CSC 295 2012F Algorithmic Arts : Handouts

Course Schedule

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Note: We will revisit the readings for the second half of the semester during our meeting of week eight.

  Date Reading Leaders
1 Friday, 31 August 2012 No reading. First class. Rebelsky
2 Friday, 7 September 2012 Clayson, James (2008). Radical Bricolage: Building Coherence in the Liberal Arts Using Art, Modelling, and Language. International Journal of Education Through Art, 4 (2). doi=10.1386/eta.4.2.141/1.
or
Clayson, James (2007). Radical Bricolage - Making the Liberal Arts Coherent. From Proceedings of Eurologo 2007.
http://www.di.unito.it/~barbara/MicRobot/AttiEuroLogo2007/proceedings/PP-Clayson.pdf.
Sinan and Spencer
3 Friday, 14 September 2012 Pearson, Matt (2011). Introduction to Generative Art. Manning.
http://www.manning.com/pearson/GenArt-Sample-Intro.pdf
http://www.manning.com/pearson/.
Adriana and Max
4 Friday, 21 September 2012 Mitchell, William J., Inouye, Alan S., and Blumental, Marjory S., Eds. (2003). Creative Practices. Chapter 2 of Beyond Productivity: Information Technology, Innovation, and Creativity.
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10671.html
Tolu and Kate
5 Friday, 28 September 2012 No class. Sam at conference on Visual Learning: Transforming the Liberal Arts.
6 Friday, 5 October 2012 Paul A. Fishwick. 2006. Aesthetic Computing. Chapter 1 of Paul A. Fishwick (ed.), Aesthetic Computing. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/chapters/0262562375chap1.pdf
Radhika and Chike
7 Friday, 12 October 2012 Temporary Organisation for the Permanence of Live AudioVisual Programming, A Manifesto.
http://toplap.org/wiki/ManifestoDraft
Wang, G. and Cook, P. R. (2004). On-the-fly programming: using code as an expressive musical instrument. In Proceedings of the 2004 Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, pages 138-143.
http://soundlab.cs.princeton.edu/publications/on-the-fly_nime2004.pdf
Nick Collins (2011). Live coding of Consequence. Leonardo 44 (3), pp. 207-211.
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/Users/nc81/research/livecodingofconsequence.pdf
Colin B. and Jennelle
8 Friday, 19 October 2012 Victoria & Albert Museum (2009). V&A Pattern: Digital Pioneers. (Primarily a collection of digital artworks.) Opavaksy
Fall Break!
9 Friday, 2 November 2012 Wright, Richard. From System to Software: Computer Programming and the Death of Constructivist Art. In Brown, et al., eds. White Heat Cold Logic: British Computer Art 1960-1980. Jennelle.
10 Friday, 9 November 2012 Selections from Rosen, Margit, Ed. (2011). A Little-Known Story about a Movement, a Magazine, and the Computer's Arrival in Art: New Tendencies and Bit International, 1961-1973, including.
Franke, Herbert W. (orig. 1971, translation 2011). Social Aspects of Computer Art. pp. 435-437.
Morellet, Francois (orig. 1962, translation 2011). The Case for Programmed Experimental Painting. pp. 92-93.
Munari, Bruno (orig. 1964, reprinted 2011). Arte Programmata. p. 176.
Nake, Frieder (orig. 1968). There Should Be No Computer Art. pp. 466-467.
Nees, Georg (orig. 1968, translation 2011). Computer Graphics and Visual Translations. pp. 320-325.
Colin and Sinan.
11 Friday, 16 November 2012 Selections from Meada, John (1999). Design by Numbers. Tolu and Kate.
Thanksgiving Break!
12 Friday, 30 November 2012 Lewis, Matthew. Evolutionary Visual Art and Design. In Romero and Machado (eds.) The Art of Artificial Evolution: A Handbook of Evolutionary Art and Music. Spencer and Chike.
13 Friday, 7 December 2012 Selections from Lopes, Dominic McIver (2010). A Philosophy of Computer Art. Erik and Radhika.
14 Friday, 14 December 2012 No reading. Final class. Debrief and wrap up. Sam and Adriana.

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