The Transvergent Research Group, or TRG, for short, consists of a growing community of like minds focused on exploring the concept of Transvergence and working in or with the transLAB. It consists of present PhD candidates working with directly with Marcos Novak, MAT students interested in Transvergence and the transLAB mission, and an extended international community of collaborators and friends.
261A – Transvergence Seminar I
261B – Transvergence Studio I
261C – Transvergence Seminar II
261D – Transvergence Studio II
261E – Transvergence Projects
Transvergence Seminar I – 261A (4 Credits)
Demonstrated experience and accomplishment in creative and analytical fields; programming; interactive media; 3D computer graphics; geometry and trigonometry; physics; art/architecture/music/design; theory and criticism. Concurrent enrollment in Transvergence Studio I (261B) is strongly recommended. Artistic, philosophical, scientific, and technical foundations of transdisciplinarity, transmodality, and Transvergence. New conceptions of actual, virtual, and informational space and form. TransEuclidean geometry, from Gauss to present. Emergence and immanence in algorithmic poetics and information aesthetics. Models of physical, biological, and social complex systems. Worldmaking and epistemology.
Transvergence Studio I – 261B (4 Credits)
Demonstrated synthetic and analytical ability; programming; media. Project-driven studio (with articulated discourse component). Concurrent enrollment in Transvergence Seminar I (261A) is strongly recommended.
Transvergence Seminar II – 261C (4 Credits)
Demonstrated synthetic and analytical ability; programming; media Discourse-driven seminar (with implemented art/research component). Concurrent enrollment in Transvergence Studio II (261D) is strongly recommended. Introduction to Transmodal Continuum. n-dimensional conceptions of space (and form) after Riemann. Scalar, vector, and tensor fields and beyond. Digital, physical, biological, and neurophysiological considerations in the poetics of the very small. Models of morphogenetic and evolutionary developmental emergence. Worldmaking and ontology.
Transvergence Studio II – 261D (4 Credits)
Demonstrated synthetic and analytical ability; programming; media Project-driven studio (with articulated discourse component). Concurrent enrollment in Transvergence Seminar II (261C) is strongly recommended. TransArchitectures: The Pantopicon, Habitable Cinema, and Invisible Architectures. Multi-agent systems: Implementation of morphogenetic and developmental models of emergence. Design and implementation of everted virtual environments and eversive Worldmaking. Locative Worldmaking: linking locative media, online worlds, tracked/sensed space, and eversive virtual environments.
Transvergence Projects – 261E (4 Credits)
Demonstrated synthetic and analytical ability; programming; media. Advanced projects course fusing all modalities of transvergence into implemented works embodying the Transmodal Continuum. Physical Worldmaking: addition of physical computing, spatial sensing, and digital fabrication to immersive, eversive, and locative Worldmaking. Worldmaking and phenomenology.