Class Notes 11/02

Lucy Orta-

Reading Homework for Monday: Part 1 of professorial-platform

Final Project Guidelines

The final project for Wearable Technology and Soft Computing should demonstrate experience with one or more of the topic areas, and the tools and techniques covered in the course, or an independently-learned but relevant technology. Additionally, you should be able to articulate how your project engages with its subject matter, including broader art-historical and theoretical conversations about wearable technology and soft computing.

Your project should be supported by your own independent research into a range of connected subjects. For example, if your project is about dust, you should be able to talk about: the composition and physical makeup of dust (what it actually is), “Aeolian Research” (the scientific field that studies blowing dust), air pollution, health risks, other literature and art about dust, and your own experiences with dust. You don’t need to become an expert in any specific area; the important part is to have a broad understanding of everything you can find that’s relevant.

No formal presentation of supporting research is required, however, you should be able to provide informed and thoughtful responses to the questions posed during your final critique, and the work itself should reflect a significant understanding of the topics at hand.

Final Project Proposal Presentations : Due Wednesday, November 9.

Please prepare a presentation to share with us in class, using Powerpoint or another tool to share your ideas. The proposal should contain the following:

Why? – What is your inspiration and subject of research? Are you addressing a problem or responding to an impulse? Give us any background information about the context for your project. Who is your intended audience?

What? – What are you planning to do? Talk about your concept and show us visual aids. Include sketches, mockups, circuit drawings, collages, maps – anything that will help us understand what you are planning to make.

How? – What is your plan for how you will create it? Include materials, timeline for production – along with time for testing and prototyping. What do you need to research? Which parts are still unclear to you? Also include a proposed budget for the project.

Final project critique dates are: