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Designing Interfaces for Live Performance

Category Physical Computing and Experimental Interfaces
Instructor David Rios
Course IMNY-UT 243
Units 4
Prerequisites Creative Computing or similar coursework with microcontrollers and coding.

This course is designed to provide students with hands-on experience working with sensors, actuators, and other electronics to design interfaces and outputs for a live multimedia performance. Students will explore the expressive properties of sensors to control a variety of outputs such as light, sound, image, video, motors, and other media. The forms and uses of physical computing, computational media, and its application are explored weekly in both a hands on laboratory context, as well as weekly discussions of readings and existing performances. Students will be required to keep a blog and strongly encouraged to keep a sketchbook as well. The final project will be a performance using the device(s) created in the course.

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