Art Center College of Design Graduate Media Design Program 2012 Summer Research Residency Call for Proposals

Resident Positions: 1

Public Display: Space as Platform
Submission Deadline: February 14, 2012
This call welcomes designers, filmmakers, architects, urban designers, landscape architects, interaction designers, hardware sketchers and software developers to submit proposals for designdriven research projects to be conducted in Summer 2012. We are particularly interested in projects that explore how social media, ubiquitous computing and satellite mapping are redefining public and private space. The Occupy movements and the Arab Spring demonstrations point to a heightened role for physical space in asserting individual and collective agency. At the same time, public space has become an edgeless media stage. If temporary shelters are being recognized as “speech,” what are the implications for a new architecture that is media? What forms of social space are emerging from the linking of actual environments and their virtual counterparts? The residency runs from April 30 – August 24, 2012 and includes project space within the Wind Tunnel studio—a former supersonic wind tunnel—on the south campus of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. The resident will receive a $5,000 stipend and a $5,000 budget for materials and support along with access to the College’s shops and production facilities ranging from letterpress to video editing to rapid prototyping. The resident will also get to work with a project team of 2–5 graduate student research assistants (media designers/design researchers) for 7 weeks full-time or 14 weeks half-time. For more details and application procedures, go to: www.artcenter.edu/mdp/research/summer2012

image: Never Was by Mike Manalo and Jayne Vidheecharoen, MDP ‘12