MW 09:30AM - 12:20PM DXARTS Electronics Area at McMahon Hall
CLASS MIRO BOARD:
CLASS DISCORD SERVER:
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Afroditi Psarra (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Office hours via Zoom: https://washington.zoom.us/my/afroditipsarra or in-person at ART 333
(email for an appointment)
Esteban Agosin (email@example.com)
Office hours via Zoom, or in person at McMahon Hall (email for an appointment)
Part one of a two-quarter sequence exploring the world of physical computing, creative coding and digital fabrication for art and design projects. Provides hands-on prototyping with digital/analog electronics, experimenting with interface design and programming with Arduino, Processing and PureData for the creation and control of interactive objects. The students will engage with the use of smart materials and learn to create their own sensors and actuators through digital crafting tools (such as laser cutters, cnc routers and 3d printers), as well as learn to conceptualize and fabricate responsive environments. Emphasis will be made in the use of mechanics and real-time interaction for multimedia installations and performances that explore surrounding space, movement and the role of the viewer/user in the creation of immersive experiences in the physical world.
Download the syllabus here: DXARTS 471 syllabus-1.docx
Software to install
Software to simulate circuits online
• Attend all classes
• Participate in class discussions and workshops
• Complete three mini-assignments
• Complete a ﬁnal project and do a live demo
• Late work is not accepted.
• If you are experiencing hardness, or if you have a disability that you think may impact your participation in this class, please contact your instructors and/or Disabled Student Services. Every effort will be made to accommodate your needs.
GRADING (100 points possible)
• 45 - Assignments (3 assignments, 15 points each)
• 30 - Final Project
• 25 - Participation (in class discussions + studio activities)
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Disability Resource Services
Your experience in this class is important to us. If you have already established accommodations with Disability Resources for Students (DRS), please communicate your approved accommodations to me at your earliest convenience so we can discuss your needs in this course.
If you have not yet established services through DRS, but have a temporary health condition or permanent disability that requires accommodations (conditions include but not limited to; mental health, attention-related, learning, vision, hearing, physical or health impacts), you are welcome to contact DRS at 206-543-8924 or firstname.lastname@example.org or disability.uw.edu. DRS offers resources and coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and/or temporary health conditions. Reasonable accommodations are established through an interactive process between you, your instructor(s) and DRS. It is the policy and practice of the University of Washington to create inclusive and accessible learning environments consistent with federal and state law.
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