Creative Arts Practice

Previous Students

Students who previously studied Masters in Creative Arts Practice: CAP 2017-2018 Ryan Boyle ; Nick Cooke ; Xuan Du ; India Fleming ; Pete Haughie ; Sijia He ; Yaxi Jin ; Katharine Oswell ; Kiran Pearce ; Benazir Syarifuddin ; Niall Calderon ; Kypros Kyprianou ; Jasmine Padgett CAP 2016-2017 Ares Rabe ; Shawn Ma; Chloe Manyue Yu ; Chrissy Shou Yu Chen; Ben Woolsey; Megan Wilson; Jade Mallabone; Garry Lydon; Michael Hirst; Sarah Davy; Alexei Crawley; Lewis Brown; Daniel Bradwell; Ashley Bowes Previous Students CAP 2015-2016 Meena Daneshyar; Maria Clemente – Albacete; Sean Cotterill Xiyuan Tan; Yue Wang; Riar Rizaldi Daniel Parry Previous Students CAP 2014-2015 Meteor; Edmund Nesveda Clive Wright; Chilly Rain Wenya Chen; Trong Cuong Dao Yousif Abdulghani; Tan Barti; Zhang Wei   2013-2014 Yinzhen Bao; Tatiana

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DMS8013: 7. Data Wrangling: Hackathons are Emancipatory

Aims To look at ways that public data is used for art, activism and development To examine some of the claims that hackathons make and the problems they have To learn more about how to get data, what it looks like inside and what we can do with it Hackathons Art Hack Day Berlin /// + Going Dark + from LEAP on Vimeo. Hacking -> Hack / Hackathon Joeli Brearley of Future Everything has produced a contemporary guide to the

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DMS8013: 6. Terrible Interactivity: From Diegetic Prototyping to the 'Gestural Excess'

Aims To thinking about what makes interaction successful or otherwise To develop a critical position towards interaction as a cultural entity To familiarise ourselves with some tools, techniques and considerations for building interactives Overview This session is not intended to teach you how to make good interaction (though it will certainly help). Instead I want to provide something of an overview of some different approaches to interaction from the field of Interaction Design itself, HCI, software studies and STS. We’ll

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DMS8013:5, Maker Culture and Labs.

Places for makers For each of the below lets think about: Who is/are the community/ies? What are they (the platform) trying to achieve? http://thingiverse.com http://instructables.com https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/?hl=en http://blog.arduino.cc Making spaces in academia (Labs) Lori Emmerson on histories of the media lab At the behest of certain types of institutions, specific combinations of discourses, practices, techniques and forms come together in media labs to produce and study specific kinds of technological objects. In the process, they also produce new discourses and shape new kinds of subjects. For example,

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HSS8121: Planning your collaboration

Collaboration: Ideas how will you share and select ideas? talking about them? making sketches and presenting back? shared resources? Roles how do you maintain a timetable? how do you get help? how do you make sure everyone can offer something useful? how do you make sure everyone can document their work correctly ? Resources What do equipment do you need? What materials? whose responsibility is it to get them? What do they cost? Who keeps the budget?

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DMS8013: 4. Algorithms and Generativity: The Map is not the Territory

Aims To learn about the history of algorithms and generative computer code To think about the ways that computers ‘model life’ or otherwise connect to the physical world To experience creating generative systems Algorithm (خوارزمي‎‎): “a description of the method by which a task is to be accomplished,” History of Computer Science (and previously in mathematics) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_algorithms In art/music/education Shintaro Miyazaki & Michael Chinen, Algorythmic Sorting Literature and Poetry The Oulipo and Exercises in Style, Raymond Queneau Algorithmic Poetry http://www.netzliteratur.net/cramer/concepts_notations_software_art.htmltex Formalism vs Action

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DMS8013: Portfolio Provocations

Portfolio item 1: Making things talk You have been introduced to a number of local and remote ways of making technologies communicate with one another. At the same time we’ve looked at some of the history, politics and theory of network communication exploring crossovers between each. For your portfolio you should make an artefact or artefacts under the theme/provocation of ‘Making things talk.’ You may build on examples we’ve made together but should extend them significantly treating your work as

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HSS8121: public vs private

Today’s session will be structured around a series of questions: What possible forms of surveillance exist? How do different forms of surveillance constitute new forms of public and private space? What defines surveillance as public or private? How is publicity delimited by knowledge? How much is your public data worth? What is informed consent? Where do you publicly show your face?

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DMS8013: 2. Material Communication. Down the wire

Aims To introduce some elements of a socio-material history of network infrastructures To experiment with network tools To find out more about how the contemporary internet and world wide web work Physical Networks Task: Draw a map of what happens when you type google.com into your browser Task: traceroute /tracert and whois https://www.wired.com/1996/12/ffglass/ Exchange points Legacy Networks Many more such maps are available here. Cities and infrastructure Telephone networks also began as small local systems that were then interconnected and

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