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James Coupe
DXARTS 470
Seattle Campus

Sensing and Control Systems for Digital Arts

Covers basic electronics for integrating sensors and actuators into art installations and performance. Includes real-time systems programming and design using simple software tools for controlling video and audio as well as hardware tools for data I/O to control electromechanical and sensing devices.

Class description

DXARTS 470, Sensing and Control Systems for Digital Art, is a studio course taught at the DXARTS warehouse in Fremont. The class covers software for controlling video and audio, as well as basic electronics for integrating sensors and actuators into art installations and devices. In building a critical language with which to analyse relationships between real and virtual, static and mobile, local and remote, online and offline, students are encouraged to implement new tools, new systems and new presentational scenarios for their work. The concentration in the class is on prepackaged but flexible tools, and rapid prototyping processes.

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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.
Last Update by James Coupe
Date: 11/05/2009