Studio Brief

Ryan Ferguson

Play is a fundamental part of our human experience, particularly as we grow up. It helps to shape our identities, build confidence, and establish critical peer negotiation and problem-solving skills. The current era of social isolation has deprived many children of these formative experiences and has led to an overreliance on screen-based interaction to facilitate social connection and virtual play. 

This studio will give students the opportunity to reimagine gaming and virtual play experiences through the lens of IoT technology. Using Wi-Fi enabled devices and basic electronic components, students will design, fabricate, manipulate, and subvert, rule based and open ended games. These games could be cooperative, where each player works towards a common goal while overcoming obstacles along the way.