Do you think computing is an expressive medium? Have you ever had a desire to just build something that does some crazy thing? Do you hack things as a means of expression or just for fun? Do you have something to say to the world – or even to just an audience of 1?
This is a different kind of capstone class. We will do projects that explore creative expression using computing. This section will work with projection, sensors, and mobile technologies. There will be a few sketch projects and one large semester project.
You will use the skills you have learned in your other classes and on your own for implementation but you will problem-solve in different ways. We draw on expertise and practices in art, communications, music, and computer science. In parallel with the projects, discussions, a few lectures, demonstrations of collaborative projects created by faculty to frame and reflect upon the nature of technology based art. Students are expected to keep up with assigned reading and contribute actively to our discussions.
I am looking for motivated, creative students with a variety of backgrounds. I expect commitment to the exploration of ideas as well as professional, well-built software and installations. The semester projects will be shown publicly at ICAT Day.
In addition to a variety of creative projects, students will lead seminar discussions on topics of creative computing.
Instructor: Steve Harrison