This course introduces the tools and themes of new-media art, with a special focus on generative art, information visualization, and the art of interactivity. Students will create projects using three different arts-engineering toolkits:
- Arduino, a low-cost, open-source microcontroller, programmed in a C-like language, widely used for creating interactive objects and environments;
- Max/MSP/Jitter, sometime simply called Max, a patch-based programming environment with powerful audiovisual capabilities.
Grading for this course is based on frequent-low-stakes assessment: Each assignment is graded on a scale of 0-4; of the maximum of four points, two points are dedicated to concept and two points for execution. For each of the criteria of concept and execution:
- 0 – incomplete: does not satisfy objectives, fails to meet request
- 1 – satisfactory: answers the prompt
- 2 – outstanding: surprises, shows deep insight
Assignments are generally graded a few (0-7) days after their due date. Assignments received after grading days receive no credit for the assignment.