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)
- X-Acto knife
- small tip brushes
- tape (single, double sided, and/or glue dots)
- hot glue
- wire clippers
- woodless graphite pencil
- LEDs: 360° LEDs + 5050 SMD LEDs + 5MM in bulk
- 220 Ohm Resistors (red, red, brown)
- 10 K Ohm Resistors (black, brown, orange)
- 3V Lithium Batteries
- Small Neodynmium Magnets (you can get these from AI Friedman, the Container Store (look in the office section), or online)
- Alligator clips
- 3M™ Copper Conductive Tape 1181 Single Adhesive Surface (1/4″ width)
- Bare conductive paint pen or container
- Coin cell battery holders (at least 3.
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:
- NY Central
- Canal Plastics or Plastic Land (cheaper and nicer but not as much selection)
- Canal Rubber
- Mood Fabrics, Broadway Fabrics + Textiles, or any of the fashion component stores in the fashion district (like the one that only sells zippers).
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.