ART210 | Beginning Computer Art | Fall 2005
CAS 123 | 08/29/05 - 12/15/05
Section KM | Mon-Wed | 5:00p - 7:20p
Section D | Tue-Thu | 10:30a - 12:20p
secheverry at ut.edu | R.K. Bailey 131 | 813 - 253 3333 x 3769
Office hours by appointment only
Mon / Wed 3:30 - 4:45 PM
|1 - I / 0
08/29 - 09/01
|Syllabus, goals of the class, required readings, general presentation and statistics of the students.
From analog to digital. Bits/Bytes. Eniac, vacuum tubes and transistors. Television as the first decomposition of reality into measurable electric pulses, evolving into the base of digital control.
Christiane Paul | DIGITAL ART
What is a blog?
Personal computer milestones
| Choose your favorite public BLOG space and create your own BLOG, where you will be posting your feelings and ideas throughout the entire semester, an ongoing diary for the class. Post your first feelings of the class in it.
Send me an email BEFORE THE FOLLOWING CLASS from your personal UT account, letting me know 1) who you are, describing yourself and telling me what you expect from your life as an artist 2) what did you learn from the readings 3) the url of your blog.
|2 - Digital World
09/05 - 09/08
|The first PC, early artistic approaches to digital art. ASCII art. Realistic imaging Vs. vectorial creation. Software and Hardware evolution, debugging. Graphic User Interface: APPLE OS. Evolution of Apple OS into OSX, 1984, Blade Runner, Cyberpunk. Environment, native applications, logic and processing.
History of Macintosh
Lev Manovich | IMAGE AFTER THE MATRIX - BLACKBOARD
| ASCII ART: Analog (drawn, hand made, collage...) and Digital (TextEdit, stickies...). 2 works of each. Print the digital ascii art and bring it to the class along with your analog works.
|3 - Pixel World
09/12 - 09/15
|The real world translated into a digital world. Adobe Photoshop. How to capture reality: digital cameras, scanners. How to alter that reality with a digital tool. RGB vs CMYK, resolution, print size vs. pixel size. Layers, tools, cropping, copying, pasting. Filters.
Interview - Dominic Lopes - BLACKBOARD
| Digital Autoscopy: self portrait alterations using your own pictures and your own scanned self. At least 3 different images. Store the images in your server
Photoshop crash course
Intro to PS Filters
|4 - Pixel World
09/19 - 09/22
|Optimization of files, understanding compression via Adobe ImageReady/Fireworks. PSD Vs TIFF Vs PNG Vs JPG Vs PIC Vs GIF. Particularities of file size, differences and unique features of each format
GIF vs JPG
Whatever happened to PNG
Optimizing your images
Death of the websafe palette?
| Optimize your autoscopies, recompress to TIFF, PNG, JPG and GIF compare the original file and pixel sizes with the new sizes.|
|5 - Vector World
09/26 - 09/29
|Vector shapes, implications for design, Adobe Illustrator/Freehand, resolution free, tools, layers, compatibility.
Learning Illustrator CS
| Create 3 self posters, involving fonts and basic design principles. Print them so you can show them in the next class. Bring the original AI files in your jump drive. Explore Soviet Posters - Gallery from the U. of Birmingham|| USSR Propaganda and go to the gallery || American War Posters from the library of Northwestern University (BEAUTIFUL!)|
|6 - Vector World
10/03 - 10/06
|Filters, advanced tools. Notions of basic design, corporate image. Typography, Fonts, choice of faces. Dealing with printers, pantone colors, universal formats...
• Create 2 postcards at 5x4 inches , 300 DPI minimum with your own images. Print them, crop them.
Explore Google: LOGO
7 - Printed World
Organizing the information on the paper: Quark. From the screen to reality. Quark objects, control of text / image areas. Displaying information, flow of information. Rulers, guides
• Using pixel images, vector shapes, fonts, create two versions of your favorite poem in a maximalist and a minimalistic way. 4 page pamphlet in one 8.5"x11" sheet of paper.
|8 - Printed World
10/17 - 10/20
||• Using six separate 8"x8" sheets of paper (a total of 12 pages including cover/back) illustrate unconventionally your favorite horror story. More details to be given during class.|
|9 - MIDTERM
10/24 - 10/27
|10 - NETWORKS
10/31 - 11/03
|Evolution of networked environments; from paranoia to the web, Arpanet, Compuserve, Mosaic, Netscape, IE, Safari, Firefox. AOL, virtual communities. Server Side Vs. Client Side, standards, W3C, HTML, Displaying information on the screen, limitations of web design. User oriented design. CSS.
Rachel Greene | INTERNET ART
History of the Internet, Internet for Historians
Be ready to comment on the readings in the next class
|11 - WEB DESIGN
11/7 - 11/10
|The web as the perfect integrator of Digital Creation. Text, HTML, CSS, images, tables. Dreamweaver : scripting made easy, more on images. HYPERMEDIA
| Create the index page of your own website in your UT.EDU server.
Choose your favorite poem / text / lyrics and transform it into a VISUAL HTML POEM including images and text - NEW!!!! POST IT IN YOUR http://utweb.ut.edu/yourusername server!!! and link to it from your INDEX.HTM page
|12 - WEB DESIGN
11/14 - 11/17
|Advanced CSS, positioning, divisions. Fonts, sizes, differences between browsers. Browser objects, properties, control of properties. Classes, IDs, sub-classes.
Baudrillard in Cyberspace | Mark Nunes
| Transform your horror story into an on-line story. Create a html page for each of the pages in your booklet.
13 - WEB DESIGN
|More html, integrating all the pieces, hyperlinking, iFrames, tables, divisions, CSS. Menus, Navigation, Information architecture.
Websites to explore and comment:
Speed and Information: Cyberspace Alarm! | Paul Virilio - BLACKBOARD
• You will be presenting your ideas for the final project after Thanksgiving. It is your portfolio, with all the projects you created during the entire semester.
|11/24 - 11/25||THANKSGIVING|
|14 - WEB DESIGN
11/28 - 12/01
||Re-design your web-site, make sure all your projects are linked. Present your ideas for the final project: Your Digital Portfolio|
|15 - WORKSHOP
12/05 - 12/08
|Final project workshop|
|16 - FINALS
12/12 - 12/15
|FINAL PROJECTS PRESENTATION - EVERYONE MUST BE PRESENT|