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UCSB's Online Schedule of Classes:

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Schedule of Classes - Winter 2020

Course
Day
Time
Location
Course Code

INT 80EM

Mediated Worlds/THEMAS Engineering+Mathematics Emphasis

4 units

Instructors: M. Novak, A. Crawshaw

TR
3:30-4:45pm
Arts 1356
27789, 27797, 27805

Description

Integrative overview of media arts and technologies, emphasizing the interconnections between technologies and humanities (means and ends), engineering and mathematics (concrete and abstract), and arts and science (synthesis and analysis). The THEMAS model proposes a continuum across disciplines previously separated by narrow specializations. This class emphasizes Engineering+Mathematics (concrete/abstract) within the overall model of THEMAS.

MAT 201B

Computing with Media Data

4 units

Instructor: K. Yerkes

TR
12-1:50pm
Elings Hall 2003
30452

Description

Hands-on introduction to developing multimedia applications. Representation and perception of sound, images, and time. Media computing paradigms including OOP, callbacks, multithreading, OpenGL, distributed computing, algorithmic control, indeterminacy, real-time interactivity, and mapping data between sensory modalities. Students develop a series of audiovisual works (as C++ software) leading to a final project.

MAT 240B

Digital Audio Programming

4 units

Instructor: K. Yerkes

TR
10-11:50am
Elings Hall 2003
30460

Description

A six-quarter practical programming course devoted to digital audio applications development. The emphasis is on learning to use current state-of-the-art programming methods, tools, and library APIs. Programming assignments are given in the C, C++, Java, Smalltalk and/or SuperCollider programming language. Topics: A. Using Commerical I/O APIs; B. Spectral Transformations; C. Spatial Sound Manipulation; D. Sound Synthesis Techniques; E. Multi-rate Control and Synchronization; F. Media Application Integration.

MAT 259A

Projects in Visualizing Information

4 units

Instructor: G. Legrady

TR
3:30-5:20pm
Elings Hall 2611
30478

Description

Project-based course focused on aesthetics of algorithmic visualization. Course concentration on fundamentals of data visualization and design, with an emphasis on data query, analysis, processing and visualization in linear, 2D frequency, and spatial map visualizations.

MAT 261C

Transvergence Seminar II

4 units

Instructor: M. Novak

W
2-5pm
Elings Hall 2615
30486

Description

Introduction to Transmodal Continuum. n-dimensional conceptions of space (and form) after Riemann. Scalar, vector, and tensor fields and beyond. Digital, physical, biological, and neurophysiological considerations in the poetics of the very small. Models of morphogenetic and evolutionary developmental emergence. World making and ontology.

MAT 261D

Transvergence Studio II

4 units

Instructor: M. Novak

W
6-9pm
Elings Hall 2615
30494

Description

Trans Architectures: The Pantopicon, Habitable Cinema, and Invisible Architectures. Multi-agent systems: Implementation of morphogenetic and developmental models of emergence. Design and implementation of everted virtual environments and eversive Worldmaking. Locative Worldmaking: linking locative media, online worlds, tracked/sensed space, and eversive virtual environments.

MAT 265

Open Projects in Optical/Motion - Computational Processes

4 units

Instructor: G. Legrady

TR
1-2:50pm
Elings Hall 2611
30502

Description

Student defined research projects course focused on optical, or other imaging/sensing device interfaced with a computer such as anamorphs, experiments in multiple exposure, spatial & virtual exploration, distance/presence, reflection and penetration (x-ray, infrared, medical (MRI, PET), etc.

MAT 276LB

Digital Audio Montage

2 units

Instructor: C. Roads

M
3-5pm
Music 2215
30528

Description

Second quarter of a three-quarter sequence course concentrating on studio based composition.

MAT 293

Internship in Industry

1-4 units

Instructor: Use specific instructor code

TBD
TBD
TBD
30536

Description

Special projects for selected students. Offered in conjunction with selected industrial and research under direct faculty supervision. Prior departmental approval required.

MAT 299

Independent Study

4 units

Instructor: TBD

TBD
TBD
TBD
30544

Description

Independent research under the guidance of a faculty member in the department. Offers an opportunity to qualified students to undertake independent research or work in a group laboratory in digital media arts and technology.

MAT 502

Teaching in MAT

1-4 units

Instructor: TBD

TBD
TBD
TBD
30551

MAT 594CE

CREATE Ensemble

1 unit

Instructor: K. Yerkes

F
2-4:50pm
Girv 1106
30577

Description

Hands on practical approach to composition, improvisation, critique, refinement, and research dedicated to live performance.

Open to laptops, new interfaces for artistic expression, audiovisual art, live coding, local and/or wide area networked performance, interactive dance, music for acoustic and electronic instruments, performance art, trans-categorical live performance, etc.

Prerequisite: graduate standing in MAT or Music or consent of instructor; students are expected to contribute some combination of technical development, composition, and/or performance skills. Optionally, take in conjunction with independent study for related research.

We will prepare one structured improvisation for the entire group and several smaller pieces according to our resources. Will discuss many potential venues on and off campus for events.

MAT 594H

Special Topics in Multimedia Engineering, Visual Arts or Electronic Music.

4 units

Instructor: Y. Visell

TR
2-3:15pm
Elings Hall 2003
30585

MAT 594P

Special Topics in Multimedia Engineering, Visual Arts or Electronic Music.

1-4 units

Instructor: J. Kuchera-Morin

MW
10am-12pm
Elings Hall 2809
30593

Description

MAT 594P is a studio class for creating or adding to your professional portfolio. The work can be any media installation, composition, performance, or material computing project. It is also a media composition class, where we go through each persons’s process of how they compose media art works of any type. These works can be visual, sonic, interactive, material, and they do not have to include all modalities, it is whatever you are working on. Students will present their work weekly and the we will go through the process of making media art works. You can use any software you wish for this class.

MAT 594R

Academic Research Writing

1 unit

Instructor: C. Roads

F
5-6pm
Elings Hall 2003
30601

MAT 594X

Special Topics

1-4 units

Instructor: J. Jacobs

TR
3-4:50pm
Elings Hall 2003
64402

MAT 595M

Media Arts and Technology Seminar Series

1 unit

Instructor: M. Peljhan

M
1-2:30pm
Elings Hall 1601
30619

Description

A weekly writing, theory and guest lectures seminar, focused on research topics of interest to the wide fields at the intersection of media arts and technology. The seminar is organized in topical modules, covering writing methodologies, media theory, philosophy and critique.

MAT 596

Directed Research

2-12 units

Instructor: Use specific instructor code

TBD
TBD
TBD
30627

MAT 597

Individual Study, PhD exams

1-12 units

Instructor: Use specific instructor code

TBD
TBD
TBD
30635

MAT 598

Master's Thesis/Project Research

1-12 units

Instructor: Use specific instructor code

TBD
TBD
TBD
30643

MAT 599

PhD Dissertation Research and Preparation

1-12 units

Instructor: Use specific instructor code

TBD
TBD
TBD
30650

Miscellaneous

M - Monday,  T - Tuesday,  W - Wednesday,  R - Thursday,  F - Friday.

Choose your electives from Art, Computer Science, ECE, and Music, then have them approved by the instructor.

Instructor Codes: A. Cabrera (17), T. Höllerer (27), J. Jacobs (02), J. Kuchera-Morin (33), G. Legrady (09), M. Novak (03), M. Peljhan (11), C. Roads (08), Y. Visell (18), K. Yerkes (21).