The information age transforms the surrogate of library science into the found object of conceptual art, bringing the representation of meanings into focus.
Develops the medium of digital collections. Explores artistic practices for sampling and combining text, image, audio, and video (collage, montage, remix). Integrates information structures, such as metadata ontologies, metadocuments, and spatial hypertext. Applications from digital libraries to games to public installations. Develops methods for evaluating interactive systems for creative experience. Grounds the synthesis of methodologies with the metatheory of interface ecosystems.
A lab/studio in which students develop creative experiences as research. Students will use the Max/MSP realtime signal processing and integration environment, and whatever other tools and devices they see fit.
The course is project based. You are encouraged to work collaboratively, in teams. The process of collaboration will enable students with diverse backgrounds to participate, with the effect of mutual benefit.
This course will meet in the Computational Media Lab (Bright 220). We will be running MAX/MSP, Jitter, and Cyclops on dual G5 Macintoshes.
Prerequisites: CPSC 444 Structures of Interactive Information, or CPSC 610 Hypertext, or CPSC 689 Human Centered Systems and Information, or CPSC 689 Information Visualization, or CPSC 689 Digital Libraries, or VIZA 444 Time Based Media, or VIZA 622 Design Communication, or PSYC 345 Human Cognitive Processes.
This class is listed as CPSC 689 Recombinant Media Ecosystems for Spring 2005.