160: Games and Art     Syllabus in progress
Spring 2004   2:00 PM - 4:50      

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Professor: Jennifer Steinkamp, js@jsteinkamp.com
home (310) 737 9616
office hours 11:30-12:30 Thursdays in the DMA lab

TA:  Lucas  Kuzma 
philtre@philtre.com
office hours:  Mondays 5-7 in our classroom and Tuesdays 12:00-2:00 senselab Kinross North 2nd floor.

Description: 

Week 1
Monday 4/5            
Assignment 1: Find an existing game, retool it as a self portrait without using images of yourself.
Purchase course text: Laura Steward Heon,
Game Show, art exhibition catalog (North Adams, Mass: 2001)
purchase at:
http://www.massmoca.org/hardware/books.html    $15.00

Thursday 4/7        JS out of town.
In class: The film Anemic Cinema
, 1926. Marcel Duchamp made this film as his alter ego Rrose Sélavy in collaboration with Man Ray, make
Roto-reliefs with Lucas. These can be created on the computer if you like.


Week 2
Monday 4/13               Critique assignment 1 in progress and the roto-reliefs.

Thursday 4/14       Eddo Stern Guest Lecture  
http://www.eddostern.com/


Week 3
Monday 4/19               Class Lab
Director basics: 
Introduction to Macromedia Director     Basic Lingo Scripting, Spin
Handlers      Object  Transformations

Thursday 4/21      
Computer Vision    
Read:
Quark Soup    Video Games as Art   Ant Farm   gameshow review


Week 4
Monday 4/26         Gregory Niemeyer  guest critique assignment 1  
http://art.berkeley.edu/niemeyer/ 
Gregory Niemeyer will also give a talk at NOON in the EDA. You are required to be there!

Thursday 4/28     JS Out of Town
Computer Vision projects in class
Read:
Quark Soup    Video Games as Art   Ant Farm   gameshow review

Week 5
Monday 5/3             Final Critique assignment 1

Thursday 5/5      No Class, we will meet in San Francisco Saturday

Saturday 5/8          
Zeum, San Francisco, 10 AM
Southwest #530 depart 8 AM arrive 9:10.  Take the BART from Oakland to SF Powell St. Walk two blocks south on 4th to Howard St. The Zeum Carousel is on that corner --the building is behind it. Southwest #752 7 PM



Week 6
Monday 5/10             
lists   repeat loops     Follow and DestLoc    Dest Color    Color
Check out Josh Nimoy's:
http://stage.itp.nyu.edu/~jn429/froggies

Thursday
5/12        web cam, computer vision
example 1example 2,   example 3example 4example 5   example 6   example 7   example8

Week 7                        Present proposal drawings for Zeum project   Discuss readings
Monday
5/17             
Quark Soup    Video Games as Art   Ant Farm   gameshow review


Thursday
5/19      Celia Pierce  Guest Lecture
www.calit2.net    www.ucgamelab.net     www.cpandfriends.com 


Week 8
Monday
5/24            

Thursday 5/26          

CALL FOR ENTRIES ALT+CTRL


Week 9
Monday
5/31           Memorial Day No Class
 
Thursday 6/2     Present Finals in progress


Week 10
Monday
  6/7              
 
Thursday  6/9      


Week 11
Thursday
  6/16            FINAL PRESENTATION  2 PM
http://classes.design.ucla.edu/Spring04/160-1/projects/


Previous Student Examples from other classes: 
http://users.design.ucla.edu/~jennifer

Grading: Grading is determined by the completion of all assignments. Attendance and participation are mandatory, and of course effect the grade.

Required Text:
Laura Steward Heon,
Game Show, art exhibition catalog (North Adams, Massachusetts: 2001)
purchase at:
http://www.massmoca.org/hardware/books.html    $15.00

Dave Gussow,
Video Games as Art, St. Petersburg Times (Saint Petersburg, FL: Feb. 9, 2004)

The Rules of Play, Katie Salen and Eric Zimmerman (Boston: MIT Press, 2003).  $45 hardcover

Quark Soup   

Video Games as Art  

Ant Farm  

gameshow review


Links: 
http://webcamxtra.sourceforge.net/

http://jsteinkamp.com/html/computer_information.htm

http://moca.org/museum/digital_gallery.php  ON-line artist digital games/art

http://www.jamescohan.com/past/   Click on Exhibitions for The Game Show at James Cohan Gallery NYC.

http://www.massmoca.org/visual_arts/past_exhibitions/visual_arts_past_2001.html 

http://art.berkeley.edu/niemeyer/   Gregory Niemeyer's web site

http://www.c-level.cc/  

http://www.eddostern.com/   Eddo Stern

http://proxy.arts.uci.edu/~nideffer/   Robert Niedeffer