Description: Students complete advanced projects in studio art using digital fabrication tools to explore interactivity in art objects and immersive environments. Formerly INTEGRATED MEDIA II. May be repeated; maximum of 9 hours.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ART 103, 104, 109, 284
Graduate Level Course: This course is approved for graduate credit
Dates: 01/16/2024 - 05/04/2024
Location: Center for the Visual Art 032 (CVA 032)
Instructor: Brian Franklin
Materials Fee: $20.00
Class Notes: Experiments in Interactivity is a co-taught course by Brian Franklin and Ladan Bahmani. Throughout the semester, students work individually and in groups to create and design interactive objects and experiences. Through a series of solo and group projects, students will experiment with engaging viewers in varying levels and forms of physical interactivity. They will utilize standard graphic design tools (Adobe Software) and fabrication tools (laser cutter, vinyl cutter) as well as motors, sensors, lights, and microcontrollers to create interactive, responsive, and kinetic design projects and informative installations. (This course is made for students who have no experience with programming as well as students who are proficient coders.) Students registered in Art 315 Topics in Graphic Design will focus more on the design aspects of the projects; while students registered in Art 357 Expanded Media II will have more programming instructions. Throughout the semester, students will have the opportunity to work on experimental projects as well as commercial work. This allows them to see experimental and artistic aspects of a design work in addition to the real-world application of their learning.
Textbooks have not been finalized for section.