Potential Impacts of Physical Computing in Art Education

Dr. Ryan M. Patton, Assistant Professor of Art Education, Virginia Commonwealth University

Physical computing is an area of digital media uniquely positioned at the junction of computer science, material science, and fine art. Until recently, the ability to create interactive environments would have required a team of specialists along with access to niche hardware and software. Now readily accessible software, microcontrollers, smart materials, and programming strategies are expanding what is achievable for aspiring artist/designers. This talk will discuss potential opportunities and challenges of bringing physical computing into the K-12 curriculum.

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