In this intensive studio course, students will be introduced to strategies for becoming active participants in an increasingly mediated world. From the development of critical listening practices to the creation of site-specific audio/visual works that respond to the physical and institutional contexts in which they are created, students will be challenged to navigate their environment as active participants. Skill-building exercises will be focused on programming practices for embedded and mobile devices, as well as the development of an acute awareness of one's environment from a cross-disciplinary perspective. The class will culminate in the creation of a site-specific installation or performance operating on multiple planes of engagement. Prerequisite: IA-0178 (Technology Essentials for Artists) or equivalent.