Fall 2007»CSCI 199

CSCI 199

Computers, Music and Art

When/Where

Section 5: TR 01:40-02:55PM / ECTR 203

Description

A course introducing the creative side of computing in the context of music, sounds, images, and other digital artifacts. Students will be exposed to media modeling and computational thinking in the liberal arts and sciences. Students will develop several digital artifacts.

Course is open to all majors. No previous programming experience required.

Test Dates

  • Test 1: Thursday, Sep. 27, 2007
  • Test 2: Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007
  • Final: 12-3pm, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007

Assignments

Readings

  • Richards R. (2001), "A New Aesthetic for Environmental Awareness: Chaos Theory, the Beauty of Nature, and our Broader Humanistic Identity". Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 59-95.
  • Spehar, B., C.W.G. Clifford, B.R. Newell, and R.P. Taylor. (2003). "Universal Aesthetic of Fractals." Computers & Graphics, vol. 27, pp. 813-820.
  • P. Prusinkiewicz and A. Lindenmayer (1990), "The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants", Springer-Verlag.
  • ArtEscapes: Variations of Life in the Media Arts is an exhibition of art objects which are somehow dynamic and unpredictable, out of control, which can mutate and evolve, which can surprise us by an autonomy of their own and "try to escape" from their creators, giving us a flavor of aliveness.

Code

Images

Music and Sound

References

Software