Schedule

Please note that this schedule will inevitably change to some extent.

Week 1  |  9/3  |  Getting Started

In Class

    • Introductions
    • About the Class
      • syllabus review
      • course structure
      • expectations
      • resources
        • people
        • tutorials
        • others
    • Mode Lab via Skype
      • using their tutorial site
      • their approach to research
      • digital tools and craft
      • crafting digital tools
    • -break-
    • Research Methodologies
      • overview
      • input>>factory>>output
      • Creative Process Journal
      • Tutorial: Setting up a WordPress site
      • Chris library – 30 minute presentation, Material ConneXion, Class page?
    • Group I – with Ryan intro to Rhino and quick peek at Grasshopper
    • Group II – with Annet – navigating resources online

Homework

Week 2  |  9/10  |  Weaving

In Class

      • Check-in as a group
      •  Workshops- split & switch
        • on the loom, introduction and drafting
        • digital weaving in Grasshopper
    • Homework
      • Read Algorithmic Weaving essay.
      • Try out topics learned in workshop.
      • Document and upload work to your CPJ.
      • Continue “input” collection in your CPJ.
      • Continue software tutorials.

 Week 3  |  9/17  | Origami & Arduino

 In Class

  • Check-in as a group
  • Workshop Sessions split & switch
    • Origami
    • Arduino

Homework

  • Read Lars Spuybroek selection from “The Sympathy of Things”
  • generate questions and post them
  • Try out topics learned in workshop.
  • Document and upload work to your CPJ.
  • Continue “input” collection in your CPJ.
  • Continue software tutorials.

Week 4  |  9/24  |  Lars Spuybroek

In Class

  • Q&A with Lars Spuybroek
  • Lars Spuybroek lecture in the Lazarus lecture hall
  • open work time

Homework

  • Continue “input” collection in your CPJ.
  • Continue software tutorials. – Get familiar with Grasshopper

Week 5  |  10/1 |  Firefly w/ Andy Payne

 Pre-Class

  • Lecture by on Firefly and hybrid prototyping by Andy Payne

In Class

  • Workshop
    • “Hello Firefly”
    • physical inputs >> model outputs
    • model inputs >> physical outputs

Homework

  • Try out topics learned in workshop.
  • Document and upload work to your CPJ.
  • Continue “input” collection in your CPJ.
  • Prepare research proposal.

 

Week 6 | 10/8 | Individual Meetings and Studio Work Time

In Class

  • 3:00-6:30 individual meetings with Annet and Ryan regarding research project (sign up)
  • 4:15-6:30 optional origami in depth workshop with David Kandel
  • 6:30-9:30 work time
  • 9:30-10:00 meeting with students on the Netherlands trip

Homework

  • Continue work in CPJ.
  • Develop research proposal presentations.

 

Week 7  |  10/15  |  Netherlands / Proposal Prep

In Class

    • Students in Netherlands
      • See itenerary
    • Students in Baltimore
      • Develop proposal/presentation
      • Work with Technical Assistants

Homework

  • Complete work for research proposal presentations
    • -Side 1: Who are you? (Tell us your name share random but memorable piece of information about yourself.)
    • -Slide 2: What do you make? (Tell us about your creative background and an example project/skill technique that might be relevant in relation to the Unravel the Code project.)
    • -Slide 3: What is your topic of interest? (Explain your topic and why you find it fascinating. Be concise. Reference a contemporary artist/practitioner if you can).
    • -Slide 4: What is your medium? (Explain what materials and tools you wish to use, what your approach is and what experiments you wish to carry out.)
    • -Side 5: What is your question? Present a research question that guides/stimulates/challenges your production.
  • Upload your 5 slides as a single pdf – letter sized landscape by noon on Tuesday

Week 8  | 10/22  |  Presentations

 In Class

  • Research proposal presentations for all students with outside input/guests

Homework

  • continue research
  • gather materials
  • collect and publish documentation

Week 9  |  10/29 |  Hands-On R&D and Arduino Part II

In Class

  • Optional workshop, Arduino Part II
  • work time
  • individual meetings
  • continuous documentation

Homework

  • continue research
  • gather materials
  • Continue work in CJP

 

Week 10  |  11/5 |  Hands-On R&D / Prototyping

In Class

  • work time
  • individual meetings
  • continuous documentation

Homework

  • continue research
  • gather materials
  • Continue work in CJP

Week 11  |  11/12 |  Hands-On R&D and Arduino Part II

In Class

  • Optional workshop, Arduino Part II
  • work time
  • individual meetings
  • continuous documentation

Homework

  • Continue research.
  • Gather materials.
  • Continue work in CJP.

Week 12  | 11/19 – In-Progress Presentations

In Class

  • in-progress presentations
    • research
    • functional prototype
    • plans for final product
    • work time

Homework

  • Continue research.
  • Gather materials.
  • Continue work in CJP.

Week 13  | 11/26  | Give Thanks

Week 14  |  12/3 |  Production

In Class

  • Work on final product.
  • Continuously document.

Homework

  • Work on final product.
  • Continue work in CJP.

 

Week 15  |  12/10 |  Production

In Class

  • Complete final product.
  • Continuously document.

Homework

  • Prepare Presentation.
  • Complete work in CJP.

Week 16  |  12/17 |  Final Presentation

In Class

 

  • Public exhibition of work.
  • Presentation of research, creative process, and final product.

 

 

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