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James Coupe
DXARTS 471
Seattle Campus

Mechatronic Art, Design, and Fabrication I

Part one of three-quarter studio sequence exploring mechatronic art systems. Includes mechanics, electronics, software, advanced fabrication methods and real-time audio/video processing. Offered: A.

Class description

DXARTS 471 is the first part of a unique three-quarter studio sequence exploring mechatronic art systems. The sequence is aimed at artists who want to expand their practice to include mechanics, electronics, software, advanced fabrication methods and real-time audio/video processing. Past student projects have included interactive sensor-driven video installations, self-sustaining biorobotic devices and mobile telematic systems.

Students are not assumed to have any prior technical experience and will be given comprehensive instruction in the form of lectures, laboratory sessions, workshops and critiques. The class is taught at DXARTS� Fremont warehouse facility, equipped with state of the art fabrication shops that include milling machines, plasma cutters, and PCB routers.

Acceptance into the sequence is highly competitive; only 10 places are available each year. Application forms are online at http://www.washington.edu/dxarts/academics.php Please address any questions to the instructor: coupe@u.washington.edu

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by James Coupe
Date: 07/10/2006