xintroduction to digital studio fall 2018

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 27 Aug)

topics and homework

  • Tuesday
    • Introductions, Syllabus, set up Blog and Google Drive folder for course.
    • Intro to first area of study: Photoshop
    • what is a digital image
    • HOMEWORK: : Introduction Chapter of New Media Art PDF by Mark Tribe, be prepared to discuss on Wed. with small peer groups
  • Thursday
    • discussion groups - NMA reading
    • intro to first project
    • Images and Resolution - resolution for working, print resolution, web resolution
    • HOMEWORK: if you have not done this yet- set blog and and drive folder (if you haven't done so yet) directions on the class projects page
    • HOMEWORK: get a portable drive, you will be graded, see syllabus for details
    • HOMEWORK: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).
    • 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

links/events

  • The Department of Art is pleased to offer students the opportunity to apply for the Irish Experience Study-Abroad Program for the Summer 2019 semester. Please attend either meeting on September 5th, or 6th, in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, RM240, at 5:00 pm. If you are unable to attend but would like to request information, please contact Nick Croghan at ncroghan@uwf.edu
  • Sept. 13, CASSH Cookout! Thursday, Sept. 13, join for the CASSH Fall 2018 Cookout! From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m,  gather around free food, games, and the UWF CASSH community. Meet the faculty, staff, and students in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • UWF TAG is pleased to present "Accessioned: Selections from TAG's Permanent Collection."This exhibition highlights artwork from the permanent collection by internationally recognized artists, UWF alumni, and recent acquisitions that have not been displayed before publicly. The exhibit will be held August 27 - September 22 at TAG in the CFPA, Building 82. Join for the closing reception September 20, 5-7pm at TAG. Information: ncroghan@uwf.edu or uwf.edu/tag

 

week 02 (week of 3 Sep)

links/events

  • The Department of Art is pleased to offer students the opportunity to apply for the Irish Experience Study-Abroad Program for the Summer 2019 semester. Please attend either meeting on September 5th, or 6th, in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, RM240, at 5:00 pm. If you are unable to attend but would like to request information, please contact Nick Croghan at ncroghan@uwf.edu
  • Sept. 13, CASSH Cookout! Thursday, Sept. 13, join for the CASSH Fall 2018 Cookout! From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m,  gather around free food, games, and the UWF CASSH community. Meet the faculty, staff, and students in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • UWF TAG is pleased to present Accessioned: Selections from TAG's Permanent Collection." This exhibition highlights artwork from the permanent collection by internationally recognized artists, UWF alumni, and recent acquisitions that have not been displayed before publicly. The exhibit will be held August 27 - September 22 at TAG in the CFPA, Building 82. Join for the closing reception September 20, 5-7pm at TAG. Information: ncroghan@uwf.edu or uwf.edu/tag

week 03 (week of 10 Sep)

  • Tues.
    • Discuss the Tzara manifesto and Speed PS
    • introduce animations, demo animation technique
    • export .gif settings
    • HOMEWORK: make 5 animations from scratch. Upload PSD files to Google Drive folder.
    • HOMEWORK: Export GIF animations no longer than 200px on one side and post images on blog and to the to Google Drive folder.
  • Thurs.
    cinemagraph of student typing
    Study Study Study
    • Introduction to the net.art, web art module
    • terribly brief history of the internetz
    • Brackets code IDE
    • roots, organization
    • basic HTML page demo
    • HOMEWORK: make an HTML page that shows your .gifs. Upload a copy of your root folder with all the assets and this page to a folder in your drive.
      Name Folder 'week 3 HTML'
    • HOMEWORK: read/do first ssection of w3schools HTML5 (before Forms)
    • HOMEWORK: finish collages, files due by Tuesday Sept 18th 8 AM.
    • HOMEWORK: Export PNG versions of Project 01 collages. Save with the longest side 500px. Post on Blog before Tuesday the 18th at 8 AM.

links/events

  • Sept. 13, CASSH Cookout! Thursday, Sept. 13, join for the CASSH Fall 2018 Cookout! From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m,  gather around free food, games, and the UWF CASSH community. Meet the faculty, staff, and students in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • TAG is pleased to present Accessioned: Selections from TAG's Permanent Collection."This exhibition highlights artwork from the permanent collection by internationally recognized artists, UWF alumni, and recent acquisitions that have not been displayed before publicly. The exhibit will be held August 27 - September 22 at TAG in the CFPA, Building 82. Join for the closing reception September 20, 5-7pm at TAG. Information: ncroghan@uwf.edu or uwf.edu/tag

week 04 (week of 17 Sep)

  • Tues.
    • Print files due to Thomas by 8AM
    • Introduction to the net.art, web art project
    • root/directory structure
    • HOMEWORK: read: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/9kgx7p/painting-made-with-code-html-pure-css-browser-art-diana-smith
  • Thurs.
    • Group Presentations
    • HOMEWORK: make a webpage.
      • Step one: Make a webpage that includes a minimum of 5 animations. You can use the ones you already created or you can make some new ones as well. Save the HTML file in your root and make sure you put all the assets (a copy of the animations) in the root folder also.
      • Step two: Put a copy of the root folder into your shared drive folder. I recommend that you create a folder that is titled HTML Practice in the root folder, then drop the copy of the root into this additional folder.
    • HOMEWORK: Dig through the Rhizome Net Anthology (https://anthology.rhizome.org/ ), Read about/explore/view at least 4 projects from CHAPTER 1: 1984-1998 (scroll down).
    • Write a blog post on talking about what you have viewed on the Rhizome Net Anthology. What characteristics do you see? What elements of design can you recognize in the 'new media' ; )

links/events

  • TAG is pleased to present Accessioned: Selections from TAG's Permanent Collection."This exhibition highlights artwork from the permanent collection by internationally recognized artists, UWF alumni, and recent acquisitions that have not been displayed before publicly. The exhibit will be held August 27 - September 22 at TAG in the CFPA, Building 82. Join for the closing reception September 20, 5-7pm at TAG. Information: ncroghan@uwf.edu or uwf.edu/tag

week 05 (week of 24 Sep)

catzilla vs godzilla
Breaking News: Odo Island Showdown: Godzilla vs. Kittehzilla. Filezilla is nowhere to be found.
Stolen from: http://riotdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/godzilla_vs_cat4.jpg
  • Tues.
    • trimming print files
    • net.art Prompt
    • more HTML/Brackets - best practices with images.
    • more on W3 Schools (deprecated code and tools)
    • validate! - https://validator.w3.org/
    • CSS
    • FTP - Filezilla download the client
    • URI's (Uniform Resource Indicator)
    • HOMEWORK: net.art project
    • HOMEWORK: get prints trimmed and to Thomas by Thursday morning
  • Thurs
    • HTML Media
    • Studio time to work on net.art project
    • More CSS
    • The INDEX page!
    • Review net.art Project Prompt - ask me anything (about the project)
    • HOMEWORK: essay on readings and lectures. Prompt: Why art on the web is not equal to Web Art. Use an example from the net.art anthology
    • HOMEWORK: create 3 HTML pages with styles that alter colors, fonts, upload pages to FTP server and add links to pages on the blog
    • HOMEWORK: net.art project
    • HOMEWORK: Make a simple page with a looping sound using the Howler javascript plugin. Upload this page and all asset to your web root. Put HTTP link to the noisy page on your blog.

links/events

week 06 (week of 1 Oct)

  • Tues.
    • CSS (internal, external)
    • Studio time for net.art project, One on one appointments with Instructor available
    • HOMEWORK: net.art project
    • HOMEWORK: Post your net.art project URI link to Blog
  • Thurs.
    • using Javascript libraries (add some sounds with HOWLER!)
    • HOMEWORK: net.art project
    • HOMEWORK: Submit your public URI (HTTP) for the net.art project. Due by Oct. 12, 5PM, send a link in an email to tasmuth [AT] uwf [DOT] edu

links/events

week 07 (week of 8 Oct)

  • Tues.
    • Electronics Seminar Lecture and Lab
    • Studio time for net.art project, if time allows
    • HOMEWORK: net.art project
  • Thurs.
    • Studio time for net.art project, one on one appointments with Instructor available
    • HOWLER VIdeos
      https://vimeo.com/293333993 and https://vimeo.com/293335398

      you will need to enter password: javascript2018
    • HOMEWORK: Submit your public URI for the net.art project. Due by Friday 10/12 5PM
    • HOMEWORK: if needed, arrange time to go to Open Lab Hours to finish electronics 'Glow Bug' circuit
    • HOMEWORK: Review a net.art project by one of your colleagues (assigned, survey/form will be provided) Use the form to submit a written review of the assigned net.art project. Save the document in a folder on Google Drive titled 'net.art review'. Upload this to your Google Drive shared folder.  
    • HOMEWORK: Read Art of Fieldwork editorial on Rhizome. Write one paragraph that explores ideas within the article; post this response on the blog.
    • HOMEWORK: Critique form on net.art project. Link coming... (remind me... HA!)

links/events

week 08 (week of 15 Oct)

  • Tues.
    • Electronics Lab rescheduled to this day because of the Hurricane.
    • HOMEWORK: prepare to discuss The Art of Fieldwork editorial
  • Thurs.
    • Brief Introduction to Final Project prompt (Final project due Dec. 10th, 11th)
    • Introduction to Modeling, 3D Printing,
    • Maya, CAD tutorials
    • HOMEWORK: Use methods demonstrated in Maya to box model 3 models, each must have a minimum of 15 faces.
    • Research Based art practice Lecture materials, artist examples
    • HOMEWORK: Write a review of a colleagues net.art project. The assigned web project. You will use this document to review the project. Upload to your Google Drive. Deadline: next Tuesday.
    • HOMEWORK: Read http://edgeeffects.net/read-landscape/ Write one paragraph that explores ideas within the article; post this response on the blog.
    • HOMEWORK: Prepare for library research day. Write a list: 10 things to study on the UWF campuses. Post it on the blog.
    • HOMEWORK: Work on modeling/electronics project, select a model from HW to refine or create a new one for formal project review. Remember to sculpt so that the LEDs at least can go into 3D print of model.

links/events

week 09 (week of 22 Oct)

  • Tues.
    • LIBRARY DAY
    • Critique: net.art project
    • discuss Art of Fieldwork editorial
    • Introduction to Final Project prompt (Final project due Dec. 10th, 11th)
    • HOMEWORK: Develop three (3) refined questions/statements that could be the basis of your research based final project. Apply ideas from the Edge Effects essay, Rhizome editorial, and library seminar. Post on Blog.
    • HOMEWORK: Work on CAD and electronics project
  • Thurs.
    • Demo in Maya
    • Studio time for Modeling
    • Link for box modeling video tutorial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdVBx1gpJwQ
    • HOMEWORK: sign up for time to review final project plan with instructor next week
    • HOMEWORK: start research for seven words/seven graphics
    • HOMEWORK: CAD model due by Thurs. Nov 1 for printing, submission directions in class
    • Video on adding license to Maya https://youtu.be/naqln3PVN5s

links/events

week 10 (week of 29 Oct)

  • Tuesday
    • Review Research method and plan with instructor by appointment
    • Studio time for Modeling
    • HOMEWORK: Work on Final Project, Review of plan with peers (seven words/seven graphics) is due next week
    • HOMEWORK: keep working and starting to finish modeling/electronics project, CAD model is due this Thurs. for printing (due for printing on Nov 1, submission directions in class)
  • Thursday
    • Critiques on a handfull of the net.art projects
    • CAD model due Thurs. (today) for printing, submission directions in class
    • Review Research method and plan with instructor by appointment
    • HOMEWORK: Work on Final Project Presentation/review of plan (seven words/seven graphics with peers is next week
    • HOMEWORK: plan time to do clean up/finishing on modeling/electronics project (due by the end of class Thursday 11/15)

links/events

week 11 (week of 5 Nov)

  • Tuesday
    • Review of Final Project plan - 5 minute presentation to peers (Seven Words, Seven Graphics)
    • Continue critique on net.art projects
    • Whatever is left: Studio Day for Research Based Practice (Final) Project
    • Collect 3D Print of model to finish the CAD/electronics project
    • HOMEWORK: Work on Final Project
    • HOMEWORK: prepare modeling/electronics project for delivery (due by the end of class Thursday 11/15)
  • Wednesday
    • Review of Final Project plan - - 5 minute presentation to peers continued if needed
    • Studio Day for Research Based Practice (Final) Project, appointments available with Thomas
    • Collect 3D Print of model to finish the CAD/electronics project
    • HOMEWORK: Work on Research Based Practice Final Project
    • HOMEWORK: prepare modeling/electronics project for delivery (due by the end of class Thursday 11/15)

links/events

week 12 (week of 12 Nov)

although it will not effect this course, please note: campus is closed on MONDAY for Veteran's Day (12 Nov)

  • Tuesday and Thursday
    • modeling/electronics project due by the end of class Thursday 11/15
    • Studio Day for Research Based Practice (Final) Project, appointments available with Thomas
    • HOMEWORK: Research Based Practice (Final) Project

links/events

week 13 (week of 19 Nov)

THANKSGIVING WEEK - PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL SCHEDULE ATTENDANCE OPTIONAL

  • Tuesday
    • Optional Seminar on Extra Credit
    • Open Studio for Research Based Practices Project
  • Thursday Class is cancelled
  • HOMEWORK: Work on Research Based Practice (Final) Project

LINKS/EVENTS

week 14 (week of 26 Nov)

  • Tuesday
    • Critique on Modeling/electronics project
    • Open Studio for Research Based Practice (Final) Project
  • Thursday
    • Open Studio for Research Based Practice (Final) Project Appointments to meet with Thomas available
    • HOMEWORK: Work on Final Project

LINKS/EVENTS

week 15 DEAD WEEK (week of 3 Dec)

  • Tuesday, Thursday
    • Open Studio forResearch Based Practice (Final) Project
    • Appointments to meet with Thomas available
    • Semester Extra Credit due by Friday 12noon
    • Projects resubmisssions due by Friday 12noon
    • HOMEWORK: RESEARCH BASED PRACTICE PROJECT IS DUE TUESDAY

week 16

FINAL REVIEWS
11 DEC @ 8AM

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