bdA schedule

 

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Last Updated : 9/11 @ 9:50pm
note: the schedule past the double line break is not yet finalized.

 

Mon 8/27  

Assignments:

  • Study vocab_01 for quiz_01 next class

  • Read the syllabus and submit your signed contract next class.

Wed 8/29

Assignments:

  • post video response to video_01 to the class blog by tonight @11:59pm

  • Things to buy over this holiday weekend:

    • Letter-sized sketchbook

    • Sharpie markers in black, light gray & dark gray. Fine point and ultra fine point (6 total)

    • A USB 3.0 drive, 32GB or higher (Carl may have one for you through your course fee)

 

Mon 9/3 

  • NO CLASS - Labor Day Observed


Wed 9/5   

Assignments:

  • Study vocab_02 for quiz_02 Monday, 9/17

  • project_01:

    • Post proposals to the class blog by this Thursday, 9/6 @11:59pm

    • After your proposal, start working on 6-8 marker sketches for next class, 9/10:

      • 6-8 quick, thumbnail sketches with annotation (aim for 4-per page, leaving border room for notes and any arrows into content)

      • Two larger, half-page sketches on your top ideas. These larger two should have more detail, painting a more in-depth image of your proposed project.

 

Mon 9/10  

  • Group Discussions - bring completed sketches

  • 6:30 there will be a lecture in CFA 112 by Matt Kenyon, the new media professor for the Art Dept.

    • Ultimately you might be able to take one of his classes in the future. He is the only one at UB teaching courses like mid-level interactivity and digital visualization.

Assignments:

  • Study vocab_02 for quiz_02 next Monday, 9/17

Wed 9/12

  • exercise_01 - Photoshop

    • Disclaimer about logging out

  • Scanning Demo

  • Work session: project_01

  • Individual Consultations - project_01

Assignments:

 

Mon 9/17   

  • quiz_02: raster art

  • Work Session - project_01

  • Individual Consultations - project_01

Assignments:

Wed 9/19   

  • field trip to Art’s print lab - printing demo

  • Work Session - project_01

Assignments:

  • work on project_01 outside of class

  • Prepare for project_01 critiques:

    • Print your image on 11x17" tabloid-sized paper

    • Print out your updated statement (with your full name, any working title, class and semester) and cut down the page as to use as a title card for your print.

 

Mon 9/24 

  • project_01 Critiques

    • NOTE: If you did not get a print up in time for critique, you MUST still do so with the current state of your file. This is to show, in print form, your improvement from critique through final submissions.

Assignments:

 Wed 9/26  

  • watch video_02 - Helvetica

  • project_02 introduction

  • work session - project_01

Assignments:

  • post response to video_02 on the class blog by 11:59pm, tonight

  • post project_02 proposals to class blog by Monday, 9/1 @ 11:59pm

  • start working on project_02 sketches for class discussion on Wednesday, 9/3

    • 6 quick thumbnails & 2 larger detailed- ALL IN MARKER, ONLY

  • Finish project_01 before class starts on Monday, 10/1 (see notes below on submission)

    • submit a (second) final 11x17” (tabloid-size) print by hanging it up next to the first. (Do not remove the first print or you will be docked points. If you did not put up a first print in time for crit, print it out that previous version and hang with your final.

      • print, crop and pin up any final statement (replacing the first). This should include your full name, title (put untitled if no title) class section and semester.

    • submit your final PSD file (with layers), with your first and last name to the project_01 Google Drive folder

    • submit a flat PDF to the project_01 Google Drive folder

      • while in Photoshop, save a second version with adding “FLAT” to your files name. (This is so that you do not accidentally save over all of your work.)

      • second, flatten your image so that we do not save layers into the PDF (this makes a smaller file). After Flattening, you may save the PSD.

      • Third, “Save As” a PDF with your first and last name. In the second dialogue box, you will want to select “press quality” from the top drop down option. (This will further compress the file size, making this method ideal for sharing image previews with others.)


 

Mon 10/1 

  • project_01 due before class

  • lecture_03 - Vector Art

  • Ex_02 - Illustrator

  • Receive vocab_03 - Vector Art

Assignments:

  • post project_02 proposals to class blog by tonight @ 11:59pm

  • study vocab_03 for quiz_03 next Monday, 10/8

  • complete project_02 sketches for class discussion on Wednesday, 9/3

    • Sketches should be in MARKER, not pen, pencil or digital format.

    • Before class starts, please take photos of your sketches and upload them to the correct folder on the class Google Drive. (This will give us more time to converse.)

Wed 10/3   

  • Group Discussions - project_02

  • sign-up for your individual consultation time slot before leaving class

Assignments:

  • work on project outside of class. Come to class prepared with questions.

  • study vocab_03 for quiz_03 next class, 10/8


Mon 10/8

  • quiz_03 - Vector Art

  • Work Session - project_02

  • Individual Consultations - project_02

Assignments:

  • work on project_02 outside of class

Wed 10/10 

  • Work Session - project_02

  • Individual Consultations - project_02

Assignments:

  • Finalize project_02 by Friday, 3/16:

  1. flat (no layers) EPS file and an Illustrator AI file uploaded to class Google Drive by 11:59pm Friday

  2. final print pinned in hallway to ACCOMPANY crit print (ensure printing happens before lab closes for break)

  3. final statement printed (if needed) and REPLACING crit statement

  • Study vocab_04 for quiz on Monday after break

  • collect audio recordings to bring into class after break for Ex_04 - Audacity

    • transfer the files to a computer and bring them to class. There are several ways to do this- please see instructions on your phone model or email me if you need help.

 

Mon 10/15   

  • Work Session - project_02

Assignments:

  • prepare for project_02 critiques:

    • Print your image on 11x17" tabloid-sized paper

    • Print out your updated statement (with your full name, any working title, class and semester) and cut down the page as to use as a title card for your print.

 

Wed 10/17  

  • project_02 critiques

Assignments:

  • work on project_02 outside of class 



Mon 10/22 

  • Reveive hand out detailing extra credit opportunities.

  • We will be using your collected audio files to work on an Audio exercise - BRING HEADPHONES

Wed 10/24 

Assignments:

  • Post project_03 - digital audio proposals to class blog by this Sunday 4/1 @11:59pm

  • study vocab_04 for quiz next week

 

Mon 10/29

  • project_02 due before class

  • Work day on Audio Projects

Assignments:

  • study vocab_04 for quiz next class

Wed 10/31 

  • Quiz - vocab_04 - Audio

  • Lecture on Interactive Art

  • Review final project examples by past students

  • Overview of code and key terms

  • cover updated schedule + discuss headphones

  • SCHEDULE ME FOR HELP!!!! This can be for resubmissions, audio projects or both!

Assignments:

  • spend ample time working on your audio projects - it is advised to not put this off.

  • Read Processing Handbook pages 1-35 for quiz next class

  • If you chose to do a project resubmission, they are due to the proper Google Drive class folder by this Sunday, 4/8 @11:59pm. A print must also be turned into me at the start of next class.

    • note: I will be hanging them in the hall with your crit print and your former final print. If you took down either of these two, or failed to hang either of these two, you must reprint those versions. You need all three versions printed for the hallway to be considered for a grade change. This is to show me and passerby's your process and overall improvement through the course.

 

Mon 11/5

  • Turn in a print at the start of class if you decided to resubmit a work.

  • Indulge in some excessive happiness with the One Hour of Code tutorial

  • Receive vocab_05 generative media

Assignments:

  • Submit Interactive proposals to the class blog by 11:59pm, TONIGHT!

  • sketch out or story board your interactive projects for class discussion next class.

Wed 11/7 

  • Review Storyboarding/sketches

    • we will break into groups for you all to discover each others projects.

    • after all projects have been discussed at length we will review as a class

      • students will take turns delivering certain points of each others projects so that additional class comments can be made.

Assignments:

  • Continue working on Audio Projects

  • Finalize Interactive concepts with further storyboarding or note making. These will then be your maps that you bring to each class as I begin to digest what everyone is attempting to achieve.

  • quiz on vocab_05 in one week

 

Mon 11/12  

  • Exercise 4 Part I - Generative Art with Processing

Assignments:

  • Follow guidelines to start your processing project

  • Bring laptops to next class

  • study vocab_05 for quiz next class

Wed 11/14 

  • Quiz on vocab_05

  • Bring Laptops and headphones - We will do Exercise 4 Part II in the open lab

Assignments:

  • Work on your projects as much as you can over this week and weekend. We will all be stumbling along a bit until we get more accustomed with this language. Come to class Monday with questions.

  • 2-part-mid-crit will be next wednesday! 

    • You have a week to start your project and get a few sounds implemented. The goal is to allow everyone to interact with your concept and give you feedback. If you do not prepare for this then you will not get as much out of the critique.

 

Mon 11/19

  • Mandatory work session

Assignments:

  • Bring laptops and headphones to next class

  • Prepare for Mid-crit next class — this is a hybrid crit

    • Have some interactions completed

    • Have some of the exported audio that you have worked on placed into your code so we can get a sense of how things will pair up with user events.

    • create a new folder with your first and last name on it. Drag and drop your Audacity File AND its supporting audacity project folder. You will also drag and drop your Processing home sketch folder into this new folder with your name on it. After doing so, this self-named folder should be "compressed" into a zip file- this zip is what you should then be uploaded to the crit folder on the class Google Drive.

Wed 11/21 

  • NO CLASS - Thanksgiving break begins

  • Mid-Project Critiques

  • Bring laptops and headphones to class

Assignments:

  • Finalize all image and audio content that you will need for your projects. If you are not sure how to do this, CONTACT ME rather than not doing anything and waiting. I do not have time to meet this weekend but I can take a quick phone call and walk you through a solution to your specific projects needs- 7164502096 - call or text me anytime.

  • next week should plan to complete your project and leave the following Monday (5/7) as a day for polishing.

  • Review project_03 guidelines to ensure you are getting all the points you deserve. A lot of these are designed to be freebee points by just following protocols.

 

Mon 11/26  

  • Mandatory work session - CONSULT & HELP YOUR FELLOW CLASSMATES

  • individual consultations...

Assignments:

  • Continue to develop projects

  • schedule additional time with me if you are behind

  • Bring laptops to next class (if you do not have a laptop please bring an external drive)

Wed 11/28  

  • Bring laptops (if you do not have a laptop please bring an external drive)

  • Mandatory sork session in Open lab - CONSULT & HELP YOUR FELLOW CLASSMATES

  • ...consultations continue

Assignments:

  • By next class you should have the majority of your interactions build out and most of the audio finalized. There will most likely be a lot of code issues last minute as your projects will now be quite complex.

  • Ensure you are leaving ample time next week for issues by trucking through the core of your projects this weekend.

 

Mon 12/3   

  • Mandatory work session - CONSULT & HELP YOUR FELLOW CLASSMATES

Assignments:

  • determine who will be bringing what for party!

  • Upload final project zip same process as our crit, put both audacity files and processing sketch folder into a self-titled folder (if you do not already still have it as such), compress this again and upload the zip file to the final submissions folder of the class Google Drive

Wed 12/5

  • CLASS PARTY!! 

    • Please feel free to invite friends!

    • ensure that if you are bringing people that you also bring food so there is enough to go around!

    • I will be bringing a sheet pizza (half cheese)

    • We will be using the lab iMac's only to have less clutter. This will also allow for guests to look on easier.

 

  •  Final Projects Due by 12:15pm before class today.

    • At the start of class we will promptly begin downloading everyones files

    • As a class we will review everyones projects as follows:

      • 2 minutes of review

      • followed by 3 minutes to present your code's structure to the fully attentive audience

      • followed by a couple more minutes of play with an open Q&A

 

For those of you who need to complete the UBC 399: UB Curriculum Capstone, don't forget to consider some of your work from this class as a partial completion of the requirement. Visit the site to read more.