Assignment 24

Continue work on your web project (reminder: it’s due Thursday, May 12). Keep collecting assets, and begin work on the webpage elements.

Be prepared to update the class on your progress (with things to show if possible!) on Tuesday.

Assignment 23

Reading for class (links available on syllabus)

  • “Web Work: A History of Net Art”, Rachel Greene

Post a response to the reading on the class blog.

Begin work on your web project (reminder: it’s due Thursday, May 12). Start small; this could mean collecting photo or audio assets, writing some simple HTML, or shooting some video. Think about the basic building blocks of what you need.

Assignment 22

Come up with a proposal for your web project and post to the class blog (if you are working in a group, one per group is fine).

Readings for class (links available on syllabus)

  •  “Hackers and Painters”, Paul Graham
  • “Computers, Pencils and Brushes”, Paul Rand

Post responses to both readings on the class blog.

Assignment 21

Finish your video project (including the website it lives in!). Don’t forget about the blog post documenting the work. The post must contain:

  • A description of the project and a working link
  • A discussion of your process and how the project works
  • A post-mortem on whether or not the project met your goals

**Everyone must write an INDIVIDUAL documentation post.**

Assignment 20

Continue work on your video project (reminder: it’s due Friday, April 22).
Your next milestone is to have some form of rough cut completed by Tuesday! Bring your rough cut in to class and be prepared to demo/show part of it, as well as to discuss any progress you still have left to make.

Assignment 16

Put together a storyboard and/or shot list for your video project. This time, take the details of the plot into consideration and try to include all of the different scenes that you think will help tell your story. Drawing things out in as much detail as you can is highly encouraged and recommended!

Post your storyboard/shot list to the class blog (one per group is fine) and be prepared to discuss it next week.

Assignment 15

Come up with a proposal for your video project. This doesn’t have to be super detailed but it should at least lay out the plan for your story (*NOT* your plot, we’ll get to that next time), and indicate the narrative structure you’re planning on using.

Post your proposal to the class blog (one per group is fine) and be prepared to discuss it on Thursday.

Assignment 14

Finish your audio project (including the website it lives in!). Don’t forget about the blog post documenting the work. The post must contain:

  • A description of the project and a working link
  • A discussion of your process and how the project works
  • A post-mortem on whether or not the project met your goals

**Everyone must write an INDIVIDUAL documentation post.**

Watch Chimamanda Adichie’s “The Danger of a Single Story” TED Talk and post a response to the class blog.

Assignment 13

Continue work on audio project. Finish up gathering sounds or samples if you need to, and start working on getting everything into the edit.

Remember, your final piece *MUST* be submitted as a web page. Make sure you build in enough time to construct that element as well.

Assignment 12

Reading & Responses

Read excerpt from Jeff Chang’s “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” and NPR Article “Theft & Artistry: Coldplay + Beyonce”. Post a response to the class blog.

Project

Begin collecting assets for your sound piece. Take the field recorders out and start gathering sounds. If you’ve decided to work with pre-recorded material, start searching for and saving the samples you want to use. There *WILL* be a check-in on Tuesday in class, so come in prepared to share the work you’ve done so far.

Assignment 11

Reading & Responses

Read “The Ecstasy of Influence: A Plagiarism” by Jonathan Lethem and “On the Rights of Molotov Man” by Joy Garnett and Susan Meiselas. Post a response to the class blog.

Project

In your assigned pair/group, create an audio project that is culled together from external sound sources (minimum 1 minute in length). These can either be sources you record yourselves, or pre-recorded samples. This piece can be environmental, musical, create space or mood, or tell a story through sound. You may either choose to use traditional distribution methods (ie, a sound file like WAV or AIFF), or you may create an interactive audio experience on the web. However, *all projects* must be submitted on their own web page. (Due Tuesday March 22)

Assignment 10

Finish interactive comic project. Make sure you have a working link and post it to the class blog before the next session. Don’t forget about the blog post documenting the project, your process, and a post-mortem on whether or not you think it has been successful compared to your initial goals.

Watch Kirby Ferguson’s TED Talk: “Embrace the Remix.” Post a response to the class blog.

Assignment 9

Continue work on your interactive comic project (due Tuesday, March 8 — next week!!). At this point you should be done with creating your visual elements and be solely focused on getting things into the browser. Start small and then build up into something bigger.

If you have time, try playing with some of the in-class examples. See if you can re-create one of them from scratch.

Assignment 8

Continue work on the interactive comic project (due March 8). This weekend, really focus on getting all of your visual storytelling elements together (drawings, photos, script) so that you have a full week to just focus on the technical parts of the project.

Finish the JavaScript mini-project over the weekend if you do not complete it in class tomorrow.

JAVASCRIPT MINI PROJECT

Take the files located here and write a JavaScript function so that each inner square highlights blue when you mouse over it. Hints and submission guidelines available on the notes from Thursday.

Assignment 7

Continue work on your interactive comic project. This week should be focused on finishing up your visual and story elements. Try to incorporate feedback from the class that you received today if applicable.

If you have time, try playing with some of the in-class examples. See if you can re-create one of them from scratch.

Assignment 6

1. Continue work on the interactive comic project (due March 8). Over the weekend you and your partner/team should start gathering photo assets, begin drawing, or otherwise start to get the visual elements of your story together.

2. Finish the JavaScript mini-project over the weekend if you do not complete it during recitation.

Assignment 5

1.  Post links to two websites that you think have interesting or innovative user interactions. Explain why you are drawn to them and what makes them unique to you.

2.  Begin work on your comic project. There is nothing due next session, but I am expecting you to have met at least once with your partner/team before then. I will be calling randomly on groups next time to share progress and story ideas, so bring notes and visual inspiration to class.

Assignment 4

  1. Read “Understanding Comics”, chapters 1-4. Post a response to the class blog.

2. Take your webpage that you built for Tuesday… and add some style to it. Experiment with color, type, and layout, and feel free to use properties we didn’t discuss in class. Try to use an EXTERNAL stylesheet only; I do not want to see all of the CSS in <style> tags or inline in the document!

Upload your page to the NAS, and post the link to the IMA blog. This time, write a longer post about the process styling your site, what worked, and where you ran into issues.

Assignment 2

  1. Read “Long Live the Web” by Tim Berners-Lee. Post a response to the class blog.

2. Build a basic webpage in HTML, using the tags we discussed in class. This can be about anything you want — your favorite book, movie, restaurant, your hometown, your family, etc. — but try to use a variety of different tags and media.

If you’re feeling ambitious, you can do some research and use new tags as well. However, please do NOT use the <style> tag, as we will be covering styling next week. These pages should ONLY contain content.

Upload your site to the NAS, and post a link to the class blog before Tuesday’s session.