Tech of Poetic Objects

Technology of Poetic Objects (ToPo) is a class offered in the School of Industrial Design at Georgia Tech. The class explores the design and prototyping of poetic objects, that spark a range of emotional and intellectual responses through the means of interaction. Students will engage with hands-on projects and gain advanced knowledge and skills in implementing interactive hardware and software systems. The key capstone goal for students in the course is public exhibition of projects. Towards that, students will work on projects from all levels of production including problem definition, narrative design, concepting, technical validation, experience prototyping and development. The theme of the class will emphasize state-of-the-art technology and societal impacts they may bring; these include but are not limited to the topics of discrimination, ability and disability, environmental change, and privacy and surveillance.