Spring 2007 College Course

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Readings and Handouts

This is in reverse chronological order -- i.e., newest stuff first

May 1, 2007

April 26, 2007

April 24, 2007

  • Ian gave a "lab talk" explaining his work on robot vision and new ideas about how human's primitive emotions may impact higher-order cognition.

April 19, 2007

  • Ian Horswill (Northwestern Univ) will be leading next Tuesday's class (April 24).
  • Ian will also be presenting Northwestern's Media and Arts program at the Computer Science colloquium (April 25, 3 pm, Olsen 311)
  • Brian presented the work of Stelarc: Your Body is Obsolete. He does robots and remote body control via electrical stimulation (Ping Body), and a project called Blender in which he and a colleague went for liposuction and then build a contraption to display (and blend) their body fat.
  • Joe presented Mark Pauline, founder of Survival Research Labs. "Their lab builds a lot of things that destroy other things." -- Joe.
  • Joshua presented the MIT Media Lab.
  • Amy presented Daniel Rozin.

April 10, 2007

You can get extra credit for attending any of the following events. Just go and turn in a 1- to 2-page writeup about what you saw.

Each event (you can do more than one) is worth +2 pts (out of 100) on your final grade.

  • MIT Museum -- kinetic sculptures by Arthur Ganson, holograms, robots (near Central Square, Cambridge, MA)
  • Boston Cyberarts Festival 2007 -- locations around the greater Boston area, including the 119 Gallery on Chelmsford St in Lowell.
  • Brian Knep talk, Wednesday April 18, 2007, 3:15 pm, O'Leary 222 on South Campus.

Student presentations

Holly's presentation

April 3, 2007

March 29, 2007

March 8, 2007

Feb 6, 2007

2/1/07

  • line-following robot from artbotics lab mp4 video

1/25/07

1/23/07

  • For Thursday's class, write your own Art/Robot Manifesto with 10 statements about what you think art is and 5 statements about what you think a robot is.

Course Handouts -- beginning of semester

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