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Mon 1/28  

Assignments:

  • Study vocab_01 for quiz_01 next Monday, 2/4.

  • Read the syllabus (submit your signed contract next when syllabus has been reformatted: date TBA)

Wed 1/30

Classes Canceled

Assignments:

  • Watch video_01 - No Maps for these Territories

    • post video response to video_01 to the class blog by Sunday, 2/3, @ 11:59pm.

  • Things to buy this weekend:

    • sketchbook that is at least letter-sized (8.5x11”) (IF POSSIBLE, buy the marker paper)

    • Sharpie markers in black, light gray & dark gray, in normal (fine point) and the thin point ones (ultra fine point) (6 total)

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

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

  • Study vocab_01 for quiz_01 next class.

 

Mon 2/4 

Assignments:

  • Study vocab_02 for quiz_02 next Wednesday, 2/13

  • project_01:

    • review guidelines before next class.

    • start researching listed links and various topics of interest to form a brainstorm onto paper.


Wed 2/6   

  • Scanning Demo

  • Receive vocab_02: raster art

  • Advisory - Last day to add/drop has been extended through Feb 7th.

Assignments:

  • project_01:

    • Post proposals to the class blog by this Friday, 2/8 @11:59pm

    • AFTER your proposal, complete THREE total pages of sketching for next class, 2/11:

      • 6 quick, thumbnail sketches with annotation (sketch three ideas per page, leaving border room for notes and any arrows into content). These sketches should be different ideas within the same sphere of influence that you hope to work within (hyperrealistic & graphic project on dogs, for example)

      • Two larger, half-page sketches on your top ideas. These larger two should have more detail (variance in markers), painting a more in-depth image of your proposed project. (They both should be on the same page.)

  • Download Google Drive on your smart phone

    • take three neat, evenly lit photos of your three sketches and submit to the proper folder on the class Google Drive BEFORE class.

  • Study vocab_02 for quiz_02 next Wednesday, 2/13

 

Mon 2/11  

  • Group Discussions:

    • have photos uploaded to the correct Google drive folder

    • bring your sketchbooks

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

Assignments:

Wed 2/13

  • quiz_02: raster art

  • printing demo: Art Department’s lab, CFA 142

  • project_01:

    • work session

    • individual consultations

Assignments:



Mon 2/18   

  • project_01:

    • work session

    • individual consultations cont.

    • review feedback guidelines for critique

    • ensure that everyone has joined the Facebook group

Assignments:

  • Prepare for project_01 critique:

    • review crit guidelines

    • follow Printing Instructions to print your image on 11x17" paper (tabloid)

    • print your updated statement (should be printed at the library, not the Art printer) to support your print by including:

      • full name

      • working title (italicized, no quotes) or write Untitled (un-italicized, no quotes)

      • class and semester

      • cut down the page (as to use as a title card)

    • From Photoshop, export a jpg of your crit image and post it to the Class Facebook Group WITH your current project statement.

    • arrive early to hang print up - crit will begin 10 minutes after class begins

Wed 2/20   

  • review feedback guidelines

  • project_01: critique

    • NOTE: If you did not get a print up in time for critique, SEE ME.

Assignments:

  • Facebook Follow-ups!

    • If you have not already done so, post a jpg of your crit image to the group thread WITH your current project statement no later than 11:59pm, today.

    • Respond to TWO different works, following the guidelines on the project_01 page by Friday, 2/22 by 11:59pm.

  • project_01 due in 2 weeks, Wednesday 2/27

    •  Preserve your crit image by saving a new version of your project.


Mon 2/25

  • project_01: work session

Assignments:

Wed 2/27

Assignments:

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

  • post project_02 proposals to class blog by Saturday, 3/2 by 11:59am

  • complete project_02 sketches for class discussion next class, Monday 3/4

    • 6 quick thumbnails & 2 larger detailed

    • Sketches should be in MARKER, not pen, pencil nor digital format. Bring to class.

    • Upload photos of your sketches to the correct folder on the class Google Drive, BEFORE class 

  • project_01 due in 1 week

    • review project guidelines

    • review project grading breakdown

    • review submission guidelines

   

Mon 3/4 

  • project_02: group discussions

    • Have photos of your sketches uploaded to the Google Drive

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

Assignments:

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

  • study vocab_03 for quiz_03 in 1 week (physical copy coming next class after lecture)

  • project_01 due next class - bring print and updated statement (if updated)

Wed 3/6

Assignments:

  • project_02

    • continue working outside of class

    • prepare for critique in 1 week - review requirements on project page

  • Come to next class prepared with Illustrator questions

  • study vocab_03 for quiz_03 next class

   

Mon 3/11

  • quiz_03: Vector Art

  • project_02:

    • work session

    • individual consultations continued

Assignments:

  • prepare for project_02 critiques:

    • review critique guidelines on the project page

    • arrive early to hang print and statement up - crit will begin 10 minutes after class begins

    • post a jpg of your crit image to the group thread WITH your current project statement by Wednesday by 5:59pm after crit

Wed 3/13 

Assignments:

  • work on project_02 outside of class

  • Facebook Follow-ups

    • post a jpg of your crit image to the group thread WITH your current project statement by 5pm today, if you have not already done so.

    • respond to TWO others works by following the guidelines on the project page


Mon 3/18   - NO CLASS - spring break

Wed 3/20   - NO CLASS - spring break


Mon 3/25

Assignments:

Wed 3/27 

Assignments:

  • work on project_02 - due in one week

    • review project guidelines

    • review grading breakdown

    • review submission guidelines

  • Start bringing headphones starting next class 

  • Post Audio proposals to the class blog by next Monday, 4/1 by 11:59pm

    • prepare for individual consultations next Wednesday

  • pick up audio recorders to capture a minimum of ten sounds to use in class Monday

    • when starting recording, verbally state to yourself what the sound is for a record

    • bring digital files to class Monday to use in class exercise

 

Mon 4/1

Assignments:

Wed 4/3

  • project_02: due before class

  • extra credit opportunities

  • project_03: part I

    • work session

    • individual consultations

Assignments:

  • Post project_03 (part I / audio) proposals to class blog by this Friday, 4/5 @ 11:59pm

  • Come to next class with content to start working on your audio project

  • Read Processing Handbook (second edition) pages 1-35 for quiz next Wednesday (this is a link to UB libraries - login required)

  • study vocab_04 for quiz next class

  • schedule me for office hours next week if you need help with resubmissions

Mon 4/8

  • quiz_04: digital audio

  • project_03: part I

    • work session

    • consultations continued

Assignments:

  • Read Processing Handbook (second edition) pages 1-35 for quiz next class (this is a link to UB libraries - login required)

  • work on optional project resubmission - due in one week


Wednesday 4/10

Assignments:

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

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

  • study vocab_05 for quiz in 1 week.

  • finalize optional project resubmission

    • 3rd print due Monday

    • upload files to resubmission folder on the class Google Drive

  • Prepare for in-class discussions next class

    • Submit Interactive proposals to the class blog by 11:59pm Friday, 4/12

    • sketch out your interactive story boards for class discussion next class.

      • Read this short guide: how to story board

      • DRAW IN GRAYSCALE MARKER ONLY (fine-point & regular)

    • upload photos of ALL your sketches, storyboards and any relevant audio clips (exported from Audacity) to the class Google Drive

      • I will be factoring your “sketches” grade based off what you upload here. So don’t just upload a few of your sketches, upload them all


Schedule beyond this point is not yet finalized


 




UB Writing Center:

  • Login and make an appointment next week for help on open studio essays

  • time slots fill up fast, especially at the end of the semester


  • in-class discussions: review storyboards/sketches/audio clips

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

Assignments:

  • 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.

  • study vocab_05 for quiz next class

  • continue working on optional project resubmission

    • schedule an appointment to get help

Wed 4/10 

Assignments:

  • Continue working on Audio Projects

  • Begin working on your project in Processing!

    • Diving in sooner than later will keep you fresh with the code that you have learned and you will begin to self guide yourself to where you need to go.

  • project resubmission due in 1 week!

    • schedule an appointment to get help

  • Art reviews for extra credit are due next class. Review the guidelines before submission.

    • Submit a single PDF to the class Google Drive

    • Print and submit a hard cover copy at the start of class - no exceptions. print early.

 

Mon 4/15  

  • extra credit due: art reviews

  • exercise_04: part II

  • project_03:

    • work session

    • individual consultations

Assignments:

  • Follow guidelines to start your processing project

  • project resubmission for extra credit is due next class. Review the guidelines before submission.

Wed 4/17 

  • extra credit due: project resubmission

  • project_03:

    • work session

    • individual consultations

Assignments:

  • 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.

 

Mon 4/22

  • project_03: Mid-Project Critiques

Assignments:

  • examine the rest of the class schedule after we return from Thanksgiving break. NOT A LOT OF TIME LEFT! spend the break really diving in to the code and working through the majority of your busy work. email me if you have questions. Don’t put this off or you will be stressing out in the weeks to come.

Wed 4/24 

Assignments:

  • Finalize all image and audio content that you will need for your projects.

  • plan to complete your project and leave the Monday (12/3) 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 4/29  

  • Mandatory work session

    • view new code examples in “class shared Files” on the class google drive

    • CONSULT & HELP YOUR FELLOW CLASSMATES

  • individual consultations...

Assignments:

  • Plan third art show critique for optional extra credit

    • (must have written two grad studio essays to be eligible)

    • remember to verify show with me first

    • remember to plan ahead to schedule a writing center appointment before essay is due

      • reserving a writing center appointment this late in the semester must be one 1 week in advance

  • Continue to develop projects

    • schedule additional time with me if you are behind

    • Plan to complete your project this weekend as to leave the Monday (12/3) as a day for polishing.

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

Wed 5/1  

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

  • Mandatory work session

    • 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.

  • c0ding with d0nuts

    • TBA - Either Friday from 4-10pm or Saturday 4-10pm

    • I will bring coffee and donuts to give us ample focus to grind out any remaining complex coding complications that you are having. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THIS DAY TO WORK

 

Mon 5/6   

  • Mandatory work session

    • CONSULT & HELP YOUR FELLOW CLASSMATES

Assignments:

  • determine who will be bringing what for party!

    • I will be bringing a sheet pizza, half cheese (this is only enough for one or two small squares per person.)

  • Please feel free to invite friends!

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

  • Uploading Project

    • 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 5/8

~~CLASS PARTY!!!* 

  • 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 2:45pm 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 to present your code's structure to the fully attentive audience

  • followed by 2 minutes of review

 

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.