This studio art course introduces students to strategies for becoming active participants in an increasingly mediated world. From the development of critical listening practices to the creation of 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. IA-0178 (Technology Essentials for Artists) or equivalent recommended but not required.