Raitt Hall, Room 105
DXARTS 470 is a studio course focused on the development of innovative processes and techniques for real-time I/O, communication and control within the context of contemporary experimental art practice. The course covers real-time systems programming and basic digital / analog electronics, and looks to locate these techniques within a wider aesthetic framework and historical tradition. In building a critical language with which to analyze relationships between real and virtual, static and mobile, local and remote, online and offline, students are encouraged to implement new tools, new systems and new presentational scenarios for performance, art installations, and other digital arts applications.
An intensive four-week course, we will cover basic techniques early-on and reinforce them through extensive hands-on work, availing ourselves of pre-packaged hardware, software, and rapid-prototyping tools.
TA - Inmi Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Office Hours - MW 5PM-6PM or by appointment
We have purchased most of these parts for in class use. You will need to return them at the end of the term. I would suggest that you purchase any of the tools, sensors, etc., for personal use if you intend to continue with this sort of work.
Alternate suppliers exist for many of these parts (Adafruit, Sparkfun, Digikey, and others all stock common Arduino things), check with us if you are ordering from a different supplier.
You will make 2 weekend projects (2nd and 3rd week of the course) between Thursday class and Monday morning. The prompts for these projects will incorporate material learned during the week. We will have critiques of these projects in Monday classes.
At the end of the course you'll create a final project, which will incorporate both aesthetic and technical material learned in class. The final project will be due on the last day of class.
Grading of all assignments will be based upon the quality of concept, experimentation, work ethic and realization.
The overall class grade will be broken down between weekly projects and a final project:
2 weekend projects: 30%
Final project: 45%
Students have 24/7 access to the 105 lab in Raitt hall according to the following lab policies: