(Message of the Day)
This page lists official announcements pertaining to CS24. Please refer to it often; you are expected to be aware of changes to the schedule and assignments. These messages will appear here in reverse chronological order.
Thursday, May 12 , 2005
Tomorrow is the big day!
The final exam (actually critique) is from 9am-12pm. If you don't see the class on the 4th floor come down to the 3rd floor. (We may need to switch to there or use both floors to find space to hang all the posters.)
REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR $20 or you won't be able to take your poster home.
Agenda for critiques;
There will be coffee and bagels. Please feel free to invite your friends to come around noon if you want them to see your poster and those of yourclassmates...
Monday, May 9, 2005
Where exactly is the former CS16 drop off box, you are wondering? It's on the 2nd Floor of the CIT, Room 242. When you get off the elevator on the 2nd floor, you'll see a big glassed-in area (aka "the fishbowl"). The handin room is right down the hall from this. The box now says "CS24" on it.
Remember to give me:
Sunday, May 8, 2005
Something weird happened to the web file for the final project and it was not visible. It is back now. The last update was May 6. >>
If you want a proof print, bring your CD and printout (or email yr file and bring printout) to my office Monday morning before 9:30. If I'm not there, slip it under the door. If it won't fit you can leave it with the receptionists on the 4th floor.
Friday, May 6, 2005
Some more final project info
Thursday, May 5, 2005
Wednesday, May 4 , 2005
I need your files and hardcopy printouts by midnight of the 9th.
If you hand the file in later it may not be printed in time for the critique! If you can get me the file earlier that would be great--and give us more time to troubleshoot any problems we may have with printing it.
Printing details--new and improved.
Tuesday, May 3, 2005
You should have begun your poster by now. According to my list everyone has a faculty member/researcher/other who has agreed to work with them. If this is not the case or things are not working out, please email me asap!
Saturday, April 30 , 2005
Poster-in-Progress Review Thursday, May 5, 1pm, in Lubrano. At our usual class time we will have an optional review session for poster mock-ups and to answer any questions you may have about the process. If you haven't settled on a topic, please do so asap. Please email me if you're not making headway, for whatever reason.
Poster final size will be 36" x 24", printed at Graphic Services. More details on how to print soon.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Thanks for all great the project ideas. Andy and I will
send email out to
Quiz answers have been reposted (again!) in pdf format. This should open now! >>
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Field Writing Assignments are now up for display >>
Don't forget to send Anne poster proposals.
Optional Poster Meeting Saturday, April 30, 5pm
Graded quizzes will be returned asap.
Friday, April 22, 2005
Quiz answers are available >>
Yes, you will receive graded copies of your quizzes soon!
Thursday, April 21 , 2005
Final project specs are completed and REVISED (hopefully made clearer)! >>
The (non-inclusive) list of research areas and faculty is also up >>
If you look through this list and still are confused or haven't found what you're looking for, contact us to discuss options.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Final project specs are up! >>(some details still to be determined...). Check back here regularly for more info!
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Modern Landscape projects are up for viewing here >>
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
The "field" writing assignment went out today and is due next Tuesday, April 19.
Critique of the Landscape project is Thursday (April 14)
There a huge Digital Media festival going on in Boston, starting next week. Check it out! http://www.bostoncyberarts.org/
Jaron said it wouldn't work in real life, but who knows? Check out this Wall Street Journal article describing research based on the Minority Report movie. (It includes a quote from Andy!)
A great "field writing assignment" ; ) Article from New Yorker magazine. On the MET's Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries and the multidisciplinary challenges of recording their visual appearance.
Tuesday, April 5 , 2005
Thursday's class will meet at the Cave building. Go to the foyer of 180 George Street--the low brick building with a glass front, right at the corner of Brook and George (diagonally across the street from the back of the CIT).
Thursday, March 24, 2005
Walker Artist's Talk, Wednesday at 4pm
in LIST 225. In addition to James Walker's
talk in class on Tuesday, he'll be giving this open talk on Wed. Come
and invite your friends! more info (poster)
Bill Seaman lecture links:
Have a great break! --Anne & Andy
Tuesday, March 22 , 2005
Interested in CS? Come to
the potential concentrators meeting tomorrow.
Walker readings: if you didn't get a copy of them, let me know so I can bring more on Thursday.
Critique from Walker: if you're interested in having him look at your art work, send me an email with free times on April 4,5 or 6, and also location (if the work isn't easily moveable).
Friday, March 18, 2005
The first stage of the Image Canon is live--see link off of resources page. The second stage will include more textual information.
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Tomorrow's class (Jaron Lanier lecture) is in MacMillan 115. MacMillan is the big brick building diagonally across from the CIT.
View the business cards online >>
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Tuesday's class in Lubrano
Read CVA History Chapter for next Tuesday.
In response to feedback on the forms (which will be discussed more next Tues), we will try to have more discussion and less lecturing. In this vein, the *recommended* reading of the CVA History chapter is now *required* and we will have discussion of computer art history based on this reading, some brief slides (with different material) and actual art works and catalogs from Spalter's personal collection of computer art.
Monday, March 14 , 2005
1. Class will be in the MS Lab (CIT 167) tomorrow
2. Thursday's class, in which Jaron Lanier will speak, will be in MacMillan (the big brick building diagonally across from the CIT), in Room 115. It's a big room--invite your friends.
Jaron, coiner of the phrase "virtual reality," conducts computer science research, consults on movie depictions of the future, writes for publications like WIRED, composes and performs original music and is listed in the Encyclopedia Britannica as one of "history's 300 or so greatest inventors."
Check out some of his latest thoughts on the future in a WIRED article at http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/8.12/lanier_pr.html
his home page is http://www.well.com/user/jaron/
4. Business card projects are now up for viewing.
Tuesday, March 8, 2005
Important change to submission of business card files:
Please submit files in PDF format with the fonts embedded. If using Illustrator, set the downsampling compression levels to 300 dpi (Photoshop files should originally be created at 300dpi already). Illustrator and Photoshop formats which contain non-standard fonts will not be displayed correctly upon grading.
If you have already emailed a file and it was not a pdf with embedded fonts, please resubmit your project.
Monday, March 7, 2005
Thursday, March 3, 2005
See an alphabetical (by last name) class list and find out which critique group you are in >>
Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005
Next class (Tues., March 1) will also be in the MS Lab.
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005
Get to know your classmates. CS24 faces up for viewing.
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005
Car Ads up on Web for viewing. They are also linked off the syllabus in the Thursday, Feb 17 section.
Friday, Feb. 11, 2005
What do you think of the Visual Methodologies book so far?I have been asked by the publisher to comment on a proposal for a second edition--student feedback is welcomed too. What would make the book better? What are its current strengths (in your view)? Email any feedback by Tuesday Feb 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005
Hoffman Visual Intelligence is in! There are still copies on the shelf (plus more on order).
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005
Assignment clarification: The "paths" are included in the files for convenience only. You can use any part of any image (just select what you want with regular selection tools and ignore the path). You can take the head of one person and stick it on another, remove/rearrange landscaping, use animal parts, combine people and animals, whatever inspires you. Further assignment tips are on the blog.
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005
TA Hours are finalized:
Car Ad assignment notes
If you are not able to post to the BLOG, please email me!
Monday, Feb. 7, 2005
Reminder: CIS PASS Class on Photoshop and Illustrator.TODAY 4:00pm-6:00.CIT Room 269.
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005
The Blog link should work now. The URL is http://viz-think.blogspot.com
Movie time! Pizza! Shrek 2. Friday--meet
in CIT Lobby before 8pm.
The Bamyian Buddha reconstruction site is back up: http://www.photogrammetry.ethz.ch/research/bamiyan/
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005
Reminder: CIS PASS Class on Photoshop and Illustrator. Mon Feb 7th from 4:00pm-6:00.CIT Room 269.
Bamiyan Readings: Broken links are fixed. The link to the site of the group proposing reconstruction is temporarily down. I will summarize their project briefly in class.
Hoffman's Visual Intelligence book: As you may have noticed, the Hoffman book is not at the bookstore. The publisher did not ship on time. Appr 21 copies should arrive from other sources next week. There were some copies already there, so hopefully this will be enough. The originally-ordered books may appear at any time. If anyone does not have a copy by the end of next week, let us know!
Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005
Visual Memory exercise: if you didn't do it after class, do it before Thursday. It is linked off the syllabus.
Try logging into the machines in the MS Lab (167). No one had trouble today, but check so that you are able to start working on projects next week.
due Thursday: readings in Visual Methodologies and on the Bamiyan Buddhas
SHREK 2 screening: this Friday at 8pm. Meet in the CIT Lobby at 7:50--elevators are locked after 5pm. Pizza!
Friday, January 28,