Technology, Arts and Media Program header

ATLS 4519/5519: Studio: Space

Course Description

Through this course, students will learn techniques for using large datasets in the creation of music, stories, art and informational graphics.

Space is distant, mysterious and unknown to most people. Its scale, physical properties and very nature are difficult to describe in human terms. There are few entry points for people to understand what we know about space and what that means to us. By harnessing external datasets, we can begin tell the stories that synthesize what we know to date and what we might begin to imagine for the future.

Course Objectives

Students who successfully complete this course will:

Critical Thinking & Theory / History:
  • Investigate the history of information graphics and data visualization
  • Study best practices for delivering complex information
Design/Creative:
  • Design informational experiences
  • Build on audio/video/image production techniques
Technical:
  • Program data scraping algorithms
  • Learn sonification techniques
  • Strengthen familiarity with industry-standard audio/video/image-making software

Credit Hours

  • 3 hours

Prerequisites

  • None