01: Feb 01:
research prompt: choose a piece of digital technology you use on a daily basis (device, app, etc) and produce at least one "research receipt" on any of it's unintended side-effects. Be prepared to discuss your findings in class next week.
02: Feb 08:
read: "Glitch Throws Shade" from Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto by Legacy Russell.
sketch: choose from one of the two glitch assignments which we discussed in class: "wrong tool for the job" or "bug collection". Be prepared to share how you chose to respond to the prompt and any interesting artifacts resulting from the process.
03: Feb 15:
read: "Lovelace – The Origin" by Sydney Padua, from her comic book "The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage"
watch: Sydney Padua | Talks at Google
research prompt + sketch: choose a piece of digital technology you use on a daily basis (device, app, etc) and research it's origins, where, when and most importantly who created it? produce at least one "research receipt", and then create a portrait (in any medium) of it's inventors. Be prepared to share your portraits and discuss some of your research next week.
04: Feb 22:
research prompt: the electromagnetic spectrum is only one piece of the physical Internet, look into what other physical infrastructure makes up our global network, what is the Internet made of? Where is it physically located? Who owns and operates it? Produce at least one "research receipt" answering some of these questions. Be prepared to discuss your findings in class next week.
05: Mar 01:
sketch: represent/depict the journey your particular packet took during our Internet Travelogue workshop (similar to the examples shown in class) or create a sketch that responds to a discovery made along the way (similar to the works discussed in class). Be prepared to share your work next week.
UPDATE: because we did the Internet Travelog together in class we'll no longer be doing these for homework (although you of course welcome to keep working on it, please share them with me if you decide to do so). Instead, for homework this week look into Ingrid Burrington's work. Ingrid is an artist, writer and all-around Internet infrastructure expert who will be (virtually) visiting us next week. Additionally, take some time to dive deeper into the Extra Research section at the bottom of the class notes on the Internet. Whether it's the history, infrastructure, or politics of the Internet, choose whichever aspect[s] of this conversation you find most interesting and learn a little more about it. Take note of any interesting observations you make or questions you have for our conversation with Ingrid Burrington next week.
Before you come to class next week, create a wikipedia account and then read pages 7-10 of the ART+FEMINISM: Quick Guide for Editing on Wikipedia
06: Mar 08:
write (or bring a previously written) artist statement, bio or net-manifesto (similar to those on the notes of the class website) to class next week to convert/code into a "hypertext"
07: Mar 15:
sketch: finish your hypertext pieces. Consider the tutorials for learning how to further style and add interactive content to your web site. Be prepared to share them in class next week.
08: Mar 22:
research prompt + sketch: choose a cultural meme (as defined in class) and research it's genealogy. Then create a visual representation of it's evolution (with receipts). Consider creating and adding your own variation/contribution to the discourse. Be prepared to present your work in class next week.
09: Mar 29:
research prompt: Research the past, present and future of AI (artificial intelligence). Produce at least 2 receipts, the first demonstrating AI's promise and the second discussing it's perils.
10: Apr 05:
sketch: create an AI-added work of art using one of the techniques we learned in class. Be prepared to share your work next week.
Begin working on ideas/concepts for your final projects. Bring any receipts (from research you do into the theme/topic/issue/technology your project will be about) as well as any sketches or references that will help communicate your idea during our 1-on-1 meeting next week (schedule for 1-on-1 meetings will be sent over email)
11: Apr 12:
write your final project proposal.
12: Apr 19:
start working on your final.
13: Apr 26:
finish on your final.