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DSGN 395-65: Emergent Horizons

Quarter Offered

Spring : Monday and Wednesday, 9:30-11:20am, Kresge Hall 1319 ; Inigo Manglano-Ovalle and Malcolm MacIver


We inhabit and think within a bubble of space and time, the shape and size of which are rarely an object of thought. The first multicellular animal's bubble, 700 million years ago, extended only to the body surface. With hundreds of millions of years our event horizon has been pushed out to what we do in the next few minutes and days. Now we need to not only vividly imagine but also care about more distant horizons. How can we bootstrap our imagination to do this in art and in science? This class will emphasize experiential art that is also informed by cognitive and perceptual science. Back to top