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|::: FALL 2004
::: ART 388
::: ADVANCED ART ON THE INTERNET
::: Mon & Wed 10:30am - 12:20pm ::: FA 112 ::: SANTIAGO ECHEVERRY
This class will address the history and culture of the Internet and explore the World Wide Web as an artists' domain for publication and expressive creation. Special emphasis will be placed upon defining the differences between client side and server side creations, and how these affect the content that can be provided by an artist. It will also emphasize on the evolution of multimedia into hypermedia, through the usage of client/server tools, web services and programming languages.
Readings / Requirements
Update permanently your website on the UMBC Server with every single project you create.
Readings will be distributed throughout the semester. Critiques will frequently be initiated from various topics covered in the readings. In order to participate effectively you will need to have read the required texts and be able to articulate your responses to them within the context of class discussion and critique.
Get your own USB mini storage card, such as SanDisks, memorysticks or others, get one that will be at least 256 MB. Students must have plenty of CD-R blank cds in order to store and transfer files. You can also use your own portable hard-drives or iPods, in case you have any.
You are also welcome to use your own laptops, please bring them to every class. Make sure you have an ethernet cable to connect to the network.
No email or chatting will be allowed during our sessions. All the cell phones should be silenced. NO EATING or DRINKING in the labs will be tolerated, unless it is required by a medical prescription.
No animals, persons or yourselves will be harmed during the production of your assignments and final project. Nothing can justify harming physically or psychologically a living creature - including yourselves. You are responsible for the respect of other students, and I count on your integrity for this.
ARAFILES, VICTOR | vic1
ARAVANIS, GEOFFREY | ag2
BROOKS, KYLE | brooks4
IANNACCI, ANTHONY | ant1
LIT, WAI | wlit2
MAESER, JASON | jmaeser1
MOONEY, MICHAEL | smooney1
PALENCIA, ANNE | apa1
PEREGRINA, EDWIN | epereg1
POTOTSCHNIK, JOSEPH | jpotot1
TA, JERRY | jerryta1
TURTON, ANN | annt1
|1||Wed, Sep 01||Introduction - Syllabus, goals of the class, required readings, general presentation of the students. Evolution of electronic elements in their sociopolitical environment: Century of Lights, Industrial Revolution, XXth Century. Telegraph, Telephone, Wireless CB, Radio, and Television.||Readings:
History of the Internet, Internet for Historians
Personal computer milestones
Rachel Greene | INTERNET ART
|2||Wed, Sep 08||VACUUM TUBES, ENIAC, From analog to digital. 1/0 . BIT/BYTE. Transistors. The first computers.. ASCII Art. History of the web from cold war paranoia to homeland security. Arpanet, Evolution of the web. Definition of CLIENT/ SERVER side. Applications and examples. TEXT as the base for all Internet creation. SSH, SFTP, FUGU, Fetch, FTP. Basic HTML, structure, theory, open source. More Basic HTML, definitions, syntax, examples, text coding, browser particularities. CSS: Fonts, sizes, colors. Images.
||Digital ASCII art: each student has to present 3 pieces of digital ASCII art, both printed and on their website. Due Monday Sep 13th.
|3||Mon, Sep 13
Wed, Sep 15
|Digital Ascii Art Critique
Advanced HTML: display of information, CSS, font control
Cascading Style Sheets
|Using strict XHTML+CSS, transform your original digital ascii creations into interactive css creations, or if you prefer, you can create at least 3 new ascii projects
Due Monday Sep 20th
|4||Mon, Sep 20
Wed, Sep 22
|Digital Ascii Art to CSS Critique
Divisions, tables, images, transparent gifs, absolute and relative positioning
|Visual Poem Project: transform your favorite poem/text ( at least 20 lines ) into a visual html project, using basic CSS, images, tables, fonts, colors
Due Monday Sep 27th
|5||Mon, Sep 27
Wed, Sep 29
|Visual Poem Critique
Advanced HTML: Iframes/frames. Advantages and disadvantages. Embedding Applets, SWF, DCR, QT movs. Sounds and animation.
|Using XHTML/CSS and any editor of your choice, create your own extended family tree, using frames, images, sounds, animations. You will show all the relations between the different members of your extended family. embed at least one applet ( dcr, swf, mov... ) . Due Monday Oct 04th
|6||Mon, Oct 04
Wed, Oct 06
|Extended Family Tree Project Critique
XHTML DTDs, examples, definition, design, pre-production. Applied XHTML
|7||Mon, Oct 11
Wed, Oct 13
|Create a mini site that will explore the possibilties of Dynamic HTML, rollovers, motion, alteration of content, resizing, randomness, etc... - Open topic. HAVE FUN!
Due Monday Oct 18th
|8||Mon, Oct 18
Wed, Oct 20
|DHTML Project Critique
I of the Vortex, Rodolfo Llinás
Due Monday Nov 1st
|9||Mon, Oct 25
Wed, Oct 27
Memory Project Workshop
|10||Mon, Nov 01
Wed, Nov 03
|Memory Project Critique
Server side programming / includes. SECURITY ISSUES on the Server. Handling of information via PHP -
|11||Mon, Nov 08
Wed, Nov 10
|PHP Syntax and examples, $_GET and $_POSTPHP exercises 1, hidden buttons in forms, dynamic display. PHP and Databases, Understanding DBs, example of tab delimited text db.
|1) Activate a webmail form in your website.
2) Create your own personal BLOG. Use it!
Due Monday Nov 15th
|12||Mon, Nov 15
Wed, Nov 17
|Blog / Email presentation
PHP Syntax and examples
|Community project: create a mini site where a specific target community will be able to exchange information about any given topic of their interest, using XHTML, JS and PHP.
Due Monday Nov 29th
|13||Mon, Nov 22
Wed, Nov 24
|PHP Structure, templates, organization.
Community Project Workshop.
|14||Mon, Nov 29
Wed, Dec 01
|Dynamic PHP, web services, XML, wireless connectivity, real interactivity, DataBases.
|15||Mon, Dec 06
Wed, Dec 08
|Final project workshop|
|16||Mon, Dec 13
|17||Mon, Dec 20
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