong workshop at Parsons Paris and NUMA on the topic of Interaction Futures in 2020-2025: Imagining the Metaverse.

A cohort of MFA Design and Technology candidates from the New York Parsons campus traveled to Paris to work with workshop mentors Lorenz Bohrer from Advanced Interaction Design, Audi AG, Benjamin Gaulon, program director at Parsons Paris, and David Carroll, associate professor at Parsons New York.

During a weeklong workshop, graduate student teams developed speculative concepts around notions of the Metaverse, a term describing what the Internet and its related cultures and technologies will evolve into over the next 10-15 years. Within this conceptual framework the teams developed initial proposals for projects interrogating the notion of a Spectrum of Involvement within the contexts of A Spiritual AwakeningDigital PathologiesDimensions of Presence in a Mixed Reality, and a Wearable Sensorial Diary.

Presentation will be conducted in English.

About Parsons

The MFA in Design and Technology at the School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design explores the social and cultural dimensions of technological change.

The MFA in Design and Technology at Parsons Paris will launch in fall 2014. The program emphasizes the interchange between progressive scholarship and real-world projects, encouraging imaginative work in theory and grounded practice. Distinguishing features of the Design and Technology program at Parsons Paris include greater opportunity for peer exchange, collaborative projects and extracurricular activities with peers and faculty in New York, a smaller cohort, and a dynamic central European location with access and influence extending to the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.