meets: 11:00 - 13:40, mondays & wednesdays
instructor: thomas asmuth
office: 0082 / 0267
email: tasmuth /at/ u w f . e d u
phone: (850) 474 - 2998
Welcome to the IEA course for the Spring 2019 semester.
mondays: 13:30 - 15:30
tuesdays: 09:00 - 10:00
fridays: (online/email, email@example.com): 09:00 - 10:30
*Subject to change, please check here often.
regular lab hours (held in the adv. / fab. labs):
*lab schedules will expand to address project time requirements
this will adjust as we move along.
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March 11 to 15
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due by Wednesday, May 1st at 2 PM Central
This section 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 communicated during class and posted here within. You will get reviews throughout the semester for successful completion of homework, assignments, critique participation, etc. These points are tracked through out the semester. If you have a question about your standing on these points, please make an office appointment.
The following participation assignments and tasks are weighted to total up to 5% of the overall grade. Your participation in the class: labs, quizzes, demonstrations, discussions, or any other events or small assignments (that are not Weekly Report or Reading Responses) that we do during the semester.
Students will maintain a blog as a sketchbook and public portfolio for the work.
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.
Throughout the semester you will be assigned to read and then write response essays from 300 to 1000 words (referred to as Read and Respond). Learning to communicate effectively and fluently are key skills in Arts Professions; writing statements, applications, critiques, project proposals, etc. are all examples of this skill that you will need during your career.
Academic Honesty: all compositions are to be works of original authorship with proper attribution. Students who simply summarize the reading or present texts from other authors will not receive credit for the entry; and such works are likely to be plagiarism. Plagiarism will be dealt with according to University policies and can lead to Expulsion per UWF conduct regulations . If you need guidance/education on proper academic techniques, please contact your instructor for a referral to the Writing Lab.
Critique attendance is mandatory. Students who fail to attend and participate in formal community reviews/critiques will receive a zero grade for the project. If you are seeking an emergency exception, please consult the Excused Absences section in this syllabus.
You will be making posts in a blog and uploading files to your shared Google Drive folder. You will be graded on the details and performance to follow instructions. Failure to follow the directions can result in a reduced or zero grade. The list of important details includes but is not limited to: deadlines, correct format (file type, size, resolution, etc.), failure to make separate posts, posting to the incorrect platform (Drive vs. Blog), etc.
Students will give a 10-15 minute presentation in class on an artist or collaborative group working with Physical Computing genres.
Students are assigned to do preliminary research on the list of artists below. Make a list of your top 5 artists you would like to do further research into. The due date for your list of 5 is due on week 09.
Students will be assigned an artist in class by the instructor on week 09. In a random order students will be asked to name their top choice. Please be prepared with the list of 5 names, if your top choice has already been selected.
Students will prepare a presentation that thoroughly investigates one or many works of the assigned artist. The assignment is to do an introduction and describe the major theoretical and formal aspects of the art/artists.
The presentation should focus on the artwork that is focused on physical computing, human-machine interface, device art, etc. Any work solely in other genres (painting, sculpture, musical recordings) can be mentioned but used as a supplementary reference at most.
Presentations will be done as a sideshow in class; use Google Slides. Presentations will be held in class on the due date.
Public presentation. The total of all time-based media is limited to 4 minutes.
Thorough investigation of the artists and projects covered in the presentation. Interpretation and discussion of the formal, process, and theory in regards to the artists/artworks.
Students are required to compile the presentation as a PDF. Notes and writings on the slides should be included in the PDF. PDF is to be posted into the Google Drive Folder. Links to presentation and PDF should be posted on the student blog. Extra points for a funny hat that you print yourself.
The due date for your list of 5 is due on week 09.
The due date for the presentation week 11.
"...all technologies are extensions of our physical and nervous systems…" (McLuhan 1964).
tl;dr: Students will design an appliance that increases or extends their sensory perception using the Arduino, sensors, code, etc. PDF of Project
This is an investigation of the concepts that dovetail with the ideas of tools and technologies as an extension of the human. Marshall McLuhan's Understanding Media is a seminal work of theory underpinning many contemporary hegemonic concepts. Were ideas like the Google Glass, geo-fencing, and Skype an obvious/natural progression of the Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) that blossomed in the mid-Twentieth Century? Or is there more at play in the realm of assumptions, fashion, and science fictions.
Students are allowed to work individually or collaboratively in a team of two to develop a system of human-machine interface that adds extra-sensory perception. Projects must:
This is where the prompt will go. TBA
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