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Fall 2011

Hybrid Lab Founders 304

Anja Ulfedt has uploaded photos from the show to her Facebook albums.




Exploratorium Field Trip Info 

From The Catalog:

In this class we will focus on designing and fabricating interactive and kinetic artwork. Students will learn how to design and implement hybrid art systems that can use computers or circuits to interface with sensors, motors, video, sound, pneumatics and lights. Basic skills include: electronics, mechanical engineering, metal fabrication, fabrication and design strategies, computer programming (with object-based applications) and control of media. Field trips to military/industrial salvage yards and artist studios and visits from artists will augment technical instruction, lab time and theoretical discourse. Topics include: the nature of interfaces, narration in random access environments, the poetic potential in electromechanical devices, interactivity and isolation, and integrating time-based mediums.















Interdisciplinary Studio 


  • David Cole
    • dcole@cca.edu  
    • 510 967 3810     mobile 
  • Don Day
    • dday@cca.edu 
    • ddigor@well.com (email for the last 23 years)
    • don@rgb.com       work
    • 510 710 2627      mobile
    • 510 263 0633      work
    • 510 547 1260      home
  • Barney Haynes


LINKS  mentioned in class:


  • Cycling74 The authors of Max/MSP and Jitter.  lots of support in the forums and the place to download your very own copy of the software.
  • Cycling74's Project Gallery. See what has been done with Max/MSP/Jitter. 
  • MakingThings Support for the make Boards and lots of resources for the countless way to use it.
  • Arduino The opensource cult of the Arduino micro controller!  This is a great place to find demos and hacks for specific sensors and actuators as well as all the support you would expect for the Arduino.
  • Hackaday This is a great source for inspirational trinkets as well as finding specific answers in their archives.  A good RSS if you roll like that
  • Barney's List of research links when stuck, scanning this page is like WD40 and an impact driver.
  • Make Magazine lots of projects, check out the paper versions in the library.
  • Sparkfun you need/they have 
  • MakingThings OSC commands 
  • MakingThings Electronic Tutorial:
  • http://www.ultrafuzz.net/MakingThings-Electronics.pdf
  • MakingThings Light Sensor tutorial 




Grade Breakdown:


Attendance: Miss 3 classes lose 1 grade point, miss 4 you will not pass


Active participation in class, labs, wiki and punctuality 10%



  • Assignment 1:  Presentation Artist Report 10%
  • Assignment 2:  Chaotic Motion 10%
  • Assignment 3:  Preliminary Proposal & Individual Meetings 10%
  • Assignment 4: Progress Reports 10%
  • Assignment 5:  Final Critique 25%
  • FINAL: Timely Completion of Final Project for Presentation in an Exhibition 35%


NOTE: Missed or late assignments will result in the loss of associated percentage


Assignment Descriptions and Due Dates:


Assignment 1: Artist Presentations-Due 9/26

Pick an artist or group working in the field of kinetic, electronic or interactive art. Prepare an audio-visual presentation for the class. Web sites, videos, and power point presentations are appropriate mediums for the presentation. They should be 5 to 10 minutes in length.

Some Starting Points ( Barney Haynes' List )

Steve Wilsons Massive List





Assignment 2: Chaotic Motion -Due 10/3

Identify and bring in for a class presentation something that moves unpredictably - it can be mechanical, a household object, fabricated or found. Don't forget heat rises, light is very fast and gravity tends to make things fall. One caveat however, this project should be a combination, collage or construction of multiple components. For instance, a toy or a balloon in and of itself would not suffice, but an interaction between the two would.



Assignment 3: Preliminary Proposal -Due 10/17 (Posted to your Wiki page by the night before your meeting)

Written preliminary scope of work explaining and illustrating your proposed project for the final show following guidelines provided. We will analyze the proposed projects for feasibility and set up individual meetings to discuss the proposals during Week 6.


Assignment 4:Project Presentations -Due 11/9 Present materials ( drawings, written descriptions, working components) detailing your final project proposal to class. Any changes to your proposal should be updated on your Wiki page. You can your page to supplement the working components that you bring to class.



Assignment 5: FINAL CRITIQUE -DUE 10/7




Interface Show Friday December 16th

You do not want to miss this show. 


SF Shops

General Shop Orientation Schedule

Fall 2011


Tues 9/6                 11am - 12:30

Wed 9/7                  3pm - 4:30

Thu 9/8                  11am – 12:30

Fri 9/9                     3pm – 4:30

Mon 9/12                11am – 12:30

Tue 9/13                 3pm – 4:30

Wed 9/14                11am – 12:30

Thu 9/15                3pm – 4:30

Fri 9/16                  11am – 12:30

Mon 9/19                3pm – 4:30

Tues 9/20              11am - 12:30

Wed 9/21                3pm - 4:30

Thu 9/22                11am – 12:30

Fri 9/23                   3pm – 4:30




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