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c o u r s e . s c h e d u l e

fall quarter 2018
note: schedule subject to updates and adjustments throughout the quarter
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week 1-B (9/13) 
think/makE

:: Systems thinking | COntrol Systems | Feedback Loops

System domain 1 assigned - FOOD

Download: NetLogo

Read: Toward a Healthy Sustainable Food System

week 1-A (9/11) 
intro

:Course Introduction
Instructor introduction
Student Introductions
Review of EDP studio policies
Intro to systems, systems thinking and cybernetics

 



week 2-B (9/20)
make

Systems simulation software – Net.Logo

:: Systems in class design exercise 1 - observing trees
w/ System domain 3 assigned - TREES

Read: COmplexity Rising

week 2-A (9/18) 
think

Systems survey : biological systems

Explore Drawing tools

System domain 2 assigned - SENSES

Download: GIMP

Download: Inkscape



week 3-B (9/27)
make

Climate and weather systems
1 on 1 project 1 review 

Studio work day
System domain 5 assigned
abstraction of STORM, WEATHER or CLIMATE maps


Read: Baudrillard- "Simulacra and Simulations"

week 3-A (9/25)
think

Systems survey : environmental/ecological systems
Systems simulation software – Net.Logo 2
 

Control/feedback
System domain 4 assigned - PREDATOR-PREY



week 4-B (10/4) 
make

Systems survey: information systems
1 on 1 project 1 review
 

week 4-A (10/2)
Play  

Gamification of systems (Powergrid)

Systems survey: industrial systems
Systems control/feedback

System domain 6 assigned NANOSYSTEMS



week 5-B (10/11)
c r i t i q u e
m i d t e r m

Presentation/Critique Project 1 – systems survey

 

week 5-A (10/9)
c r i t i q u e
m i d t e r m

Presentation/Critique Project 1 – systems survey



week 6-A (10/16)
makeSystems survey: information systems
Internet:/network/computer systems

Electricity basics 
Solder workshop 

 


Review: 

week 6-B (10/18) 
make

Electronics systems 2
System design exercise
Studio work day

 

Review: 



week 7-B (10/25)
c r i t i q u e

In class design exercise


1) Makey-Makey

 

>> BRING A PIECE OF FRUIT OR VEGETABLE TO CLASS FOR INTERFACE DEV <<

week 7-A (10/23)
make


more elecronics - interactive sound systems

System extensions - interactions w/ Net Logo

1 on 1 project 1 review

1) Fritzing
2) Audacity
3) samples from

>> BRING A PIECE OF FRUIT OR VEGETABLE TO next CLASS FOR INTERFACE DEV <<



 week 8-B (11/1)
make 

Integrated Systems/Networks

 

 

week 8-A (10/30)
make

Electronics systems 3



week 9-B (11/8) 
make

Final project studio work day

1 on 1 project 1 review


1) WNYC Radiolab, "emergence"

week 9-A (11/6)
think/make

Emergent/complex systems
Studio work day

1 on 1 project 1 review



week 10-A (11/15),
f i n a l
c r i t i q u e

 

::Final Project Presentation/Critique - design & built system


FINAL DELIVERABLES
Monday 11/2
0
10-11:50AM
 


 

Final deliverables will include the following materials:
All Final Project files and documentation as a.zip archive on a USB Flash Drive:
Including: 
1) Systems drawing & design architectures for Final Project
2) All software associated with final Project
3) Documentation of Final project( video, photo & sound)

To be e-mailed to instructor:
Critiques/synopsis of 3 cultural events cumulative for the quarter. Note: synopsis of each cultural event should be e-mail within 2 weeks of attendance.

week 10-A (11/13)
make
 

Final project studio work day

1 on 1 project 1 review