This syllabus is liable to change
Boxes and Lines for Rods and Cones
Participation & Attendance
Showing up on time, engaging in the class discussion, and offering advice and critique on other projects in the class is a major part of your grade. Please be present and prompt. Lateness will hurt your grade. If you're going to be late or absent, please email me in advance. If you have an emergency, please let me know as soon as you can. Please turn in assignments on time as well.
It's probably best to BYO laptop to class. It is very helpful to use while we go over particular topics, and learn by doing in class. However, they can also be a super distraction. Whenever classmates are presenting or we're in the midst of a class discussion, however, please keep your laptop closed. The quality of the class depends in large part on the quality of your attention and active participation, so please respect that and close your lid.
Please put them on vibrate or turn them off before you come to class unless they are part of your project.
There is a homework assignment for nearly every class. They are very short, simple activities. These are the basic steps you need to go through to understand the principles discussed in class each week. They're designed to help you not only to understand the technical details, but also to get a feel for what the technology can do, so that you can incorporate it into actual projects. You should at least complete the steps outlined each week, so that you understand practically what it is we're talking about. Document on your blog any discoveries you make, pitfalls you hit, and details not covered in the class that you think will be useful for your fellow students and future students in this class.
I expect you to have a blog/journal/publicly available website where you will be posting the weekly work.
At the end of the semester, you will be expected to present a final project that uses dataflow language for video in some compelling fashion. This can take the form of an installation, performance, software, what have you. You are free to combine this final with that of another class, but make sure you let the other instructor know what you're doing. We will start to discuss these in week 4.
differences between Max6 and PD. If you want to use an alternative (like softVNS for max5 or gridflow in PD or Quartz Composer, knock yourself out, but I will be of significantly less help)
Assignment : create a video player that moves to random points in a timeline. In class, we looked at building a scrubber with a mouse, expand on that idea and combine the player it with different types of input (ideas include Arduino, keypress, audio detection, etc etc etc). Look at the framebyframe.maxpat example for a starter.
Patches from class
Assignment : Use at least one of the built in effects in Jitter, plus feedback, to make something interesting! If the built in tools aren't your cup of tea, try using a third party library like Auv-i.
We covered things that are in Jitter tutorial 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, & 17
Links and things mentioned :
This week covers the cv.jit help patches, and Jitter tutorial 25. Also the max patcher storage Tutorials.
This week includes items from Jitter tutorials 27, 28, 45, 46, 47, 48, 51. There's also the above named objects.
This week includes items from Jitter tutorials 31, 32, 33, 34, 37, 40.
Here's a patch with the correct way to fade between 2 videoplanes :
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This week roughly will cover Jitter tutorials 41,42,43 and Appendix C