Assignment for Week 1 (due 2/5)

I am thrilled to have all of you in the class! It sounds like we have quite a diverse pool of backgrounds to work with. Everyone should actively think about how they can share their unique skills, experience, and perspective to share with the class. I should have stressed that I am not the only teacher here – much of what you will learn will be through your peers and through your own research.

That being said, we will continue to dive technically and conceptually deeper next class. Here is your assignment:

1) Post a short description about yourself and your background. Include a self portrait. You should also discuss: (a) what you hope to get out of the class, (b) as well as any projects you have wanted to work on that incorporate the materials we will be using, and (c) a project you are inspired by.

2) Purchase these materials ASAP (either today or tomorrow):

1. Paper related

  • paper (or appropriate substrate for the workshop)
  • scissors
  • X-Acto knife
  • small tip brushes
  • ruler
  • tape (single, double sided, and/or glue dots)
  • hot glue
  • wire clippers
  • tweezers
  • woodless graphite pencil

2. Electronics

3) Read this article about Organic User Interfaces. Come prepared to discuss 3 things you found interesting.

4) Go to one of the following stores (if you have another you would like to travel to, email me first) and gather a sample of a material to bring to next class:

The point is to go to a new place and find a material that inspires you.

Also, a quick note on posting to the blog:
Create a new post. Insert your images, video, text, etc. Under “Categories”, click your name. Do NOT click “Assignments.” This is where I will post class assignments.

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