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December 10, 2007

All Documentation Due - Midnight Tuesday 12/18

We are concluding an interesting and challenging semester exploring concepts related to interactive art and new media technologies for developing our ideas.


Please add your documentation to the blog for review prior to 12 midnight on Tuesday December 18th, 2007.

Documentation for the semester includes:

Touch project
- Written project description
- Concept drawing and/or diagram of your project
- Video of your prototype in action. (you can archive your video via Media Mill)
- Photo of your prototype.
- Close up photo of your electronics/circuits.
- Photo or Screen grab of your program.
- Uploaded file of your program.

Documentation of your Artist Presentation
- Link to examples of the artist's work
- Describe how this artist's work informs your own thinking.

Final Project
- Written project description
- Concept drawing and/or diagram of your project idea
- Video of your prototype in action. (you can archive your video via Media Mill)
- Photo of your prototype.
- Close up photo of your electronics/circuits.
- Photo or Screen grab of your program.
- Uploaded file of your program.
- Description of what, if anything, you would change about this project

Process
- any examples of work in process - things that worked, things that did not work, things that you were curious about.

November 29, 2007

Final Presentations

Final Presentations are scheduled for:

Tuesday December 11th
9:00 to 12:00 noon

From 9 - 10 am the 1601
Introduction to Time and Interactivity class will visit and offer feedback

Thursday December 13th
9:00 to 12:00 noon

Thursday December 6th
Karen will be available to consult with you about lighting

We are making arrangements to reserve the Installation and Performance space for set up beginning 9:00 am on Friday December 7th through 11 pm December 13th.

All installations will need to be removed by 11:00 pm on Thursday December 13th.

We will confirm these set up time dates on Tuesday December 4th and confirm the installation spaces on the room map.

October 18, 2007

Spring 08 Course in materials

I found this course in the Design Institute that's offered next semester. I know it's a 3xxx level course, but that might be useful to some of you; for others, there may be a way to take it at a 4xxx level. Either way, it sounds interesting! Check out the course description:

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October 4, 2007

Arduino Workshops

Advanced Session -
Monday October 8th @ 11:20

Beginner Session-
Wednesday October 10th @ 9

both in 123w

October 1, 2007

October 6th: Class for Soft and Bright Circuts

Hello Everyone!

I received this email and thought I would pass it on. Wish I could attend, but I have a funeral that day. If anyone decides to go, I would love a detailed report!

~jessica


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> I am teaching an adult class at the Science Museum of Minnesota. The class runs for two days, Thursday and Saturday. I thought you might know someone who would be interested. Could you pass this information along?
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> Soft and Bright Circuits
> Taught by Kinetic Toy Sculptor, Anastasia Ward, this class is a wonderful introduction to circuits, LEDs, and kinetic sculpture. Create a basic circuit using LEDs, motors, switches, push buttons, and a battery. Then take apart electronics and toys, recycling their electrical components in order to build a soft and bright kinetic sculpture.
> When: Thursday, October 4; 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, October 6; 9 a.m. - noon
> Course Code: ZSB
> Fee: $66, $58 Science Museum members
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> If your interested, you can check out the registration at
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> http://www.smm.org/classes/adult/catalog/
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September 18, 2007

Wine, jazz, and art . . . what more could you want?

Unwind at the Goldstein Museum of Design this Thursday, at the Gallery Grooves event!

Goldstein Museum of Design
240 McNeal Hall, U of M St. Paul campus
Sept 20, 2007
7-9pm

Gallery Grooves: http://www.rakemag.com/rewards/section_detail.aspx?itemID=20060&catID=218&SelectCatID=218

Products of Our Time exhibit info: http://goldstein.che.umn.edu/exhibitions.html

Phillip Wood will lecture in 33 McNeal Hall at 7:30 p.m. CITIZEN:Citizen is a San Francisco-based, conceptual design studio that represents designers such as Patrik Fredrikson, Ian Stallard, and Tobias Wong. Wood will discuss "how objects contain and resonate cultural concerns, histories, ideologies, etc.; how objects accumulate new standing within a virtual world; how craft is emotionally compelling; and how culture and societies imbue meaning and value into objects -- more than the designers of those objects would care to admit."