Lecturer: Mindaugas Gapševičius
Credits: 6 ECTS, 2 SWS
Date: Wednesdays, 17:00-18:30
Venue: Marienstraße 7b, Raum 204
First meeting: Wednesday, 6th of May 17:00-18:30


The course will focus on the development of simple interactive applications, which will foster the imagination of interaction mechanisms between computational machines and the world. To bridge the physical world and computers, we will use Arduino microcontrollers and to trigger the world we will use Max/MSP/Jitter visual programming language.

In the first half of the semester, students will be expected to develop weekly tasks. The tasks will include programming data exchange between devices, data conversion between sound, image, and text, data sensing, and frameworks influencing the physical world. Along with the work in our home offices, we will use Moodle[[Moodle|Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment]] webinar, GMUGestaltung medialer Umgebungen WikiHaiwaiian for ''fast'' (not an acronym). It is the name for a hypertext system for websites where the user may not only read the content but is also able to change it instantaneously through the browser., and online tutorials for learning to program with Max. The second half of the semester will be devoted to the realization of the individual idea.

No special skills are required to participate in the course. The necessary tools are provided. Participation at the Big Blue Button Webinar (see below)

Registration to the course

Please send a motivation letter through the BisonBeratungs- und Informations-System online →VLV platform or to mindaugas.gapsevicius[@]uni-weimar.de

Please Note

  • This class is limited to students from BfA/MfA MKGMedienkunst/Mediengestaltung, VKVisuelle Kommunikation – a graphic design program at the faculty Gestaltung, FKFreie Kunst – a program at the faculty Gestaltung, Media Architechture
  • First meeting is reserved for QA and technical tests, not mandatory

Big Blue Button Webinar


Tools and a toolkit

Students having no Arduino microcontroller will be provided a basic toolkit including:

  • Arduino microcontroller
  • light sensor
  • LEDLight-emitting diode
  • Resistor
  • jumper cables (3 units)
  • breadboard

Related student projects

Syllabus

  • 06.05.2020 - QA / testing BBB platform
  • 13.05.2020 - /Introduction to the framework, and tools, checking related projects
  • 20.05.2020 - /Data conversion and simulation
  • 27.05.2020 - /OSC[[OSC|Open Sound Control]] protocol
  • 03.06.2020 - /Data sensing and sending (Arduino)
  • 10.06.2020 - /Feedback loops
  • 17.06.2020 -
  • 24.06 - presentation of individual ideas (midterm presentation)
  • 01.07 - individual work
  • 08.07 - individual work
  • 15.07 - individual work
  • 22.07 - project presentation and wrap up

Students

Tutorials

Grading

The outcome of the course is an interactive setting between computers and environments. The successful completion of the course is a regular participation in the BBB Webinar and a project documented in the GMUGestaltung medialer Umgebungen wiki. The documentation may contain text, video, images, sketches, sound and other digital formats.

  • 20 % Work in class
  • 50 % Individual project
  • 30 % Documentation including 20% of updates in WikiHaiwaiian for ''fast'' (not an acronym). It is the name for a hypertext system for websites where the user may not only read the content but is also able to change it instantaneously through the browser.

GMUGestaltung medialer Umgebungen Tutorials