Aqueduct Futures Courses Winter 2013

Enrollment for Winter is about to start at Cal Poly! The Aqueduct Futures Project is pleased to offer four exciting interdisciplinary offerings that will develop our multi-venue public exhibition and website for the Centennial of the Los Angeles Aqueduct.

LA302L-02 Interactive Media Studio (11492)

(Prof. Barry Lehrman MWF 2-4pm)  The continuation the Aqueduct Futures fall studios (LA301L-01 & -02) and LA401L-02). This course introduces advanced interactive media and design communication techniques to enhance the public dialog about water policy, conservation, adaptation, resilience, and sustainability.  LA302L-02 will lead content development for the Aqueduct Futures Website and curate the exhibition using projects from the Fall Aqueduct Futures courses.

ART499A Special Topics for Upper Division Students (13446)

(Prof. Crystal Lee TTh 1-4pm)  Will lead the design of the web portal’s user interface, graphic identity, and interactive exhibition elements. Additional course details to follow.

CS499-01 Special Topics for Upper Division Students (11730)

(Prof. Robert Kerbs MW 2-4)  In collaboration with students and faculty from Landscape Architecture and Graphic Arts, CS students will develop a multi-venue public exhibition (Kiosk) and website for the Centennial of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Additionally, CS students will evaluate web-based mapping/geodesign/geo-location tools for mobile computing. Space is limited. The pre-requisite is minimum grade of C (2.0) or better in CS 241.

LA302L and CS499 will have weekly meetings during course time, while ART499 students will be engaged asynchronously outside of course time. All (LA/ART/CS) students will collaborate on:

  1. Defining interactive web-based content file parameters and standards
  2. Creating interactive objects for the exhibition venues
  3. Evaluating web based mapping/geodesign/geo-location tools for mobile computing
  4. Participate in research into the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and the transdisciplinary pedagogy
  5. Identify potential k-12 curriculum opportunities based on the website in collaboration with Master of Education Multi-Media thesis student

LA606 MLA Capstone Studio (11892)

The Aqueduct Futures Project is sponsoring a 606 capstone project to generate a vision plan for the entire Los Angeles Aqueduct system and LADWP lands. This project will focus on the opportunity to create a resilient and adaptable multifunctional landscape for the 21st century.  Prof. Lehrman is the principal investigator for this project and also a member of the 606 studio faculty  together with Dr. Susan Mulley, and Dr. Weimin Li.

606 Studio Primer.doc

The 606 Process and Characteristics of 606 Projects.doc

UPCOMING SPRING 2013 COURSES

CS 470 (Game Development)

CS students will continue their aforementioned collaborative efforts and develop smart-phone / tablet games for the Centennial of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. CS 499 (Winter 2013) is not a pre-requisite but is strongly recommended. Space is limited. The pre-requisite is minimum grade of C (2.0) or better in CS 241.

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