Radical Design ATLS 4519/5519

Course Description

Nature is an endless reservoir of shapes and processes that can inspire and teach us, making it a rich environment in which to make, design and experiment outside the lab.

Focusing on interdisciplinary creativity through hands-on activities, this monthlong class is suitable for anyone wanting to expand their understanding of novel design processes, build prototypes, create art and tell stories. The format combines a traditional design studio approach with 24/7 Open Studio; Zero Walk & Make sessions in nature, focused on building from what’s freely available in the environment; and lectures by invited guests. Mentored by talented instructors who share a background in the MIT Media Lab, class participants will be able to develop functional and mockup prototypes of radical user interfaces and low tech props. They will also be invited to create storytelling capsules in written and video form to describe fictional use scenarios.

Who Should Take the Class?

The course is designed for anyone with interest in art, design, fabrication, coding, electronics, filmmaking, sculpture and making of all types. Students will learn novel design processes, build prototypes, create art and tell stories. Students will have many opportunities outside class meeting times to work with faculty and other students fabricating in the outdoors and in the 24/7 open studio.

Radical Design (ATLS 4519/5519)

Course Information
ATLS 4519/5519: Advanced Special Topics in Technology, Arts, and Media: Design Studio

Dates: Session B: July 9 - August 9, 2019

Times: Tues, Wed, Thurs: 3pm - 5:30pm in ATLAS 1B25

Enrollment: This class is open to anyone. CU Boulder graduate students should enroll in ATLS 5519, undergraduate students in ATLS 4519, and non-CU Boulder students should email daniel.leithinger@colorado.edu for instructions.

Instructors: Jean-Baptiste Labrune, Senior Lecturer, Sciences Po Paris; Daniel Leithinger, Assistant Professor, ATLAS Institute, CU Boulder

Tuesday, July 9 at 3:00pm to 5:30pm

Roser ATLAS Center, ATLAS 1B25
1125 18th Street, Boulder, CO 80309