Focuses on the production of artworks that make use of real-time information networks. Topics include Internet art, database-driven art, and telematic installation art. Prerequisite: either DXARTS 470, DXARTS 473, or permission of instructor.
We will use a range of hardware (microcontrollers, electronics, mechanics, robotics), software and fabrication methods (woodwork, metalwork, rapid prototyping, etc.) to build experimental art systems. Focus will be on establishing a critical vocabulary for highly interdisciplinary mechatronic art practice. This class is appropriate for advanced students from DXARTS, Art, Music, Dance, EE and any other relevant discipline.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Classes takes place at DXARTS' warehouse studio off-campus. The class incorporates lectures, demonstrations, workshops, critiques.
This class is open to students from any relevant discipline. Existing prerequisites will be waived providing students can demonstrate enough knowledge from parallel disciplines. Please address any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested students should complete the online application form available at http://www.washington.edu/dxarts/academics.php
Class assignments and grading
Assignments are practice based: initially small projects based upon skill acquistion, leading up to a substantial final art project.