Participation 10 points
Your participation in the class: labs, quizzes, demonstrations, discussions, critiques, or any other events or small assignments that we do during the semester. Here are the first two specific tasks that will be included in this grade:
Setup a Blog
Students will maintain a blog as a sketchbook and public portfolio for the work.
- Login to your UWF gmail account, navigate to the BLOGGER link, and start a blog exclusively for the materials in this course.
- You may name the blog whatever you wish
- you must use the Simple Template (you may customize colors, backgrounds, etc.)
- email the link to the instructor
Set up Google Drive SHARED FOLDER
This semester I would like you to turn in certain materials using Google Drive. You will log-in to your account and set up a shared folder with me.
- Create a new shared folder in Google Drive.
- Name with these conventions: lastnamefirstinitial _dmm_fall15
e.g. Joe Smith will make a folder named smithj_dmm_fall15
- Share this folder with instructor. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Use the message option to notify instructor that the folder is up.
- Still confused on how to share? See this page.
Other assignments that will be counted, * denotes high value assignment
- Hello World Post on Blog
- Screenshots from CAD Experiments first week
- Papercraft Documentation Post
- FDM Documentation Post
- Cardboardrcraft Documentation Post
- Foam Object Documentation Post
- Derive Post
- Project 01 Proposal*
- Documentation Post Project 01
- Project 02 Proposal*
- Documentation Post Project 02
- Critique Participation
Assignment: Reading & Responses 10points
You are required to read assigned texts and write responses to the material
- Reading responses should be short form between 300 to 1000 original words. You may quote from the article but, quotes are not to be counted toward word count. Identify and analyze key issues in the text. Students who simply summarize the reading will not receive credit for the entry.
BLAGH (blog) Entries 10 points
- Essentially this is your sketchbook. A weekly assignment to cover the week’s lessons and additional blog entries are required to complete for this course.
- The expectation is that you will keep a regular diaristic account of your work, our workshops, notes, proposals,and media documenting all of your work.
- Provide extensive documentation of all projects. This will be you portfolio for the semester.
- You are required to use Blogger with the simple template(unless instructor permission is given). Please make a blog unique to our course and email the address to the instructor. Images, videos, and audio need to be high quality to demonstrate your craftsmanship and focus.
Please note: Copies of the media created in this course: CAD files, images, video etc. will be turned through a dropbox also, this doesn't replace the blog entries.
artist presentation 10 points
- Students will give a presentation in class on an artist or collaborative group working with digital fabrication, 3d modeling, CAD, etc. Due date weeks 10 and 11. Presentations may be done as a slideshow, PDF, or other document. Post this on the blog. No time based media over 4 min. in length. Extra points for a funny hat that you print yourself.
|14||Joseph Malloch and Ian Hattwick||Kristen|
|16||David Van Ness||John|
training assignments 10 points for the semester
The objective of all the training assignments in this course to to give students practical hands-ons introductions to the methods of translating digital/CAD modeling to corporeal form. The assignments are mandatory and prerequisite for the project 1 and 2. A mandatory informal critique and reflection session will be held for each assignment.
Using Sketchup and the Flattery plug-in, students must craft a 2 paper models as demonstrated in class.
Participants will create a simple 3D model with 12 faces in Sketchup. This model will be flattened using a plug-in for papercrafting, the resultant shapes will be printed using laser jet. Model is to printed on heavy stock or adhered to heavy stock, cut out and folded (as demonstrated in class) to manifest in a real world artifact.
The same 3D model is to be crafted twice. The first iteration should be without textures (blank). The second version is to be printed out with textures prior to folding.
Minimum size should fully occupy a one cubic foot volume (think basketball size) and have twelve faces. Creativity and Neatness counts! The overall complexity of form and the craft of assembly will be evaluated in peer discussion.
training foam object
project 01 public art proposal 25 points
Using Sketchup, develop a proposal for a public work of Sculpture/Architecture on the UWF Campus that addresses the theme: TBA IN CLASS. The final design, models and poster should clearly demonstrate the purpose and considerations of the site by the artist/designer.
The CAD environment is a virtually unlimited 3D space and mapmaker to layout real world space. It thus affords us also a perfect low impact, low cost methodology to model environments, describe and illustrate a plans for an installation. It is a visualization method to demonstrate the placement of an object into an existing environment, or create speculative spaces that may never be manifested.
The campus is under going a major redevelopment with plans that have been published, which you have undoubtably noticed. I will do a brief on the proposed the changes to campus that are part of the 2021 redevelopment plan. You will have an option of two different sites and I will provide information the site which you will use for this project.
Sculpture and Architecture have significant impact on the meaning of places. Whether these ideas are used to build propagandistic support for a culture or you look through a critical lens such as Psychogeography to reveal meaning, Sculpture/Architecture are critical in the understanding of place.
Considering these or other strategies to form meaning at a site: your proposal should consider the site closely to propose a work that elevates or strongly supports the implicit nature of the site. (This will be an accounting of such things as: What is close? Which academic units are adjacent? Where is the site placed in bigger map of campus?) Designers will be expected to creatively construct metaphor and meaning for the structure.
A studied investigation at the site is highly recommended. The proposal should closely study the 2021 maps to inform their proposed work. What is the space of the University Mall or Campus Green" What do they connect? What metaphors can be driven by the design?
- Images from the 2021 Campus plan. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
- Foot prints: Campus Mall, Union Place
- Yi-Fu Tuan
Each designer will present an in-progress project proposal for critique on their research. The proposal must thoroughly communicate the conceptual impulses and comparative influences. Publish proposals on blog before deadline. Presentations will be due on date announced in class. Complete proposals will include:
- a narrative (textual descriptions and ideation, links/embeds to media, images, etc.)
- a mood board (11 x 17, 300 dpi) to rapidly address aesthetic and conceptual concepts.
this is an awesome article of mood boards if you are stumped:
- post mood boards, models, etc. to your shared Google Drive folder
Each designer is responsible to presnt a final project for critique. The formal project will be due on date announced in class. A complete submission will include:
- A 22 by 30 inch high quality print on heavy wieght coated paper. Prints must have no more than a 1/4inch border. This print must demonstrate several elevations with context of the environment of the site. Prints should also be augmented with callouts, descriptions, captions with an overuse of text. Students are encourged to export images and mix the use of high quality photographic and digital imaging tools (e.g. Photoshop, Iluustrator, etc.) to enhance the quality and presentation of their final print presentations.
- A blog post of at least 4 separate high quality elevations (views) of the project proposal
- A flyy through video (.mov) demonstrating the proposed work in the context of the environment of the site posted to blog
- All digital files should deposited in the shared Google Drive folder. (.skp, .psd, .jpeg, .mov etc.)
project 02 25pts
Using Meshmixer and Sketchup develop a suite of tokens to be used for gaming, sandboxboxing, war-gaming, scupltural maquetting, etc. Minimum number of 'tokens' (or models) - 6. Three of which need to be printed.
More Details coming...