Welcome to the Class Wiki for Interactivity Design 1 YSDN 1006

Last class day is Mar 30 ...this is the last day to complete Project 3 and wrap up any participation.

Be sure to go over the checklist for Project 3 before final submission!
Also update your activity log to accurately account for all of your contributions ... this is important!

Please remember that the next set of feedback will be done this week (Feb 23 - Mar 2)
Check participation for details

For next class on Feb 9 please bring:
  • a magazine or two
  • exacto knife
  • a ruler.
We will need this for doing the next Exercise 3 in class.
If you are so inclined, follow the steps 1 and 2 before class ... it will lessen the line up to use the scanner.

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The OCAD Faculty of Design presents a talk by engineer and interdisciplinary artist/designer Golan Levin on Thursday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Golan Levin is an artist and engineer interested in exploring new modes of reactive expression. Through performances, digital artifacts, and virtual environments, Levin applies creative twists to digital technologies that highlight our relationship with machines, make visible our ways of interacting with each other, and explore the intersection of non-verbal communication and interactivity. Levin has exhibited and performed widely in Europe, America and Asia.

As an educator, Levin's pedagogy is concerned with reclaiming computation as a medium of personal expression. He teaches “studio art courses in computer science,” on themes like interactive art, generative form, digital fabrication, information visualization, and audiovisual performance. Levin teaches at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Electronic Art, with courtesy appointments in Computer Science and Design. In January he was also appointed Director of the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, a "meta-laboratory" within CMU dedicated to supporting "atypical, interdisciplinary and inter-institutional" research projects at the intersection of arts, sciences and technology.

Levin has spent half his life as an artist embedded within technological research environments, in places like the MIT Media Laboratory, the Ars Electronica Futurelab, and the former Interval Research Corporation in Palo Alto.

Levin's work combines equal measures of the whimsical, the provocative, and the sublime in a wide variety of online, installation and performance media.
OCAD Auditorium
100 McCaul St.
Toronto, Ontario

Lets make it visible

Lets put our questions and project related comments on a wiki page rather than in the discussion modules. There is some good ideas and info being shared, so it might be easier for everyone to find and contribute on a regular wiki page. http://1006w10.wikispaces.com/message/list/Student+Alias
Anyone willing to get it started?- dgelb dgelb

This wiki is the class community space for Interactivity Design 1 YSDN 1006, a first year course in the Bachelor of Design Program offered jointly between York University and Sheridan College Insititute of Technology and Advanced Learning. It also serves as central meeting point for the course including projects, updates, scheduling, resources, commentary and other relevant material that informs and promotes class activities.

If you are registered in the course but not yet a member of this wiki, please request a membership (in the upper left corner) by putting your name and student number in the request box. A message will be sent to the wiki organizer and approval should be quick.

This space is meant for students of YSDN 1006 and editing is limited to class members. Visitors are welcome and if you have any comments regarding this wiki or general questions or comments about wikis for design learning, feel free to drop a line by email to the Course Director David Gelb.

Check this page often for announcements and updates.