Generative Art, Computational Media, and Creative Coding|
In this course, students will learn to use computers and software as platforms for creative expression. Following a series of intensive coding workshops, students will learn to execute projects involving chance operations, rule-based systems, simulated autonomy, and interactivity. These projects will emerge as animations, drawings, prints, and screen-based artworks. Students will work primarily with the creative coding applications Processing and Grasshopper. These are coding environments designed by artists to facilitate the use of data, mathematics, and computation in visual practice. In addition to learning to program, students will translate their code into physical artifacts using computer-driven hardware such as a CNC router, a laser cutter, and Arduinos. Additionally, students will be exposed to the history and practice of generative and computational art through lectures and student presentations. This conceptual work will emphasize the formal and critical paradigms of computational media and design beginning in the 1960s.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Casey Reas, Chandler Williams, LUST - FORM+CODE
Casey Reas, Ben Fry - PROCESSING: A PROGRAMMING HANDBOOK FOR VISUAL DESIGNERS AND ARTISTS
Hartmut Bohnacker, Benedikt Gross, Julia Laub, and Claudius Lazzeroni - GENERATIVE DESIGN
Matter Pearson - GENERATIVE ART
|Examination and Assignments: |
6 short formal assignments, a 20-minute student presentation, a midterm project, and a final self-directed project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Interviews will be Tuesday, November 7 and Thursday, November 9 from 12:00 - 1:00 in the Digital Design Studio (DDS). Please make a POI request in your portfolio before coming to the interview. It will be first come first serve.
|Instructor(s): Chenier,Christopher James Times: .M.W... 10:45AM-01:15PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 14
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|