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by Golan Levin @ 12:10 am 10 January 2011

Time: Mondays/Wednesdays 8:30am-11:30am
Location: CFA-303 (Seminar Room) and CFA-318 (Mac Cluster)
Course Numbers: 60110-A (Art), 51-482 (Design), 62-726 (CFA)

Instructor: Golan Levin (contact information)
Office Hours: T/Th mornings, 9-10am
Office Locations: CFA-405 (office) or CFA-111 (Studio for Creative Inquiry)


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This is an advanced studio course in arts computing and new media practice. Topics surveyed in the course will be tailored to student interests, and may include: experimental interface design, information visualization, game design, real-time audiovisuals, locative and mobile media, computational form-generation for rapid prototyping, image processing and vision-based interactions, augmented reality, simulation, networked crowd-sourcing, dynamic typography, mechatronic and device art, physical computing, and other topics. Through a small number of exploratory assignments and a public capstone project, students will bolster interdisciplinary problem-solving abilities and explore computation as a medium for curiosity-driven experimentation.

Enrolling students are expected to have demonstrable programming skills, without exception, at or beyond the level of an introductory class such as 15-110. Although the course will provide technical overviews of major arts-programming toolkits (including Processing, Max/MSP/Jitter, openFrameworks, PureData, and Arduino), assignments may be executed in the student’s preferred programming environment. Graduate students should register for section 62-726 (12 units), which meets with the undergraduate sections 60-412 and 51-482 (10 units). Students lacking the programming skills for this course are encouraged to take 15-102, Exploring Programming Using Graphics (J. Roberts).

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