Professor: Christopher Dobrian
211 Music and Media Building
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697-2775
Study of artistic issues and programming techniques involved in the development of interactive computer art and music. Theoretical background, basic tenets of programming, and practical exercises in programming interactive computer applications in multimedia, video, computer art, and music. Prerequisite: Music 151 (Computer Music Composition) or Dance 181A (Dance and Digital Technology) or Studio Art 106 (Intermediate Digital Imaging) or consent of instructor.
Examples, assignments, and projects will be accomplished using high level programming languages such as Max and Director (Lingo), extensions of those languages such as MSP, Cyclops, softVNS, Flash, Shockwave, etc., and other computer arts tools such as Photoshop, Premiere, XMidi, etc.
Grading will be based on the assignments (25%), the evidence and presentation of ongoing independent research and self-teaching (50%), and the final project (25%).
Final meeting to present term projects. Time and place TBA.