The Research Groups are a unique aspect of the DANM experience. They provide a context for students to learn collaborative and practical research methodologies, while participating in a professional-level research project. These faculty-led studios are taken as couses in addition to the DANM core curriculum in Year 1. When applying to DANM, students identify their top two choices among the areas of DANM research. Research group faculty leaders select applicants for admission to DANM and serve as their primary mentors.
There are several approaches to collaboration in DANM's research project groups:
• The group leader may use the overarching project model and integrate individuals into their research, assigning tasks with a specific outcome in mind, potentially taking the piece into the world with each participant receiving credit.
• The leader may have an overarching theme for the group and individuals may contribute unique pieces of their own devising; the work of the group may travel out into the world together.
• The group members may critique each other's work but each individual pursues their own research. Groups exhibitions, performances, publications, etc. are optional.
2020 - 2021
2019 - 2020
Winter - Fall 2019
Winter - Fall 2018
Winter - Fall 2017
Winter - Fall 2016
Mechatronics: The Role of Sound in Integrating Art, Science, and the Environment
Participatory Culture: the public record: expanded documentary, activism as affectivism
Performative Technologies: Odyssey 2016
Playable Media: Experimental Play 2016
Winter - Fall 2015
Winter - Fall 2014
Mechatronics: openLab: art+science research
Participatory Culture: public record : the documentary and politics research group
Participatory Culture: the force majeure
Performative Technologies: birth of stars
Playable Media: experimental play
Winter - Fall 2013
Mechatronics: OpenLab: Tangible User Interfaces for Interactive Art, Design, and Performance
Participatory Culture: The Force Majeure
Participatory Culture: Art and Globalization
Performative Technologies: The Gynt Project
Playable Media: Experimental Play
Winter - Fall 2012
Mechatronics: Innovation and Design for the Living Laboratory
Participatory Culture: Collaborative Artmaking from a Whole Systems Perspective
Performative Technologies: Designing and creating a media-rich interactive environment for theatrical or gallery showing
Playable Media: Playable Fictions