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Textbook

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CS210: Art Programming: Creating Art Using the Medium of Computers


Course Description

This is a programming-based art course in which students will learn about and create artwork through the medium of computer code. They will be introduced to a variety of tools that facilitate the code-driven production of artworks, along with historical approaches to the creation of algorithmic art. This course will be run on the model of studio art courses and will therefore include critique sessions along with technique presentation and in-class work. Project work may involve graphics, animation, sound, interactivity, and other media. Prerequisite: one programming course (in any language). This course satisfies Division I distribution requirements.

Meeting Time

Tuesday, Thursday:
12:30pm-1:50pm
Adele Simmons Hall
Room: 126
January 28, 2009-May 6, 2009

Instructor

Paul Dickson
Phone: x5861, off campus (413) 559-5861
E-Mail: pedcs-at-hampshire.edu
Office: room 204 Adele Simmons Hall

Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Tuesday, Thursday 3:30 PM-4:30 PM (Thursdays will sometimes be missed due to school meetings)
by appointment

Textbook

Required text:
Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists
by Casey Reas and Ben Fry
The MIT Press

Evaluation

Course evaluation will be based on students ability to learn course material, write working code, create interesting artwork and participate in class critiques. This cannot be done without homework assignments being turned in on time. To receive an evaluation you must earn as many points as there are assignments given over the course of the semester. For example if 11 assignments are given you must get 11 points for an evaluation. For every assignment turned in on time you receive a point. For every assignment turned in a day early you receive 2 points and for every assignment not turned in you lose 2 points. As with all Hampshire College courses academic honesty is expected, make sure your are familiar with the Hampshire's official statement on plagiarism.


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