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Philip Zak
Major Program of Study
Entertainment Technology

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MTEC3140

MTEC3140

In order to become innovative and daring technological leaders in your chosen fields, it is imperative each of you develop a broad understanding of the economic, social, and cultural forces shaping emerging technologies over and beyond the basic mechanics of how these technologies work. Without this foundation, narrow technical background may result skill sets that easily become out of date. The accelerated pace of change merits facility with discussions of the historical, social and cultural contexts of technological evolution. This foundation course will prepare you for research in the emerging technologies of your chosen fields by supplying the necessary background theory, context and methodology. This foundation course will prepare you for research in the emerging technologies of you chosen fields by supplying the necessary background theory, context and methodology. Since the course does not require particular technological skills and experience, students of diverse technological programs will be able to take part in it.

Introduction to Interactive 3D Environments Programming

Introduction to Interactive 3D Environments Programming

This course provides students with technical foundations and opportunity to work with state of the art virtual reality (VR) systems and interactive 3D environments. The foundations covered in this course apply to computer games, 3D film production, immersive environments, and virtual scenery for live performance. Students will be prepared to apply and extend basic skills in modeling, scripting and programming. Emphasizes production, teamwork, analysis of interactive 3D systems, and applications-driven user experiences with assessment of aesthetic orientation.

Interaction Design

Interaction Design

This course is an introduction to Interaction Design, encompassing the physical process of designing for interaction and enabling students to think and speak critically about design problems. Students will work both individually and in teams, creating design deliverables with a social conscience. Process blogs will incorporate reflection on readings alongside of project documentation. They will develop a foundation in interaction design that will be applicable to a multidisciplinary field.

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Alternative Thinktank

Alternative Thinktank

Broad-spectrum & focused exploration of international & local politics, anthropology, sociology, psychology, alternative history, finance, technology, medicine/biotech, resource management, philosophy, spirituality, consciousness, Egyptology, ufology, the occult.