ATS 4135: Virtual Reality
Course website: http://saic-vr.jasbrooks.net/ (includes full syllabus and readings)
In 2018, I was offered and accepted the opportunity to become a lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Art & Technology Studies, teaching a second section of the MFA course on Virtual Reality (ATS 4135).
The studio course was constructed to include a heavy-hand of theory focusing on interactive immersive media topics, in order to push it in the direction of a theory-in-practice structure. Through the course, students considered various artworks and projects realized in virtual reality, and how they inform public consciousness of spaces. Accompanying readings were but a sample of current endeavors meant to open up a common discourse on issues of immersion and human experience, such as metaphors of space, dynamic form in three dimensions, perception and representation, simulation, information, mapping, embodiment, and telepresence.