Physical Computing

ISS 555S

QS, STS Seminar in the algorithmic art & aesthetics of the “computational,” rather than the “clockwork universe,” “artificial life & culture” and both natural and technological “evolutionary compu-tation.” Emphasis on the medial physicality of both the underlying processes and the finished work. A critique of art inspired by the complexity of the natural world, art which dynamically instantiates those dynamics in works liberated from the conventional keyboard, mouse and display. Hands-on development of projects using “industrial strength” C/C++ for Windows, analog-to-digital converters and a variety of sensors and actuators in both a computer classroom and a lab workshop. No prerequisites. Instructor: Gessler. One course. 

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