Jan 14

This course is a one-room schoolhouse. 

Administration & Logistics:

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • What is the STUDIO; introducing Tom Hughes
  • Syllabus Review
  • Course Calendar; Special Events
  • Student WordPress logins
  • Our CreativeApplications login
  • Welcome Form
  • Access to the STUDIO
  • Tuesday evening work sessions.
  • Please don’t leave your things lying around, especially laptops.
  • Clean up after yourself.
  • FRFAF grants
  • Thanks to DeepLocal, course sponsors


Zachary Lieberman in IdN Interaction Issue (December 2012):

We need to think beyond Jim Campbell’s Formula for Computer Art: (early 2000’s)

Delicate Boundaries (2007) by Christine Sugrue

  • Poetic computation
  • Freestyle computing
  • Polyglot programming

Lecture Notes:

Immersivity. We will see different forms of immersion. One form is the feeling we can have of being-in-a-place, as with a landscape painting, Imax movie, or virtual reality. But there is also interactivity, in which a system responds in a unique, open-ended, and tightly coupled way to the actions of its participant — which is immersively engrossing.

Interaction as it intersects with: generativity, transmediality, connectivity, immersivity.

2D Physics Engines