interactive electronic art (iea)

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 and posted here within.

week 1 (week of 9 january)

TOPICS

HOMEWORK

  • get tools/book (you need tools next week!)
  • get those tools!
  • setup BLOG and SHARED FOLDER, see/contact Thomas if you have any issues
  • upgrade proposal  you need to do three things to complete assignment
    1. post image on blog (see Blog Debriefs on projects page)
    2. upload image to Google Drive Shared Folder
    3. print a copy for class Jan 23
  • Read: Physical Computing(Igoe, O'Sullivan) Intro and Chapter 1 - Blog some notes on basics of electricity. Link to Text.
  • Read: Elsenaar and Scha Article Read and Response response gets posted in BLAGH: Electric Body Manipulation as Performance Art — Elsenaar & Scha Link to Text
  • Special Notice homework will be due on 18th because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

LINKS/EVENTS

week 02 (week of 16 january)

Special Notice 16 Jan 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service - no class

TOPICS

  • Intro to Project 1 (group): Integrate, Interact, Intervene
  • Intro to tools: Schematics and Breadboards
  • Collin's Lab: The REAL Breadboard
  • SOLDERING 101
  • Lab: Breadboard and then solder a kit project.

HOMEWORK

  • upgrade proposal  you need to do three things to complete assignment
    1. post on image blog, upload image to Google Drive Shared Folder
    2. print a copy for class Jan 23
  • finish your kit blinky light. Document on Blog (also so you could use it in the quick group excercise)
  • get going on the noise circuit!

LINKS/EVENTS

week 03 (week of 23 january)

TOPICS

  • Reading Discussion Elsenaar Scha Article
  • Review UPGRADE! Posters on Monday Jan 23
  • Prompt Group Project 1
  • Make up small teams for Mini-Project, must tell Thomas who you are working with

HOMEWORK

LINKS/EVENTS

  • Points of Departure Exhibition January 10th - 26th, Reception January 26, 12Noon to 3PM.

week 04 (week of 30 january)

TOPICS

  • Intro to Noise Project
  • TNM Circuit(s)
  • adding to the TNM/making body contacts or touch points
  • discussions on Futurist Sound Artists and modern day Circuit Benders
  • Discuss Art of Noise

HOMEWORK

  • breadboard a TNM circuit, document and post to blog
  • experiment with different values of resistor and capacitors to customize your machine
  • WORK ON THE TNM CIRCUIT AND INTERFACE
  • Read chapter 01 Hertzian Tales. Blog a Reading Response
  • Post at least one separate Blog Debrief this week—make notes and document project and research (tnm project, more notes on Russolo/Gzhara, etc.)

LINKS/EVENTS

week 05 (week of 6 february)

TOPICS

  • Groups:
    1. Lauren
    2. Eugene, Olivia, Alexandria
    3. Kass, Meghan, Sam
    4. Brett, Jesse, Rose
    5. Sara
  • Multimeters workshop
  • Lecture/Reading discussion on Hertzian Tales
  • Intro to Semester Project (Final)
  • Designers in the Museum - Dunne and Raby
  • Critique on Intervention (group project) Wednesday
  • Instructables
  • Find examples of Instructables as discussed in class - Instructables - the Good, the Bad, the Horrendous (developing a rubric for the final project) need to have these as a blog post

HOMEWORK

  • Read chapter 02 Hertzian Tales blog a Reading Response.
  • Post at least one separate Blog Debrief this week—make notes and document project and research (e.g. more notes on Dunne and Raby, Arduino, etc.)
  • start making research posts on your Final project ideas in blog
  • Work on Noise project - interfaces and complete projects due week 7!

LINKS/EVENTS

  • STEAM2017 - 5 Weeks of exhibtions, artists visits, artist talks and a conference 2 February - 11 March

week 06 (week of 13 february)

TOPICS

  • Arduino Introductions, tutorials
  • Arduino code
  • Arduino wokshop
  • Sensors
  • Relays

HOMEWORK

  • Post at least one separate Blog Debrief this week—make notes and document project and research (e.g. more observations on critique, Arduino, etc.)
  • BRING A SIMPLE ELECTRIC DEVICE TO CLASS TUESDAY (or first class day of week). Must plugin to Wall Socket. (more info in class)
  • finish up basic tnm circuit, so you can get on to designing, fabricating the interface

LINKS/EVENTS

  • STEAM2017 - 5 Weeks of exhibtions, artists visits, artist talks and a conference 2 February - 11 March

week 07 (week of 20 february)

TOPICS

  • Critique of NOISE Project (Monday)
  • Arduino code continued, tutorials
  • Ordering parts
  • Time for a proposal - develop a proposal for your final project.

HOMEWORK

  • Time for a proposal - develop a proposal for you final project. Yes, it has to be on the blog...
  • Post at least one separate Blog Debrief this week—make notes and document project and research.

LINKS/EVENTS

  • 50th Anniversary Alumni Invitational, UWF The Art Gallery October 6 - November 10
    Reception October 6th, 5-7PM
  • Sources for electronics graphic
  • STEAM2017 - 5 Weeks of exhibtions, artists visits, artist talks and a conference 2 February - 11 March

week 08 (week of 27 february)

TOPICS

  • Studio Time
  • Class discussions Instructables - the Good, the Bad, the Horrendous (developing a rubric for the final project)
  • Assign groups for reading presentations
  • Present on Final Project idea

HOMEWORK

  • Get materials list together for your final project. Order, Order, Order!!! those materials

LINKS/EVENTS

  • STEAM2017 - 5 Weeks of exhibtions, artists visits, artist talks and a conference 2 February - 11 March

week 09 (week of 6 March)

TOPICS

HOMEWORK

  • You haven't ordered materials? Crikey! Get materials list together for your final project. Order, Order, Order - those final project materials!!!
  • divide and conquer, do small tasks to build toward larger project.
  • Read Intros, Chapters 1 & 2 of Natural Born Cyborgs. Group leading discussion put together a discussion sheet on google docs.
  • Post a response to reading on blog.
  • Post at least one separate Blog Debrief this week—make notes and document project and research.

LINKS/EVENTS

SPRING BREAK (week of 13 March)

week 10 (week of 20 March)

TOPICS

  • Final Project Studio Time
  • Final Project Proposal Presentations
  • Attend/Participate in Adv Student Mid-term Project Presentations

HOMEWORK

  • FINAL!
  • Read Intros, Chapters 1 & 2 of Natural Born Cyborgs. Group leading discussion put together a discussion sheet on google docs. Post a response to reading on blog.
  • Post at least one separate Blog Debrief this week—make notes and document FINAL project research and progress.

LINKS/EVENTS

  • TBA

week 11 (week of 27 March)

TOPICS

  • Discuss NBC Chapters 0 - 2
  • Final Project Studio Time

HOMEWORK

  • Read Chapter 3 - 5 of Natural Born Cyborgs. Group leading discussion put together a discussion sheet on google docs. Post a response on blog.
  • Post at least one separate Blog Debrief this week—make notes and document FINAL project research and progress.

LINKS/EVENTS

  • TBA

week 12 (week of 3 april)

TOPICS

  • Discuss NBC Chapters 3 - 5
  • Final Project Studio Time
  • Mid-Term Project Presentations

HOMEWORK

  • Final Project
  • Read Chapter 06 - 08 of Natural Born Cyborgs. Group leading discussion put together a discussion sheet on google docs Post a response to reading on blog.
  • Have you started you documentation on Instructables? !!!!
  • Post at least one separate Blog Debrief this week—make notes and document FINAL project research and progress.

LINKS/EVENTS

  • TBA

week 13 (week of 10 april)

TOPICS

  • Discuss NBC Chapters 6 - 8
  • Final Project Studio Time

HOMEWORK

  • Work on Final Project
  • Post at least one separate Blog Debrief this week—make notes and document FINAL project research and progress.
  • Have you started you documentation on Instructables? !!!!

LINKS/EVENTS

  • TBA

week 14 (week of 17 april)

TOPICS

  • STUDIO TIME - times and dates TBA

HOMEWORK

  • Work on Final Project
  • Post at least one separate Blog Debrief this week—make notes and document FINAL project research and progress.
  • Have you started you documentation on Instructables? !!!!

LINKS/EVENTS

  • TBA

week 15 DEAD WEEK (week of 24 april)

THOMAS AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT

TOPICS

  • Studio Time

HOMEWORK

  • Final
  • Post at least one final Blog Debrief this week—make notes and document project and research. Take a moment to reflect on all of your hard work this semester.
  • Have you started you documentation on Instructables? !!!!

LINKS/EVENTS

  • TBA

week 16

FINAL REVIEWS Week of
1 May 2017

  • TIMES TBA
  • Last Blog Entry: DO NOT FORGET TO POST A LINK TO YOUR INSTRUCTABLES ON YOUR BLOG