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spring quarter 2019
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week 1a (4/1)
think

::course introduction
> instructor | student introductions
> overview: bioculturalism,
>bBiomedia/biodesign & bioethics

> sources & resources




>> assigned readings | materials <<

week 1b (4/3)
make

CULTURE < = > CULTURE & CULTURES

> software tools 1
> wetware vs. dryware
> synthetic biology 1 & tools
> origins to extremophiles

> history of biodesign/bioaesthetics

READREVIEW
1> Thacker ,"What is Biomedia?"
2) The Mammoth Cometh (Readings download 1)
3) Baudrillard- "Simulacra and Simulations"
DOWNLOADREVIEW
download /review

> Blender



week 2a (4/8)
think

> Biowalk 1 hearing/listening/recitation

Tool review survey 1 - Blender to CellBlender

READREVIEW
read/review
1)
"Biological Basis for Human Values of Nature", Kellert"

DOWNLOADREVIEW
2) CellBlender &
MCell


week 2b (4/10)
make

> biomimicry - intro
> collective behavior

> biological form & function
> bioprinting
> Studio work day


READREVIEW
read/review
1 > Parikka, Insect Media, 1-24 (Readings download 1)

2> Timothy Weaver, Biomimetics, 2nd nature
REVIEW

DOWNLOADREVIEW
download /review

1) Max 8

week 3a (4/15)
think

> cell and developmental morphologies
> biological space & time
> a-life <<< >>>AI - design & ethics
> Studio work day


week 3b (4/17)
make

> bioacoustics and ecoacoustics
Studio work day
ASSIGNED: MyPROSTHESIS

 

week 4a (4/22)
CRITIQUE

 

Studio work day
ASSIGNED: MyPROSTHESIS



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week 4b (4/24)
make

CRITIQUE:: (RE)designing organisms

CRIT!

week 5a (4/29)
think
MIDTERM

CRITIQUE:: (RE)designing organisms

 


CRIT!

 


week 5b (5/1)
think
MIDTERM

>> History of prosthetics
> biosensing
> biomechanics

> biphysical interactions
> transcoding
> Studio work session

biosensing >> data >> sensoria

DOWNLOADREVIEW

READREVIEW
> open bionics
2 > Stelarc site
ASSIGNED: > sensor & biorobots
read/review
3 > a brief history of biosignal-driven art

week 6a (5/6)
make

:> biological data/informatics to outputs






week 6b (5/8)
make

:: environmental dynamics & collective behaviors
> eco-system modeling & abstractions
> transcoding




 

week 7a (5/13)
make

:: biomolecules
> genetics, genomics, genetic algorithms

> biomimetic design2




week 7b (5/15)
CRITIQUE

open group pre-demo discussion demo shakedown

CRIT!
Open group pre-demo discussion – MyProsthesis
DEMO (5/16) PUBLIC DEMO of MyProsthesis ASSIGNED: > OPENOCEANS

week 8a (5/20)
think/critique

> post-demo discussion
> Open Ocean – the Deep Blue Sea
. origins
> deep ocean ecologies & ocean mining
ASSIGNED: > OPENOCEANS

CRIT!
Open group post-demo discussion – MyProsthesis

week 8b (5/22)
make

> Ocean zones
> Ocean data bases/sources

 

week 9a (5/27)
HOLIDAY

NO CLASS MEMORIAL DAY



week 9b (5/29)
make

> Terrestria to Ocean
> art-science /ocean collaborations
>data transcoding2
Studio work session

REVIEW
> OpenOcean refs and resources

Visiting Artist-Scientist Dr. Kelsey Bisson, UCSB, Oregon State, 1, 2, 3

week 10a (6/3)
make

> Ocean Memory
> studio work session

REVIEW
Visiting Artist-Scientist Dr. Anna Davidson, UC Davis
READ
1> "Exploring the Oceans by Remote Control"
2> "Spring 2019 CANON Experiment (MBARI)"

 

week 10b (6/5)
make

> studio work day  

FINAL (6/10)
CRITIQUE
2-3:50PM

6/11/19, 6PM deadline  final deliverables

:FINAL Presentation of OPEN OCEANS works & Final CRITIQUE
FINAL DEADLINE FOR ALL MEDIABLOG DELIVERABLES IS:
6PM Tuesday 6/11/19

1)All documentation entries (video, still images, schematic/drawings, written backgroound, criticism and code) of all creative work for quarter on media blog
- > for collaborative works please break out your personal contribution to project

CRIT!