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Course Information for January 2018

Time: MTR 9am-noon, 1-3pm
Place: Davis 301/102/101/122/117

Instructor Information

Prof. Bruce A. Maxwell
Office: Davis 112
Phone: 859-5854
AIM: brucemaxwell@mac.com

Office hours: Knock

Course Description

Digital forms of text, sound, images, and video enable rapid communication and manipulation of large amounts of information. Digital sensors provide easy access to information about the environment. Connecting sensors with digital media enables the creation of artistic installations with dynamic narratives that respond to a user's actions. Students will learn to manipulate digital media and collect sensor data using both applications and their own computer programs. By combining the two, they will create their own artistic installation and demonstrate it at the end of the term.


Each Thursday afternoon, each group will present an update on their work so far (pink items). At the end of January, half of the installations will live demo on Wednesday (group A) and half will demo on Thursday (group B).

Week Monday Wednesday Thursday
1 Introduction to Interactive Art
Group Exercises
Critiquing Interactive Art
Group Exercises
Concept Pitches
P1: Group Formation
2 Sound Tutorial
Image Tutorial
Group work
Group Work Group Work
P2: Key Sensing and Output
3 Group Work Group Work Group Work
P3: Interaction Rules
4 Group Work Live Demo! (A) Live Demo! (B)

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