Stephen Cooke

Senior Academic Technologist

Stephen Cooke is an interdisciplinary artist and technologist originally from Bath, England. He has worked in Digital + Media since 2009 and is deeply committed to helping emerging artists thoughtfully introduce technology into their work. Cooke’s work engages with technologies of discovery and destruction as well as the interplay of technology, art, culture and education. His research focuses on surveillance, autonomy and such systems of exploration and investigation as astronomical observation. He is well versed in a wide range of systems of making, materials and fabrication – analog and digital – including CNC milling and laser cutting.

Courses

Fall 2024 Courses

DM 7100-01 - DM GRADUATE STUDIO/SEMINAR 1
Level Graduate
Unit Digital + Media
Subject Digital + Media
Period Fall 2024
Credits 9
Format Combination
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

DM 7100-01

DM GRADUATE STUDIO/SEMINAR 1

Level Graduate
Unit Digital + Media
Subject Digital + Media
Period Fall 2024
Credits 9
Format Combination
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-09-04 to 2024-12-11
Times: TH | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; T | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Instructor(s): Leah Beeferman, Mattia Casalegno, Stephen Cooke Location(s): Center for Integrative Technologies, Room 402 Enrolled / Capacity: 15 Status: Closed

SECTION DESCRIPTION

This combined studio and seminar forum for Digital + Media first year students supports the exploration of theoretical, social, material, technical and contextual research and concerns in new media arts practices during the first semester of the D+M MFA program at RISD. Students are introduced to a core set of methodologies and technologies from basic electronics, programming and interaction design to installation, and are encouraged to break comfort zones through experimentation. Students conceptualize and discuss their work and ongoing practice. The course is a mix of group discussions, individual meetings, required lecture and workshop series, and group critiques. The technical workshops are opportunities for students to experiment and test out aspects of their research in order to develop a sound practice. Guest lecturers and visiting critics may join during other portions of the class time on occasion.

Estimated Cost of Materials: $100.00 - $300.00

Majors are pre-registered for this course by the department. Enrollment is limited to Digital + Media Students.


Major Requirement | MFA Digital + Media