ICM-Danny-Rozin-F10
Syllabus / ICM-Danny-Rozin-F10

## Introduction to Computational Media Syllabus

### Week 2 -- Interaction and Variation

• PowerPoint Presentation
• The flow: code blocks, setup, draw, and events
• Variables: Declare, Initialize, Use
• Random
• Other Resources:
• Homework:
• Read Chapters 3-4 from Learning Processing.
• Also, chapters 4-5 from Getting Started with Processing
• Create a dynamic application. You can continue to elaborate on last week's assignment or you can design something new. For example, move your shapes around the screen according to mouse / keyboard interaction. Use variables to change colors, grow and shrink your design, etc.

### Week 3 -- Conditionals, Loops

• Boolean Variables
• Loops
• Homework
• Read Chapters 5-6 from Learning Processing.
• Try Exercise 5-6 and Exercise 5-8. We will go over answers in class.
• Homework: Continue to elaborate on last week's assignment incorporating conditionals.

### Week 4 -- Modularity: Functions

• Functions: Modularity!
• Re-usability and Parameter Passing
• Homework
• Chapters 7 and 8 from Learning Processing.
• Also, chapters 8-9 from Getting Started with Processing
• Try exercise 7-8 and Exercise 8-5. We will go over answers in class.
• Re-organize the code of a previous assignment or example using functions and objects. If you are inspired by the power of modularity, feel free to elaborate on the assignment. Post results to the wiki: Wed Class, Thur Class

### Week 5 -- Multiplicity: Arrays and Objects

• PowerPoint Presentation
• Arrays
• Object-Orientation!
• for the brave - 2D array
• Dano's handout
• Chapters 6 and 9, from Learning Processing.
• Homework: Using arrays and loops, write a program that creates multiple instances of an object (feel free to use an object you developed previously or create something new).
• Try Exercise 9-6 and Exercise 9-7.

### Week 6 -- Images and Pixels

• Images
• Video as Image
• Video as Sensor
• More Examples:
• Learning Processing, Chapters 15-16
• Homework: Incorporate the pixels of an image (or video) into a Processing sketch.
• Midterm: Brainstorm an idea for a midterm project. Feel free to think of your midterm on as grand a scale as you like, however, the midterm assignment will involve implementing only one step of a larger project. Remember, it's only a one week assignment! Be prepared to speak briefly about your midterm idea next week.

### Week 7 -- Review and Midterm Workshop, also basic Strings

• Strings examples from book:
• some more:
• Mentioned in class:
• Chapter 17-18, Learning Processing
• Homework: Complete midterm assignment and be prepared to show your work next week. .

### Week 8 -- Show Midterms

• Homework: Create a Processing sketch that loads external data or saves external data, or both. Post a link to your assignment on the wiki. Wed, Thur

### Week 12 -- Propose Final Projects plus video tracking and manipulation

• Video Processing
• tracking :
• brightness
• color
• change/ movement
• Chroma key
• background removal
• all examples in zip

### Requirements

• You are required to attend all class meetings and submit all weekly assignments, a midterm, and a final project.
• Grading (pass/fail) will be based on a combination of factors:
• Attendance and participation in class discussion and engagement in other students' projects.
• Quality of weekly assignments, midterm, and final project.
• Personal progress; how much did you advance from your initial state in this class.