Week 1 – Introduction
M – 8/31: Introduction and course overview / What is digital arts?
W- 9/2 : Understanding digital images / terminologies / techniques
- Create your wordpress account
- Hands Up! A Visual Essay on the ‘Media Art Pose’
Week 2 : Digital Collage – Additive Collage
M – 9/7 : NO CLASS – Labor Day
W – 9/9 : Photoshop demo: Drawing with Photoshop
- Your first project is: Appropriation (or An Introduction to Artistic Larceny)
- Download demo material
- Pablo Picasso once said, “Good artists borrow, great artists steal.”
Week 3 : Erasing – Subtractive Collage
M – 9/14 : Creating by erasing
- Paul Pfeiffer : http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/paul-pfeiffer
- Erased de Kooning : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpCWh3IFtDQ
- The Revelation of Erasure by Brian Dillon online
W – 9/16 : Subtractive collage demo with color adjustment
- Composing a collage by erasing
- Adjusting color of images together
- DEMO : Public Art Intervention!
Week 4 : Blending images
M – 9/21: Exploring blending options
- Atta Kim : http://www.attakim.com/
- Jason Salavon : http://www.salavon.com/
- Taylor Swift – Style
- Blending options
- Masking Technique
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
- Screening the documentary film : Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013)
- TED : The Beauty of Data Visualization by David Mccandless
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
- Creating a HTML document
- Cascading Style Sheets, what is this for?
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!
- 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 : email@example.com
- 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