Spring 2007 College Course
Readings and Handouts
This is in reverse chronological order -- i.e., newest stuff first
May 1, 2007
- Holly presented Genetic Algorithms
- Fred presented Cybernetics and Feedback Control
- Adalberto presented the work of Ken Rinaldo.
- Chris presented the work of Christian Moeller.
April 26, 2007
- Tyrell presented the early photographic animations of Eadweard Muybridge.
- Audrey presented the work of Victoria Vesna.
- Steve presented the work of Tony Oursler, including his "Eye in the Sky" from 1997.
- Kristin presented the work of Sabrina Raaf.
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- Brian presented the work of Stelarc: Your Body is Obsolete.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.
- Jim talked about Douglas Repetto. He also is a founder of the NYC-based ArtBots Robot Talent Show.
- Rich presented Steina Vasulka's work.
- Keepon robot dancing to a spoon
- Gil Weinberg's Haile percussionist at GaTech CNN story
- Philips iCat
- Aibo and Belgian Shepherd both want the bone
April 3, 2007
- Article on Norbert Wiener, the father of cybernetics. " Norbert Wiener, Organization of the Message, 1950"
- wired.com: AI Reaches the Golden Years
- A (Very) Brief History of Artificial Intelligence, Bruce G. Buchanan, AAAI Magazine, Winter 2005.
March 29, 2007
- taxonomy of robots, cybernetics, art, and materials
- Aesthetics and communicative Context, Claudia Giannetti
- Norbert Wiener, Organization of the Message, 1950 (hard copy handout of article)
March 8, 2007
Feb 6, 2007
- Hub's fright is fodder for comics - The Boston Globe
- This is a great reference that defines the various art movements
- This is the concept proposal handout. Please complete and hand in proposal in class by February 13.
- Cartoon marketing campaign using technology and art brings Boston to a standstill on January 31, 2007 local copy of this
- line-following robot from artbotics lab mp4 video
- The Postwar period, by Tony Godfrey, handout on 1-25-07
- Conceptual Art, by Tony Godfrey, handout on 1-25-07
- last two pages of the above handout on Conceptual Art
- 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
- Course Syllabus
- Lab 1
- Doug's Super Cricket manual
- Programming hints
- Metacricket IBM Systems journal paper
- Paper 1
- Art Manifesto
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