AA.MEDIA

Architectural Association
Media Studies


AA MEDIA is an experimental testing ground for exploring and interrogating the tools of the discipline – tools with which we speculate, manipulate and play; compute, control and test; communicate, seduce, and provoke.

Acting as both training camp and laboratory, it is a diverse, multidisciplinary program where unexpected collisions and obsessive attention to detail expose a rich seam of creative potential. Media Studies presents an opportunity to develop individual practice, where students hone their dexterity with established and progressive media, actively testing modes of production through focused acts of doing and making.



CONTACT:

Kate Davies
Head of Media Studies
Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu
Lab Coordinator

AA MEDIA
Architectural Association
School of Architecture
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES

+44 (0)20 7887 4000
@AAMediaLab

LAB

OPEN CLASSES
DIGITAL APPLICATIONS



Image: Alessandro Capozzo

Students from across the school are encouraged to enroll in Media Studies Lab courses to further their knowledge in a range of prominent digital applications. All courses are open to full-time AA students only, from all years of study, but not applicable for "year out" students.
The format for MS-Lab courses is structured around intense introductory one-day workshops of approximately 5-6 hours. In contrast to studio-based MS-Core courses, MS-Lab courses are not marked and are not a formal requirement for any students. They have been established as an accessible means for students to quickly gain technical knowledge in common applications that may not be offered elsewhere in their education or as a means of reinforcing existing technical knowledge. Courses will cover applications focusing on imaging and visualization, 3D modeling, automated computation, CAD and CAM operations, and physical simulation.


2017/18 COURSES

AA Media Lab courses consist of independent one-day courses.
All MS-Lab courses take place either on a Monday or Saturday.

Unless otherwise stated below, courses take place in No. 39 First Floor Front and students wishing to participate may simply show up to the course at the outlined time and room. Enrolment capacity will be established on a first-come basis.


TERM 1
The following courses will be on offer for the Autumn Term:



RENDERING 1
Matej Hosek
Thursday November 9th, 2-5pm,
No. 39 First Floor Front, Computer Lab
A) Introduction to Vray 3.0 for Rhino - basic settings and principles, explanation of render elements.
B) Photoshop - utilization of render elements, basics of masking, blending modes.
To guarantee a place simply turn up on the day. Registration on a first come first served basis.

PROCESSING 1: FUNDAMENTALS
Mattia Santi & Francesca Silvi
Saturday November 11th, 10-5pm,
No. 39 First Floor Front, Computer Lab
To guarantee a place simply turn up on the day. Registration on a first come, first served basis.

GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR ARCHITECTS 1
Nasios Varnavas
Sunday November 12th, 10-5pm,
No. 39 First Floor Front, Computer Lab
To guarantee a place simply turn up on the day. Registration on a first come, first served basis.

RENDERING 2
Matej Hosek
Thursday November 16th, 2-5pm,
No. 39 First Floor Front, Computer Lab
A) Vray - camera setup and composition, light and mood setup, frame buffer postprocess.
B) Photoshop - basic color correction and balance of the rendered image.
To guarantee a place simply turn up on the day. Registration on a first come first served basis.

RENDERING 3
Matej Hosek
Thursday November 23rd, 2-5pm,
No. 39 First Floor Front, Computer Lab
A) Vray - Use of the material library, custom material creation.
B) Photoshop - how to create seamless textures.
To guarantee a place simply turn up on the day. Registration on a first come first served basis.

GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR ARCHITECTS 2
Nasios Varnavas
Saturday November 25th, 10-5pm,
No. 39 First Floor Front, Computer Lab
To guarantee a place simply turn up on the day. Registration on a first come, first served basis.

RENDERING 4
Matej Hosek
Thursday November 30th, 2-5pm,
No. 39 First Floor Front, Computer Lab
A) Vray - final image rendering, vray clipper plane for sections.
B) Photoshop - final image postprocessing, 2D animation.
To guarantee a place simply turn up on the day. Registration on a first come first served basis.

3D SCANNING 1
Thomas Pearce
Saturday December 2nd, 10-5pm,
No. 39 First Floor Front, Computer Lab
To guarantee a place simply turn up on the day. Registration on a first come, first served basis.

PROCESSING 2: AGENTS BASED SYSTEMS
Mattia Santi & Francesca Silvi
Saturday December 2nd, 10-5pm,
Room 32FFF
To guarantee a place simply turn up on the day. Registration on a first come, first served basis.




TERM 2
The following courses will be on offer for the Winter Term:



PROCESSING 3: INTRODUCTION TO NEURAL NETWORKS
Mattia Santi & Francesca Silvi
Saturday February 10th, 10-5pm,
No. 39 First Floor Front, Computer Lab
To guarantee a place simply turn up on the day. Registration on a first come, first served basis.



Further courses TO BE ANNOUNCED throughout the term both on this page and on Twitter @AAMediaLab as they are confirmed.