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Monday, August 31

Barney,Don,North: Introduction to the class

* Delineation of the 3 areas of concentration / departure

* Expectations: Assignments and show

* Possible strategies and models

Barney: Computers and the Hybrid Lab

Don: Power & Control and Electro Safety

North: Fabricating Electromechanical devices

Wednesday, September 2

History of interactive art

Monday, September 7,

Labor Day—legal holiday

Wednesday, September 9

Exquisite Corpse Augmention

Wiki Homework and  wiki response to Lockhart and Multimedia : From Wagner to Virtual Reality Due

Friday, September 11, 4-6 pm


16 Arkansas Street at 16th

Studio F Courtyard

Monday, September 14

Autopsy notes with questions for your future self

Tuesday, September 15th

Arthur Ganson visits. 7-10 pm in the classroom.

This is a chance to meet with one of the most respected and accomplished artists in the world working with kinetics and automata.  He is a very generous person who delights in engaging at all levels of discussion around all the themes with which we are engaged with during our semester's work together.  Please try to come to this event if at all possible.

Wednesday, September 16

Post to your wiki all materials for your Artist presentation.

Each student will be expected to show a work by some artists or group that they can justify as relevant and compelling.



Monday, September 21

Intro to Max

Wednesday, September 23

Max: Logic

Monday, September 28

MakeBoard, Output

Wednesday, September 30


Monday, October 5


Wednesday, October 7

Designing for Motion

Monday, October 12

Sensing and measurement

Active Sernsors

     Infrared ranging

          3-40cm distance

          15-150cm distance

     Hall Effect Magnetic field

          Allegro A1321

Wednesday, October 14

Max+MakeBoard: Input, smoothing and filters

Monday, October 19

Random Motion Assignments


Identify and bring in for a class presentation something that moves unpredictably - it can be mechanical, a household object, fabricated or found. Don't forget heat rises, light is very fast and gravity tends to make things fall. One caveat however, this project should be a combination, collage or construction of multiple components. For instance, a toy or a balloon in and of itself would not suffice, but an interaction between the two would.


“Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin”

   John von Neumann





Definition of Randomness R1: A random finite binary string is one that cannot be compressed into a program smaller than itself,

   that is, that is not the unique output of a program without any input, a program whose size in bits is smaller than the size in bits of its output.

Definition of Randomness R2: A random n-bit string is one that has maximum or near maximum complexity.

   In other words, an n-bit string is random if its complexity is approximately equal to the maximum complexity of any n-bit string.

Wednesday, October 21

Final Project Consultations

Please follow Final Project Proposal Guidelines.

     1. 7:20 Conner

     2. 7:35 Ben

     3. 7:50 ANdrew

     4. 8:05 Jason

     5. 8:20 Erica

     - 8:35 break

     6. 9:00 Blaz

     7. 9:15 maria

     8. 9:30 Dustin

     9. 9:45 Kirby

Monday, October 26

Final Project Consultations

Please follow Final Project Proposal Guidelines.

     1. 7:20 Roxy

     2. 7:35 Naomi

     3. 7:50 Shendra

     4. 8:05 Sunday

     5. 8:20 Ted    

     - 8:35 break

     6. 9:00 Alan

     7. 9:15 Joel

     8. 9:30 Katy

     9. 9:45 Luke


Wednesday, October 28

In class project presentations

Monday, November 2

Max/Jitter: Video tracking

Wednesday, November 4

MAX/MSP: Sound

Monday, November 9

Materials and Fabrication

Planning to learn and invent (a tinkerers model)

Wednesday, November 11

Materials and Fabrication

Introduction to the metal shop and other scary tools

(after midnight: download demo version of Max/MSP 

Monday, November 16


Wednesday, November 18


Monday, November 23


Wednesday, November 25


Monday, November 30


Wednesday, December 2


Bring  your working piece to present to the class.

Monday, December 7


Wednesday, December 9


Friday, December 11



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