Introduction to Architecture and Environment
Spring 2024, Department of History of Art and Architecture at UCSB
Architecture is an act of place-making through which humans have constructed their relation with nature. Introduces the history of these strategies of place-making, interpretative concepts, and discipline-specific terminology in order to develop a critical understanding of the relationship between nature and built form.
Introduction to Media Arts
Summer 2023, Department of Media Arts and Technology at UCSB
An introduction to the concepts and practice of creative computing. The course investigates the digital arts field with an emphasis on technological developments and their integration in art production, delivered through p5js sketches.
Introduction to Cinema
Spring 2023, Department of Film and Media Studies at UCSB
An introduction to the basic concepts of film analysis, that is, on a close examination of the texture of a film: its form, style, and narrative. Topics include genre, space and time, perception manipulation, etc.
Playful Spaces: History of Games
Summer 2023, Department of History of Art and Architecture at UCSB
Fall 2023, Department of History of Art and Architecture at UCSB
An introduction to the history of games. Investigation on games and the social, political, and economic conditions that support them, as well as the interface between the human player and the imagined world of the game. Taking as its premise that games are artifacts of culture, this course focuses on the visual and spatial practice of games in social context.
Students also collaborated on a 3-week board game design project under the theme of “control”.
Introduction to Video Game Development
Fall 2022, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCSB
Gaucho Game Lab, directed by Pradeep Sen
A senior-level project-based course focused on “large system” software development. Student projects are self-defined and motivated through discussions and critiques, ranging from first-person shooting, third-person action/adventure, strategy, multiplayer Co-Op and puzzle games. Student works will be ready for public release at the end of the course.