MAT 265 Open Projects in Optical/Motion-Computational Processes

George Legrady

Elings Hall, lab 2611, CNSI Building 2nd floor - Tues-Thurs 1-2:50pm

Course Format

MAT265 is a studio production course to allow students to concentrate on a project of their own interest within the topic of computation and visualization. The goals of the course are to provide opportunities for creative experimentation, potentially culminating with a project, or proposal, or research development, or dissertation work.

The workload consists of regular individual meetings and occasional group presentations to share with the class the evolution of each students's work. Milestones include:

1) identifying a topic of interest
2) proceed to define the schedule to realize the project by the end of the 10-week course
3) Document the 10 week work to be posted at this website.

Course Focus Students produce individual research and experimentation to review weekly. Some topics covered:
. Experimental studio optical-computation-machine research
. Machine-learning and photography
. Aesthetics driven computational studio practice
. Differentiations between practice and research, artistic and scientific methodologies


Arielle Gilmore

Kio Grifitth

Lena Mathew

Weihao Qiu

Weidi Zhang

Spring Project Reports

Language of Technology - is an interactive data visualization where users can learn and analyse the historical trends between 1987 and 2019 culled from documentation from Ars Electronica and ACM (Association of Computing Machinvery) .

Post-Covidian Exhibition Strategies - A research on the curatorial and exhibition situation in Los Angeles in the spring of 2020 during the Covid-19 era

Brain Computer Interface - Artistic explorations of VEP (Visual Evoked Potentials)

Project Analysis - The poster describes a new artist-machine creative process that not only incorporates CNN and RL but also maintains artists’ participation in the process. To contextualize the new process, the post gives a chronological overview of other kinds of creation processes in different historical times.

Cangjie - An interactive Intelligent System Design