A few quick notes from the first week of class:

Lecture Attendence - The vast majority of course material will be presented during Friday lecture sessions. These are not recorded, and while lecture slides will usually be available via Canvas, these are not intended as a subsitute for lecture. It is extremely important to attend the Friday lecture sessions.

CCRMA Accounts - Hopefully anyone who didn’t have a CCRMA account got one after class on Friday. If you still don’t have one, plan on coming to class early on Tuesday or staying after to get set up. Your CCRMA account means you can access the building after hours, access WiFi, log in to the CCRMA workstations in the ballroom, and ssh into the CCRMA machines. The dedicated CCRMA server for remote access is ccrma-gate(at)stanford(dot)edu, or you can ssh into any of the specific workstations (the names/ip’s are on the front of each workstation). As stated on the lab page, it’s preferred for you to work locally, just so you can utilize the audio playback Matlab functionality. This usually only comprises a small portion of the lab, so you can split up remote / local work if you want.

Game On Talks - Please sign up for a Game On talk as soon as possible. We will only have a maximum of two talks per class meeting. If no spots remain for the rest of the quarter and you have not given your Game On talk, your grade for the talk will be forfeit. We have approximately 30 students and 18 class meetings remaining, which means only 6 slots can go unused for everyone to give a talk! Don’t get left out!

Reminder Lab 1 is due Tuesday - Canvas submissions for Matlab portion of the lab (a single zipped folder) and links to videos should be turned by class time on Tuesday. Remember we won’t actually play our board games until the following Friday, but you’ll want to get started with Lab 2 after Tuesday’s class since we’ll be playing them next Friday also. The Matlab portion of Lab 2 won’t be due until the following Tuesday, although you will need some Matlab-generated audio samples for your Sonified Pong Games.


Fridays, 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM
CCRMA Classroom (Knoll 217)


Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:50 PM
CCRMA Classroom (Knoll 217)

Office Hours

Monday 6-8 PM
Friday 1-2 PM
CCRMA Ballroom


Post on Piazza


Poppy Crum

Mark Hertensteiner
Teaching Assistant