Upper-Division

DANM 130 Embodiment in New Media Art

Engages the topic of embodiment within new media art theory and practice. Focus is on embodiment within performance, time-based, electronic, and new media arts practice. Students produce a final paper and artistic project on the topic. Lower-division undergraduates may enroll with permission of instructor.

Credits

5

Instructor

Gary Hobbs

Requirements

Enrollment restricted to juniors and seniors.

Quarter offered

Summer

DANM 132 Literary Games: The Intersection of Writing and Play

Hands-on course surveying the thriving micro-genres in the neutral zone between games and literature. Students read, play, and author stories that couldn't exist on a printed page. Interactive fiction, algorithmic poetry, and brand-new experiments. (Formerly: Games as Literature: The Intersection of Writing and Play)

Credits

5

Instructor

Aaron Reed

General Education Code

PR-C

Quarter offered

Summer

DANM 133 Introduction to Electronics and Physical Computing

Introduces electronics using the open-source Arduino platform. Learn how to build interactive circuits through hands-on tutorials. In a workshop environment, students acquire the technical skills required to create electronic artwork. No previous experience required. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly course 33.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Daniel Christopher

General Education Code

PR-C

Quarter offered

Summer

DANM 134 Hacking for Artists: Experimenting with Digital Media

Hacking is the modification, reconfiguration, and reuse of computer code or hardware to create new functionality. Course encourages a hands-on approach to digital-media creation including the basics of computer programming and hacking techniques. No programming experience required. (Formerly course 31.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Nicholas Lally

General Education Code

PR-C

Quarter offered

Summer

DANM 135 Kinematics: Motion and Machine Art

Explores the history of machines. Kinetic art is presented including: animatronic puppetry, balance mobiles, light compositions, logic and mechanical art, interactive sculpture, and resonance cymatics. Students utilize automation techniques to create art projects using a modular set of gears, linkages, cams, belts, and springs. Discussion of technological advances in the field of kinetic art and its impact on society. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

5

Instructor

Derek Franz

General Education Code

PE-T

Quarter offered

Summer

DANM 136 Mapmaking for Environmental Activism

Introduces the basic principles of geographic analysis and visual communication through mapmaking. Projects focus on environmental issues, and class discusses best practices for distributing information and communicating ideas.

Credits

5

Instructor

Matthew Jamieson

General Education Code

PE-T

Quarter offered

Summer

DANM 138 Procession: Where Sculpture Meets Costumes Meets Performance

Teaches techniques to animate sculptures, such as wearables/body art, mobility, puppetry, sound, light, or projection. Covers building techniques and how to incorporate individual creativity in a collaborative setting to create a common theme for the procession. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

5

Instructor

Eve Warnock

General Education Code

PR-C

Quarter offered

Summer

DANM 140 Introduction to 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, and More

Learn to design functional objects, sculpture, and other digitally inspired forms in a variety of 3-D applications (Cinema 4-D, Maya, AutoCad, Rhino, SketchUp), then produce those models as physical objects with a variety of rapid prototyping methods including additive 3-D printing, CNC milling, vacuum forming, and laser cutting. Students are billed a course materials fee. (Formerly 3-D Alchemy: 3-D Design/Rapid Prototyping/3-D Printing/CNC Milling/Laser Cutting.)

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

ART 105

General Education Code

PR-C

Quarter offered

Summer

DANM 141 Introduction to Soft Interaction: Fiber Arts and Reactive Technologies

Students learn to create interactive artwork through the combination of fiber arts and reactive technology. Course explores electronic art that is worn or touched, and discovers new developments in eTextiles that allow for this interaction. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

5

Instructor

Laura Wright

General Education Code

PR-C

Quarter offered

Summer

DANM 143 Projects in Ecological Art

By investigating topics related to water in California, students produce works of digital and new media art that engage with environmental issues and the local community.

Credits

5

Instructor

Matthew Jamieson

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

PE-H

Quarter offered

Summer

DANM 199 Tutorial

Independent digital arts and new media research project under the guidance of a digital arts and new media faculty member or other faculty. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. Enrollment restricted to juniors and seniors.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

DANM 199F Tutorial

Independent digital arts and new media research project under the guidance of a digital arts and new media faculty member or other faculty. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer