BFADT 2018 Thesis Show

May 14th - 18th 10am - 6pm

Reception

May 15th 6pm - 9pm

20 Year Celebration

May 17th 7pm - 9pm

The New School

6 E 16th St. 12th Floor


The Design and Technology BFA graduates have created interactive games and experiences that aim to either understand reality more fully or attempt to escape reality altogether. These new works address a wide range of educational themes such as collaboration, news biases, complex data, and systems. Synthesis also explores the philosophical implications of technology, the persistence of memories, and experiences of spiritual centering. Synthesis bridges communication barriers to navigate entertaining and practical contexts whether they are personal, political, or technological.

DataSein

Michael Braverman

Fathom Weekly

Mana Jhaveri

Conspirescape

Hasibe Erdemir
Christina Goefron
Claire Hu

DataSein

Michael Braverman

An interactive 3D environment that explores the human relationship with technology, through a historic narrative.

Fathom Weekly

Mana Jhaveri

Fathom Weekly, brings awareness to my audience about the whitewashing of history in textbooks through the viewpoints of several nations. While acknowledging the various events that happened in history, the people interacting with this experience will also learn the same event from another nation's perspective.

Conspirescape

Hasibe Erdemir, Christina Goefron, Claire Hu

Conspirescape is a single player escape-the-room styled VR game using touch controllers.

Nothing Gold Can Stay (Appreciate)

Huseyin Emre Sardogan

Closed Eyes Open Mind

Tyler Stroh

SubThought

Kait Lippe

Nothing Gold Can Stay (Appreciate)

Huseyin Emre Sardogan

Nothing Gold Can Stay is an interactive multi-medium installation that conceptually references to the poem with the same title written by Robert Frost. By presenting the inevitable journey of life and offering the chance of pertaining to a golden moment, the artwork suggests the importance of appreciation in transient human lives.

Closed Eyes Open Mind

Tyler Stroh

Inspired by sound bath technologies and the need to rest the eyes in the digital age, Closed Eyes Open Mind is a 70 minute multi-sensory blindfolded experience that uses vibrations, smells, and sounds to stimulate the body’s 7 unique chakras (centers of spiritual power) guiding the user into reverie.

SubThought

Kait Lippe

Data visualization comparison of media coverage and hashtag popularity related to gun violence after the Stoneman Douglas High shooting verses coverage on urban gun violence during the same time period.

Whisper

Yi Tang

Opposites

Xin Tong Shi

C:/Quest

William Enders

Whisper

Yi Tang

In this extrovert world, simple chitchat can be challenging for introverts. This project acts as a social assistant helping introverts with small talk during networking events.

Opposites

Xin Tong Shi

A black-and-white puzzle game about duality.

C:/Quest

William Enders

C:/Quest is a meta adventure game that takes place throughout your computer. Players will explore their hard drive and the internet to solve puzzles.

ReFocus

Li Yang

Matrix Pix

Jessica Herzog

Space Co-Operators

Griffin Keller

ReFocus

Li Yang

An meditative experience about focusing and mindfulness.

Matrix Pix

Jessica Herzog

Matrix Pix is a web resource that introduces middle schoolers (ages 11-13) to the math behind an image, using convolution matrices to create customizable image filters. Along the way, a relationship begins to form between the numbers and pixels, which underlines the power and importance of playing with images.

Space Co-Operators

Griffin Keller

An asymmetric collaborative multiplayer game which challenges two players to communicate and problem solve in order to fly a crashed spaceship to safety. Aimed at middle-school students, this game challenges current ideas of education technology by replacing heavily authored experiences with fun tools that position users as producers of creative solutions rather than consumers of information.

Waraira

Luis Huiza

(X)ODUS

Solenne Tadros

Cryptonopoly

Yu-Liang (James) Shih

Waraira

Luis Gerardo Huiza Blanco

Waraira is a game designed to introduce players to Card Battle Games. Players engage in battles against each other using digital creatures, in which they will have to plan and outwit their opponent to win.

(X)ODUS

Solenne Tadros

(x)odus is a project that supports and encourages the rebuilding of lives that have been affected by man-caused displacement. A collaboration between (x)odus and the Collateral Repair Project based in Amman, Jordan, gives Syrian, Palestinian and Iraqi women refugees the opportunity to rebuild their lives by crafting products that have been influenced by their own personal stories and earning the profits collected by (x)odus.

Cryptonopoly

Yu-Liang (James) Shih

Cryptonopoly is a multiplayer cryptocurrency game. It reflects the current state of the crypto economy.