MW 9:30-11:20 Fremont Studio (directions)
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 analyse 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 ten-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.
Office Hours - MW 11:30-12:20
Teaching Assistant - Shih-Wei Lo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 an arduino and any of the sensors, tools, 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 do a small project each weekend between Wednesday class and Monday morning. These prompts will incorporate material learned during the week. We will have abbreviated discussions of these works on Monday mornings. They will be graded on completion rather than given a point value. Together, the prompt responses will account for 50% of your grade.
The Mid-Term and Final project account for the other 50% of your grade.
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:
Weekly Assignments: 50% (completion only)
Midterm Project: 20%
Final Project: 30%
Students have access to the DXARTS Sensing and Control Laboratory according to the following lab policies: