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Memo to: ITP Students
From: George Agudow
Re: Registration for Summer Session II
I hope everyone is having a great summer!
This is just a reminder that registration is ongoing for ITP Summer
Session II courses (Session II runs June 25 – Aug. 3) . Right now all
classes are open:
- Sustainable Energy (Jeff Feddersen)
- Circuit Board Design (Todd Holoubek)
- Perform or Die (Luke Dubois and Lian Sifuentes)
- Digital Sound Workshop/MIDI (Dan Palkowski)
You all should have access to Albert again (access through NYU Home-
http://home.nyu.edu)– so registration is easy. If you have
questions about any of the classes, how to register, etc., don’t
hesitate to email or call me (212-998-1891) or Gordie
(firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-998-1889).
And while registration is ongoing — and you can wait a bit longer to
sign up — keep in mind that in a week or so we will be revisiting
enrollment numbers — and a class or classes with low enrollment may
So, if you are pretty sure you want a Session II class, don’t wait
until the very last minute to sign up — it may be gone!
Below you can find the course descriptions of our Summer Session II
courses, and the call numbers you’ll need to enroll on ALBERT.
ITP SUMMER SESSION II: JUNE 25 – AUGUST 3
TIER 2 -WORKSHOPS
Digital Sound Workshop: MIDI and Synthesis H79.2284-001 (Daniel
Tuesday/Thursday 6:30 p.m. to 9:25 p.m.
CALL NUMBER: 70245
Probably the most significant trend so far in digital audio has been
the gradual shift away from the dedicated hardware synthesizer to the
‘soft’ synthesizer, that is, a synthesizer that is simply a
programming environment on a general-purpose computer. With the
increase in CPU speed and disk capacity, such soft synths are
becoming more powerful and flexible. This course serves as an
introduction to tools, which allow you to repurpose the computer to
be a soft synth. The main focus is on Cycling 74′s Max/MSP software,
as well as its video component Jitter. You learn to use the tool to
manipulate synthesizers (both hard and soft), generate and manipulate
audio signals and alter live audio and video, and much more. The
Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) specification is explored
as a control system both generally and from within the Max
environment. Exploration of synth methods in a typical MIDI device
leads in turn to DSP techniques including FM, Additive Synthesis,
Granular Synthesis, Waveshaping, and Physical Modeling. Video is
treated as an extension to the sonic palette, and integration is
sought between visual and aural creations. Portability is stressed,
and students are encouraged to work with their own tools as appropriate.
Sustainable Energy H79.2466-001 (Jeffrey Feddersen)
Monday/Wednesday 3:15 p.m. to 6:10 p.m.
CALL NUMBER: 71431
This class introduces students to concepts of renewable sources of
energy. The course begins with a broad overview of the topic, a
definition of terms, and an opportunity to discuss the political and
social ramifications of the field. At the same time, students are
introduced to a handful of technical concepts that supplement the
skills learned in physical computing. These skills allow the student
to evaluate, monitor, harvest, and store small and/or intermittent
sources of (typically electrical) energy, such as those from solar
cells, turbines, and other sources. Students execute several small
hands-on projects and one larger-scale project using the concepts
learned in the class.
Perform or Die H79.2660-001 (Luke DuBois and Lian Amaris Sifuentes)
Tuesday/Thursday 3:15 p.m. to 6:10 p.m.
CALL NUMBER: 71432
This course explores the conceptual and practical intersection of
performance and technology through a weekly performance studio. Each
week, students are expected to conceptualize, design, and execute a
brief solo or group performance at a public event space. Students
are expected to create and experiment in a number of disciplines
(performance art, theater, dance, music, etc.) using a wide variety
of technology and media drawing from their creative interests and
technical expertise, leading up to a final performance at the end of
the six-week course. Along the way students are given critical
readings and exposed to repertoire from the different performing
arts, discussing the works in class as well as their own ideas for
performances. Particular focus is paid to the conceptual challenges
in technologically-mediated performance as well as the hurdles
involved in staging these works in a highly compressed time frame.
Circuit Board Design H79.2662-001 (Todd Holoubek)
Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.
CALL NUMBER: 71433
A project needs to be robust. A breadboard is insufficient for
this. It’s good for initial prototyping, but to really get robust
performance, we need to use something with more consistency and
stability. For this we turn to printed circuit boards. At the heart
of this class, each student acquires the skills necessary to design,
prototype and produce a printed circuit board intended to be
installed in a piece of the student’s choosing. We begin the process
with prototyping with breadboards, perforated boards and etched
boards. The final circuit is designed using the Eagle PCB software.
Other topics covered in this class include: circuit serial
programming; the many package types of components and the benefits
they add to a circuit; and surface mount soldering using a hot air
bath. The project is of the students choosing may be a practical
application or an artistic piece that uses the printed circuit board
designed for the class.
Edward J. Gordon
Faculty & Student Services Coordinator
Interactive Telecommunications Program
Tisch School of the Arts
New York University
721 Broadway, 4th floor
New York, NY 10003
phone: (212) 998-1889
fax: (212) 998-1898