Schedule

Lab open hour (CFA RM244)

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Week 1 – Introduction

M – 8/31: Introduction and course overview / What is digital arts?

W- 9/2 : Understanding digital images / terminologies / techniques

Week 2 : Digital Collage – Additive Collage

M – 9/7 : NO CLASS – Labor Day

W – 9/9 : Photoshop demo: Drawing with Photoshop

  • Pablo Picasso once said, “Good artists borrow, great artists steal.” 

Week 3 : Erasing – Subtractive Collage

M – 9/14 : Creating by erasing

W – 9/16 : Subtractive collage demo with color adjustment

Week 4 : Blending images

M – 9/21: Exploring blending options

W – 9/23 : Collage with blending images – Demo

Week 5 – Bitmap image and vector image

M – 9/28 : Introduction to Illustrator

  • What is differences between bitmap image and vector image?
  • Creating vector image in Illustrator using pen tools

W – 9/30 : WORKSHOP —  Photoshop Tennis!

  • Alter your partner / classmate’s Image!

Week 6 – Image Sequence /  Multiple images – GIF Animation + HTML <a>. <img> tag

M – 10/5 : GIF and Internet – Image compression

W – 10/7 : Intro to Hypermedia

  • Understanding <a> tag to link your images together
  • Create a short narrative with your collage

Week 7 – Midterm project critique

M-10/12 : Midterm project presentation

  • 100 word description of your work
  • Your work should be uploaded BEFORE 9am
  • Midterm (15%), Critique attendance and response (in class) paper (5%)

W – 10/14 : Scary data / Beautiful data

Week 8 – HTML/CSS/JavaScript : How do they work together?

M – 10/19 : Why web is important to media artist?

  • Indie games
  • Data visualization
  • Open source community

Design your web project

  • Who is the audience (what kind of people did you make this for)?
  • What kind of experience do you expect from the audience?
  • What do you expect the audience to ‘take away’ from the experience?

W -10/21 : Understanding web/Internet/structure of web pages

Week 9 – Why HTML5? – Multimedia

M – 10/26 : Sound

  • MORE CSS: CSS for Style. CSS for Interaction?!;  Animate your web pages with CSS
  • Design your sound in Audacity & more
  • <audio> tag in HTML5 for interaction

W – 10/28 : Video

  • Searching video source and upload your video – embedding it!
  • <video> tag in HTML5 for interaction

Week 10 – Screening day & Studio day

M – 11/2 : SCREENING DAY

W – 11/4 : STUDIO DAY

Week 11 – Linking External Files

M – 11/9  : How to keep the consistency in your website  

  • CSS as an external file
  • Pretty fonts in your web pages!

W – 11/11 : Algorithm in a web page?! – Javascript

  • A simple experiment with JS
  • Understanding UI/UX

Week 12 – Linking to Outside World (APIs) / Final project proposal due(11/18 – Wednesday)

EMAIL YOUR FINAL PROPOSAL to : suhyunna@buffalo.edu

M – 11/16 : JavaScript Demo

  • DOM(Document Object Model) style display

W – 11/18 : What is the Application Program Interface?

  • Exploring APIs
  • jQuery Demo

Week 13 – What’s next? / Wrap-up session

M – 11/23 : What can we explore further after this?

  • Web-based art project examples and discussion
  • Open subject workshop session

W – 11/25 : NO CLASS – Fall Recess

Week 14 – Studio Week

M – 11/30 : Studio day – Individual meeting in class

W – 12/2 : Studio day – Individual meeting in class

Week 15  : 12/7 –  12/9: Final project presentation

Final project due : 12/7

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