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This laboratory will concentrate on the dynamics of media presentation and interaction. The objective is to create generative, recombining media systems that evolve and mutate, reacting to internal and external stimuli. The environment, the body, and the internet will be explored for their potential as control/stimuli. Students will research and implement hybrid acquisition and delivery systems. Webcams, projection systems, multi-channel sound systems, and sensors will be mined for their potential as alternate means for media creation and narrative recombination. Topics include generative and iterative structures, autonomous interactions, physical computing, and artificial behavior. Students will learn how to manipulate media with Max/MSP/Jitter and how to connect electronics to the computer via the Male Controller. The semester will be divided between technical demonstrations and individual consultations.