- Official Title: Creative Computing
- Alternate Titles: Introduction to Computational Media or Interaction Lab
- Course Number: OART-UT 20.001 (aka ITPG-GT2111001)
- Credits: 4
- Institution: New York University
- Classroom: 721 Broadway, 4th Floor, South Elevators, Room 20
- Time: Monday 12:05-2:55pm
- Instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Help: Office Hours, ITP Help
- Listserv: GNU-IMA-ITP-ICM
- Cloud Sharing (besides this WordPress Blog):Google Drive
- Short URL: itp.nyu.edu/cc
- Learn how computational media is different from traditional media.
- Get a feeling for what computers can do.
- Get a feeling for how computers work.
- Learn how have computers sense the spatial, visual world in a more structured way.
- Learn how to learn the stuff you need to accomplish the projects that interest you in computational media.
Teaching Style: This class will be “flipped” meaning that you will have to watch the lecture and read tutorials before class and do hands-on work in class.
Attendance: You are expected to come to every class. If you miss two classes you will be on the threshold of failing the class.
Books and Online Materials: If you prefer books the Learning Processing book is excellent. You can read it for free online via the NYU Library or read it on reserve. There is are updates to this book for Processing 2/3 that can be provided in class. But most of the material is online readings , tutuorials and most importantly in video lectures here or here.
Costs: You will need a laptop. All the software is free and open source. Occasionally students buy Kinect cameras. Students who get into physical interface will want to buy about $50-$100 in electronic gizmos like this Arduino kit, available at the NYU Computer bookstore. If you decide to build an elaborate installation it might cost you more for the materials.
Course Requirements: Chances are you will work hard on this class. It is not that conceptually difficult but debugging takes an unpredictable amount of time. If you treat it like a puzzle it is pretty enjoyable. Also as a beginner you should try to get satisfaction with small steps while keeping in mind and writing down your big dreams.
Schedule of Assignments:
There is an assignment every week. It is mostly even across the semester with a little tougher at the beginning.