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Music 250B - Winter 2013
250B Interactive Sound Art
Eoin Callery (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Interactive Sound Art is a project based class that focuses on the creation of interactive sound art installations. This year we explore reverberation, and are joined by special guest, Universal Audio Co-founder, Jonathan Abel. Taking inspiration from the materials of our daily life and the particular acoustical phenomenon that these materials produce, students will combinine their discoveries with Physical Interaction Design and Digital Signal Processing techniques to create works of art. The culmination of the class is a 2 week presentation of the work at the Reverberent Interactions Exhibit at CELLSpace Gallery, San Francisco from April 6 - 19. Each student will present their own work at the final showing but we will work together as a group to provide share skills and provide constructive feedback. The homework and class time will be focused on the final project and will provide an opportunity to imagine, plan and realize a single creative project.
Monday, Wednesday 3:15 - 5:05
Thursday 5:15 - 7:05
Final Project: 60%
Monday 1/7 Class Overview
Introductions and 10 minute sketch experiment
Wednesday 1/9 Group Experiment
Monday 1/14 Reverberation by Jonathan
Homework (Due Wed 1/16): Do a short sketch of an idea based on Jonathan's reverberation lecture.
Wednesday 1/16 Show sketch of reverberation idea to class.
Resonance by Jonathan
Homework (Due Thurs 1/17): Do one of these readings and summarize it for the class during the Thursday lab session. Each reading will have two students assigned to it. XXXXXLINK
Thursday 1/17 Talk about readings
Sound Art Examples
Homework( Due 1/31): Do the PRL safety training.
Wednesday 1/23 Stuff Eoin Finds Interesting
Robustness, Homemade Sensors
Homework (Due Mon 1/28): 7 Ideas: Each idea should include 1 drawing and at least 1 sentence describing the drawing. Homework (Due Tues 1/22): Go to each of your classmates websites and post comments on their 7 additional ideas. Half of the ideas should be ones that you have the time, money and skills to create. Half can be out
Monday 1/28 Design, Interactivity and User Experience
Homework (Due Mon 2/4): Narrow ideas down to 3 favorites. Fill out and post a work plan for each project. Find 5 examples of work that relates to your work.
Homework (Due Tues 2/5): Go to each of your classmates websites and look at their work plans. If you can offer help in any of the areas of expertise that they might be lacking, post it on their webpage.
Monday 2/4 Intro to DSP Homemade Sensors
Homework (Due Mon 2/11): Decide on Final Project. Make a full Project Plan and timeline.
Wednesday 2/6 Class discussion about overall exhibit Work Day
Monday 2/11 Work Day
Homework (Due Wed 2/13): Choose 1 reading and be prepared to summarize it for the class.
Wednesday 2/13 Discuss Readings Work Day
Monday 2/18 No Class
Wednesday 2/20 Work Day
Monday 2/25 Tech Lecture 2 (Topic TBD based on Class Projects) Group Discussion about Curation
Homework (Due Wed 2/27): Choose 1 reading and be prepared to summarize it for the class.
Wednesday 2/27 Work Day Discuss Readings
Homework (Due Mon 3/4): Prepare, and post on your website, an updated summary of where your work stands and what needs to be done to complete it. Asses whether you feel you are moving in the right direction and if you need to make any significant changes.
Monday 3/4 Work Day
Wednesday 3/6 Work Day
Monday 3/11 Final Projects Due
Wednesday 3/13 Create an install plan for exhibit.