introduction to digital studio spring 2017

This page will track our goals and work to the calendar. As instructor, I reserve the right to make adjustments to the calendar to improve our experience this term. Any changes will be thoroughly communicated during class and posted here within.

week 01 (week of 28 Aug)

topics

  • Introductions, Syllabus, set up Blog and Google Drive folder for course.
  • File types/Saving native files and exporting
  • Intro to first area of study: Photoshop
  • Images and Resolution - resolution for working, print resolution, web resolution

homework

The general rule is that anything assigned this week is due before classes begin the following week.

  • set blog and and drive folder directions on the class projects page
  • get a portable drive, you will be graded, see syllabus for details
  • read the New Media Art wikipedia entry and Introduction Chapter of New Media Art PDF by Mark Tribe. Write a 500 word essay in response to the readings. Respond to this prompt: How is New Media both inclusive and exclusive of the traditional media?
    Please look here for details to the essay requirements. To turn in: Please use your essay to make a post on your newly minted blog (first post). Put a copy in your Google drive too (please make a week 1 folder).
  • Watch Compositing Videos Compositing One    Compositing Two  Compositing Tres  Compositing Four
  • Assemble a "library" of images at least 300ppi (minimum 10, up to 20 images). Use the images from this library to make 3 practice photomontages. Photomontages must use these settings: RGB-8, 8 x 8 inches, 300ppi. Put library and the 3 Photoshop docs (.PSD) in your Week 1 folder on Google Drive.
  • Second blog post. Export photomontages as jpegs at 500px x 500px, Quality 60. Please make a blog post with these exports.
  • Third blog post- Write a post on your ideas for the Photomontage formal project

Note: NO CLASS/CAMPUS CLOSED MONDAY per LABOR DAY, extended homework due on Wed. 6 September

links/events

The Art Gallery (TAG) at UWF presents
Ars Musae: An Open Studio Summer Residency and Exhibition by Marzia Ransom July 16th – September 7th, 2017

Closing Reception and Artist Lecture: September 7th, 5-8pm
Open Studio Hours every Wednesday and Saturday, 1-3pm

Da Vinci Innovation Celebration - Call for Submissions: the first Da Vinci Innovation Celebration, where UWF students can showcase their innovative ideas for a chance to win cash prizes. Submit your application by September 21. Visit the Center for Entrepreneurship website for more information.

week 02 (week of 4 Sep)

Note: NO CLASS/CAMPUS CLOSED MONDAY per LABOR DAY, extended homework due on Wed. 6 September

topics

  • NMA Lecture, group exercise
  • PHOTOMONTAGES, PS demos
  • present storage

homework

links/events

  • The Art Gallery (TAG) at UWF presents
    Ars Musae: An Open Studio Summer Residency and Exhibition by Marzia Ransom July 16th – September 7th, 2017

    Closing Reception and Artist Lecture: September 7th, 5-8pm
    Open Studio Hours every Wednesday and Saturday, 1-3pm
  • Da Vinci Innovation Celebration - Call for Submissions: the first Da Vinci Innovation Celebration, where UWF students can showcase their innovative ideas for a chance to win cash prizes. Submit your application by September 21. Visit the Center for Entrepreneurship website for more information.

week 03 (week of 11 Sep)

IRMA vacations, no Monday session

topics

  • PHOTOMONTAGES
  • Lecture on the Tyranny of Images
  • Speed PS/assign group project topics

homework

  • work on PHOTOMONTAGE project
  • Make a post on the blog. Reflect on the work you are doing on the PHOTOMONTAGE project. Include images, NO PUNY POSTS!

links/events

  • The Art Gallery (TAG) at UWF presents
    Irish Experience Exhibition September 15th – October 7th, 2017
    Opening Reception 9/15 5-7pm
  • Da Vinci Innovation Celebration - Call for Submissions: the first Da Vinci Innovation Celebration, where UWF students can showcase their innovative ideas for a chance to win cash prizes. Submit your application by September 21. Visit the Center for Entrepreneurship website for more information.

week 04 (week of 18 Sep)

topics

  • working on PHOTOMONTAGES
  • Studio time as work allows.
  • intro HTML/net.art

homework

links/events

  • The Art Gallery (TAG) at UWF presents
    Irish Experience Exhibition September 15th – October 7th, 2017
    Opening Reception 9/15 5-7pm
  • Da Vinci Innovation Celebration - Call for Submissions: the first Da Vinci Innovation Celebration, where UWF students can showcase their innovative ideas for a chance to win cash prizes. Submit your application by September 21. Visit the Center for Entrepreneurship website for more information.

week 05 (week of 25 Sep)

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topics

  • critique PHOTOMONTAGES - Chimeras
  • Ps - Animations
  • discuss .gif articles
  • HTML/net.art cont.
  • look at Ps - Animations
  • FTP - Filezilla

homework

  • Make 6 animations, post native working files(.psd) files on drive (please make a week 4 folder), upload/post .gif exports to blog

links/events

  • The Art Gallery (TAG) at UWF presents
    Irish Experience Exhibition September 15th – October 7th, 2017
    Opening Reception 9/15 5-7pm
catzilla vs godzilla
Coming to Theaters This Summer: Godzilla vs. Kittehzilla

week 06 (week of 2 Oct)

topics

  • HTML/net.art
  • Presentation Group 1

homework

  • HTML practice pages. Create subdirectory with 3 pages in HTML (subject is your choice). Use text, styles, color, fonts, images, and anchors. Link all pages so they create a small group of pages.
    1. Upload a copy of this directory folder to the Google drive into a week 6 homework folder.
  • Make a reflection post on the blog. See Projects page.
  • Do the HTML tutorials on W3schools

links/events

  • The Art Gallery (TAG) at UWF presents
    Irish Experience Exhibition September 15th – October 7th, 2017
    Opening Reception 9/15 5-7pm

week 07 (week of 9 Oct)

topics

  • FTP
  • HTML/net.art
  • Presentation Group 2

homework

  • uplload your directoryfrom last week on the server
  • HTML/net.art site map/storyboards (details in class)- upload a copy to Google Drive week 7 homework folder. Export a jpg and post on your blog.
  • Make a week 7 reflection post on the blog.

links/events

  • The Art Gallery (TAG) at UWF presents
    Re Source Faculty Exhibition 10/19 - 11/18
    Opening Reception 10/19 5-7pm

week 08 (week of 16 Oct)

topics

  • HTML/net.art
  • introduction to 3D MODELING
  • group 3 Presentation
  • trade index page addresses

homework

  • HTML/net.art Critique Next Week
  • Trade URLs
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    will review the work of

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links/events

  • The Art Gallery (TAG) at UWF presents
    Re Source Faculty Exhibition 10/19 - 11/18
    Opening Reception 10/19 5-7pm

week 09 (week of 23 Oct)

topics

  • Critique on net.art
  • 3D MODELING

homework

links/events

  • The Art Gallery (TAG) at UWF presents
    Re Source Faculty Exhibition 10/19 - 11/18
    Opening Reception 10/19 5-7pm

week 10 (week of 30 Oct)

topics

  • 3D MODELING
  • group 4 report
  • intro to RESEARCH BASED PRACTICE PROJECT
  • NOV. 1st Mandatory LIBRARY DAY - RESEARCH BASED PRACTICE PROJECT - Sky Lab (2PM Fifth floor, Pace Library)

homework

  • 3D MODELING - Finish up
  • Reflection post on

links/events

  • The Art Gallery (TAG) at UWF presents
    Re Source Faculty Exhibition 10/19 - 11/18
    Opening Reception 10/19 5-7pm

week 11 (week of 6 Nov)

although it will not effect this course, please note: campus is closed on Friday for Veteran's Day (10 Nov)

topics

  • 3D MODELING
  • group 5 report
  • RESEARCH BASED PRACTICE PROJECT - methodology and work plan discussion

homework

  • 3D MODELING Critique next week
  • methodology and work plan due next week - RESEARCH BASED PRACTICE PROJECT

links/events

  • The Art Gallery (TAG) at UWF presents
    Re Source Faculty Exhibition 10/19 - 11/18
    Opening Reception 10/19 5-7pm

week 12 (week of 13 Nov)

topics

  • Critique on 3D modeling
  • RESEARCH BASED PRACTICE PROJECT - methodology and work plan presented in class on WEDNESDAY

homework

  • RESEARCH BASED PRACTICE PROJECT

links/events

  • The Art Gallery (TAG) at UWF presents
    Re Source Faculty Exhibition 10/19 - 11/18
    Opening Reception 10/19 5-7pm

week 13 (week of 20 Nov)

THANKSGIVING WEEK - PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL SCHEDULE ATTENDANCE OPTIONAL

  • Optional Monday Seminar on Extra Credit
  • Online Assignment Announced by Email

homework

  • RESEARCH BASED PRACTICE PROJECT

LINKS/EVENTS

  • The Art Gallery (TAG) at UWF presents
    Fall SynThesis 11/30 - 12/16
    Opening Reception 11/30 5-7pm

week 14 (week of 27 Nov)

  • RESEARCH BASED PRACTICE PROJECT - STUDIO TIME
  • THOMAS AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT

homework

  • RESEARCH BASED PRACTICE PROJECT

LINKS/EVENTS

  • The Art Gallery (TAG) at UWF presents
    Fall SynThesis 11/30 - 12/16
    Opening Reception 11/30 5-7pm

week 15 DEAD WEEK (week of 4 Dec)

  • RESEARCH BASED PRACTICE PROJECT - STUDIO TIME
  • THOMAS AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT

homework

  • RESEARCH BASED PRACTICE PROJECT
  • EXTRA CREDIT & MAKEUP WORK DUE 11 DEC 2017
  • The Art Gallery (TAG) at UWF presents
    Fall SynThesis 11/30 - 12/16
    Opening Reception 11/30 5-7pm

week 16

FINAL REVIEWS
TBA WEEK OF 11 DEC

  • EXTRA CREDIT & MAKEUP WORK DUE 11 DEC 2017
  • PICKUP ANY FINAL WORK 14 -15 DEC 2017 - LOOK OUTSIDE MY OFFICE