Week 2, Parameters


Fictional Machines Decks: Machine Types, User Types

Learning Objectives


Time ESA Type Activity
Pre Engage - 3Blue1Brown: How secure is 256 bit security?
3:50 Review+Engage Discussion Homework Review
4:10 Engage Discussion Homework Introduction + Guess Topics
4:20 Engage+Study Lecture Topic Introduction
4:30 Engage Discussion Blue Square Game
4:40 Study Lecture Parameters Lecture
5:00 Break - Break
5:10 Study Lecture Interfaces Lecture
5:25 Activate Activity Fictional Machines
5:50 Study Lecture Globals and Sliders Lecture
6:00 Activate Coding In-class Challenges
6:20 Activate Discussion In-class Challenges Discussion

Homework Review


What did you make this week?

groups, 5 minutes

In your assigned team, choose 1 or 2 sketches from the past week and use them to illustrate your answer to your team’s question.

class, 6x2 minutes

Share your chosen sketch, comment on it and summarize your discussion.


Group Question
1 Jack, Aakanksha, Patricia
When allowing chance to influence their artwork, does an artist give up authorship?
2 Dahee, Earl, Carla
Choose two sketches that you believe demonstrate a biasing technique discussed last week. What kind of bias do you think was used in each?
3 Julian, Max, Madison
Does computationally generated art have an inherent aesthetic?
4 Ting, Mario, Xu
Choose a work that combines procedural and non-procedural elements well. What works about this piece?
5 Leah, Allysa, Kirsten
Choose a project that presents an interesting direction for further design inquiry. Suggest 5 possible avenues of development for this project.
6 Bella, Patrick, Rik
The challenge is not a competition. But who won?

Special Assignment

Later in this class I will ask you to create special sketches using equipment available to you through The New School. If you haven’t used the following equipment before, you should sign up for orientations. Be ready to use the following equipment by the sixth week of classes.

  • Laser Cutters
  • 3D Printers
  • Large Format Printers/Plotters
  • CNC Mills (optional)

Class Notes