Emerging Practices


Explore and shape the future of art. Emerging Practices is a multidisciplinary studio practice that builds on knowledge of emerging technologies such as interactive multi-media, electronic installation, networked telematic communication, robotic art, three-dimensional simulation, biotechnology, and algorithmic image synthesis.

Emerging Practices engages the latest technologies, scientific processes and best practices available, while also reclaiming, altering, and appropriating existing technologies through creative re-use for communicative cultural purposes.

The emerging practices and graphic design program areas (EP/GD) maintain four labs.

  • The teaching lab contains 21 Macintosh computers for in-class instruction, design and art making.
  • The open lab provides 68 hours/week access to 18 workstations plus seating for students with portable computers. The area also contains a MakerBot 3D printer and scanner, and a Vinyl Express vinyl cutter as well as a Xerox WorkCentre printer for high quality output, with a finisher that can fold and staple for small booklet production.
  • The advanced lab houses five computers and a makerspace for customized electronics experimentation, breadboard engineering and construction, and real-space electronic art making.
  • The audio lab contains one mixing/editing workstation and a sound isolation booth for voice and small instrument recording.