- This course is a lab and theory class. We will create projects that
extend the human computer interaction beyond the mouse and keyboard. We
will also focus on alternative output devices beyond the monitor. We will
discusss readings that extend the theory of Human Computer Interaction.
One of my goals of the course is to assemble a system that is easy to
use for artists that are not engineers. Please see my earlier research
notes and the Cybertimes
Mobile Robots Inspiration to Implementation by Joseph l. Jones and Anita
sorcery the magic of lists...,
Suggested Books: THe Art of
Listservs: rhizome, ARG, ADBIO, Handyboard, ACM special interest group
in Human Computer interaction
Required rent and watch "Until the end of the World"
- You Must keep an online journal for this class. Keep all application
notes, thoughts on the readings and in class disussions in this journal.
After the first day of class, send me the URL so that I can keep track
of your journal.
- Buy and build a robot from scratch
- You will present the work of an artist using technology to the class
as a whole accompnied by a reserach paper on the subject.
- Attend the Nam June Paik show at the Guggenheim (we may go as a group)
- you will write your own manifesto
You will submit a proposal as though to a gallery or museum.
- Attend the February show at Postmasters gallery
- Midterm and Final projects Must be accomplished on time and function
week 1 Survey of the course. Dicscussion of student expectations. Examples
of artists using technology. The inside of a computer. Hardware devices
inside a machine. The Mid term project will be done in small groups. It
should consist of either a mark making device or a musical instrument.
Bring a sensor to class next week.
Antimac Interface, , ADBIO
site, research Installation art.
Assignment: Buy a Robot
Kit and assemble a robot by fourth class. Kinex, Mindstorms, RugRat...
week 2 Disussion of sensors. Making connections Soldering,
insulation, making connections and breadboards. ADB, Serial, USB, scsi,
Small groups established
founding Manifesto of Futurism , The
Work of Art in the Age of mechanical reproduction
Assignment: Using the sensor you brought to class, Build a stupid input
computer trick utilizing the ADBIO.
week 3 Critique stupid input computer trick. Discuss Basic electronics
from the Past
Assignment Create a sound or visual output using your stupid input trick...
week 4 First draft of proposal for final project due
Chaos Robot Day Working
Robot kits are due at Beginning of class
Art, and Troika
Ranch, Fluxus and
second draft of
proposal for final project due.
Midi and the
Beuys, Laurie Anderson Rent and watch "Home of the Brave"
week 6. Lab
session in preparation for midterm crit.
week 7 Midterm
interactive Art with the MIT handyboard, Handy
week 8 Mainfestos
Other standalone processors eg the Stamp
Sonar with the handyboard
Eno, Conceptual Art,
week 10 TBA
week 11 TBA
week 12 In class presentations of research topic
week 13 Gallery style Proposals due
week 14 Open
Lab for Final project