MAT200A Art & Technology

George Legrady
Andres Burbano

Tues, Thur 12:30pm-2:30pm - Experimental Visualization Lab 2611, Elings Hall (CNSI)

Final Projects
Daniel Bazo Crystalline Permutations | pdf
John Delaney The Topology Wall | pdf
YuanYi Fan Agarose | pdf
Solen Kiratli Dynamic Nanoscapes | pdf
Ritesh Lala Perceptive Resolution | pdf
Qian Liu CNSI Heart | pdf
Karl Yerkes Radicle | mov

Video 3 best presentations | mov

Course Objectives

Course Goals

Course Format
  The M200a course “Case Studies in Art & Technology” introduces a number of issues specific to an arts and engineering interdisciplinary program. The course begins by formulating artistic practice as a research activity, a form of prototyping of ideas that address the synthesis of personal perspective with conceptualization, materials, systems, processes, structure, content and iterative prototyping.

Presentation of case studies and readings that exemplify genres and themes provide an overview of selected topics representative of the discipline. For engineers and musicians, the course functions as an introduction to the discipline. For artists/designers/architects who come from a wide range of backgrounds, the course functions to created common ground and as a platform where they can contribute their specialized knowledge. For MAT, 200a functions to introduce and enhance arts-engineering interdisciplinary collaborative work.

For each lecture, there will be reading assignments with an online report to include links which will be posted at the course website. (this page). A series of assignments leading to the final project will define the development and design process: the final project will consist of a team based project proposal, to be permanently posted with the course schedule. The Final Project is realized through teamwork, as the interdisciplinary artist-sound-engineer team approach is a crucial learning component. The project is challenging as it provides an overview of the design and development process of a digital media artwork consisting of the following: Brainstorming; research; concept development; sketching, visual identity, aesthetics; production details, budget, venues, target audience definition. Students are encouraged to take the process as far as each team is capable.

200a Maillist | Archive | Preparation

[1]...... 09.24 Th

Course Introduction Art as Research/Research as Art

F2008 | F2007 | F2006 | F2005 | F2004 | W2003 | W2002 | SP2001

Some examples of final projects from previous courses:
Complexity Garden | Rebirth | MetaMesh | Ubicup | Echo ))) | MediaMatter |

Course Theme: WHO, WHAT, HOW-materials, HOW-methods, WHY-Content, Idea Translation

Media Arts Literature Overview
Brief description of the discipline with an overview of the key literature of the past 10 years with some earlier historical examples

[2].......09.29 Tu

  WHO: Expertise, skills, experiences, personal perspectives, personal history

Discipline Overview

An overview of the Media Arts Discipline: What are the range of expertise; multidisciplinary influences; methods of work; formats, venues, audiences, funding, etc.

"Catalyst", chapter 1, ArtScience, David Edwards

10.01 Th
Student Presentations

[3]...... 10.06 Tu


  WHAT: Research and Data Collection
CNSI Project Details | CNSI/Elings |
Site-Specific: Kahn | Moeller | Neuhaus | Fontana | SPL : OMA Concept Book

Art & Science as Cultural Acts, Information Arts, Stephen Wilson
10.08 Th
Andres Burbano presentation

[4]....... 10.13 Tu   WHAT: Research and Concept Development
Sensable City | Wharf |

The Theory of Conceptual Metaphor, Making Truth, Theodore L. Brown | Conceptual Metaphor

10.15 Th

Karl Yerkes root as system
Solen Kiratli dynamic energy | pp presentation
YuanYi Fan wall as interface
Ritesh Lala screen/material | photosynth
Qian Liu UCSB/UCLA nanoLink
James Darling car movement view
Daniel Bazo bio-physics-nano
John Delaney nano and transparent wall

[5]...... 10.20 Tu


  HOW I: Research in Materials & Technique

Expression & Aesthetics in Science & Art, Jules-Rosette

10.22 Th


[6]...... 10.27 Tu


  HOW I: Prototyping & Elements

Bricoleur & Engineer: Science of the Concrete, Levi-Strauss | Aronowitz |
10.29 Th

[7]...... 11.03 Tu

  HOW II: Research in Methods & IDEA TRANSLATION

11.05 Th

Student Presentations

Karl Yerkes Radicle, Materials
Solen Kiratli presentation
YuanYi Fan Agarose
Ritesh Lala Perceptive Resolution/ Breathing Wall
Qian Liu CNSI Heart | image
James Darling Campus Videomosaic
Daniel Bazo Crystalline Permutations at CNSI
John Delaney Scanning Topology Microscope

[8]...... 11.10 Tu
  HOW II: Research in Methods & IDEA TRANSLATION

11.12 Th


[9]...... 11.17 Tu

  WHY: Content Development
11.19 Th   TBA

[10].... 11.24 Tu
  WHY: Content Development
11.26 Th

[11]...... 12.1 Tu   Dead Week: Final Production | Individual Team Meetings
12.3 Th
Dead Week: Final Production | Individual Team Meetings

[12].... 12.08 Tu