Fachmodul
Garbage In, Garbage Out: Networked Sensors and Actors in Human Environments
Instructor: Jason Reizner
Credits: 6 ECTS, 4 SWS
Capacity: max. 15 students
Language: English
Date: Friday, 13:30 to 16:45
Location: Marienstr. 7b, Room 105
First Meeting: 22 April 2016, 13:30

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Description

Looking past the grandiose and unrelenting hype of the impending 'internet of everything,' the primary question presently facing designers is not simply how to network objects and acquire data from them, but how to decipher, parse and interpret this data, and then use it to inform and affect human interactions in the world around us. This module provides an experimental setting to explore the deployment and use of optoelectric, electrochemical, mechanical, thermal and magnetic sensors, as well as the interface, networking and processing systems necessary to support them. Participants will gain insight into current methodologies for signal processing and data analysis, with a special focus on the codification, visualization and physicalization of information through actors in the built and natural environments.

Admission requirements

Previous enrollment in an IFD[[IFD:Start|Interface-Design]] course offering, or with instructor permission.

Registration procedure

Registration for Summer Semester 2016 is now closed.

Evaluation

Successful completion of the course is dependent on regular attendance, active participation, completion of weekly assignments and delivery of a relevant semester project. Please refer to the Evaluation Rubric for more details.

Eligible participants

Fachmodul:
MFAMaster of Fine Arts – graduate students will receive this degree Medienkunst/-gestaltung, MFAMaster of Fine Arts – graduate students will receive this degree Media Art and Design, MSc MediaArchitecture



Syllabus (subject to change)

22 April
Introduction
Course Organization
Administrative Housekeeping

Semester Evaluation Rubric
Assignment


29 April
Wherever you are, there you are: Ubiquitous, Pervasive and Context-based Computing
Big Data vs. Little Information

Sources and Links from the Lecture
Assignment
Semester Project Overview


6 May
Independent Research

Assignment


13 May
Sensors, Actors, Microcontrollers and You, Part I

Due to illness, this session has been cancelled. More information will be emailed shortly.


20 May
Sensors, Actors, Microcontrollers and You, Part II

Due to illness, this session has been cancelled. More information will be emailed shortly.


27 May
An Extravaganza of Sensors, Actors and Microcontrollers redux edition
Please bring a computer, and if you already have some components, your sensors/actors/Arduinos

Sources and Links from the Lecture
Assignment


3 June
Excursion: Field Test and Data Acquisition

Sources and Links from the Lecture
Assignment


10 June
Midterm Presentations


17 June
Data Evaluation, Mediation and Visualization

Sources and Links from the Lecture
Assignment


24 June
Wired and Wireless Networking Methodologies

Sources and Links from the Lecture
Assignment


1 July
Fun With Printed Electronics!

Sources and Links from the Lecture
Assignment


8 July
No Class - xCoAx2016 Bergamo


15 July
Preparations for Bauhaus Revisited/MedienKunstPreis
Note: Final Project Presentations will be postponed until 18-19 July
Further information regarding time and location will be emailed shortly


18-19 July
Final Presentations

Please select a timeslot for your presentation on the Doodle here:
http://doodle.com/poll/9ym5h7i8emm9xg7b
Presentation sessions will take place on both Monday and Tuesday (not exclusive or!)

You should be prepared to remain for the entire session (13:30-17:30) on the day that you choose.

Further Reading

TBA