Changes due to the coronavirus
The Finnish government just announced that all universities will be closed for the time being.
How this affects our class:
- Evaluation is changed from numerical to pass/fail
- Fill out this: https://mycourses.aalto.fi/mod/quiz/view.php?id=565607
- I talked previously about a pdf, it's not necessary, but you can include it in the final step (Documentation) if you already have made it.
- When you fill out this assignment, you will get the 5 ECTS of this course.
- Exhibition will be postponed to some time in the future
- If you are working on your project and need some advice or help, you can call me on Zoom
- I will also open some common Media Lab open office Zoom calls starting from next week (testing it this Saturday), where you can join and work together with other people, or just hang out. I will post the link on the new media email list.
The exact schedule is due to change depending on how things progress throughout the year and where/when we are able to find a location for the exhibition.
Fall Semester – inspiration, lectures, discussions, planning, proposals
Fri 13/09/2019 | Q103 – Introduction, practical issues Fri 20/09/2019 | Q103 – Lecture Slides Homework: Read the Foreword, Preface and the Introduction chapters of the book
Aesthetics of Interaction in Digital Art. You can access the e-book if you login with your Aalto account
Fri 27/09/2019 | Q103 | Workshop practicalities Thu 03/10/2019 | 15:30–17:00 | Room Q203 Visiting lecture by Hasan Elahi, not officially part of the course, but highly recommended. The lecture is open to all, no need to register, but the room is quite small so I recommend going in early. Fri 04/10/2019 | Q103 – First assignment: Background & Inspiration Presentations Fri 11/10/2019 | Q103 – First assignment: Background & Inspiration Presentations Fri 18/10/2019 | Q103 – Visiting exhibitions in Väre and discussion at the birdwatching tower Fri 01/11/2019 | Q103 – Discussing the requirements of the project proposal, ARTS grant application, and other artist grants. Afterschool event 17–21: Flash2 Light Art Exhibition in Suomenlinna Wear warm clothes if you want to join Fri 08/11/2019 | Q103 – Visiting the Old Lapinlahti Hospital (potential exhibition space) Let's meet in Lapinlahti at 15:30 (Kahvila Lähde) Fri 15/11/2019 | G203 Sound Sculpture Exhibition Opening Optional program for today after the class: Exhibition opening by Kalle Rasinkangas at 17:30 (a student from the theatre academy’s light and sound department We will meet in front of the Alepa in Väre at 17:00 to go there. Also this at 19:30 in Kallio Stage https://www.facebook.com/events/2549668588595053/ Fri 22/11/2019 | Q103 – Project proposal presentations Extra curriculum (until 24/11): https://anhava.com/exhibitions/anna-estarriola/ Fri 29/11/2019 | Q103 – Project proposal presentations 13/12/2019 – Deadline for submitting an Aalto ARTS Scholarship application for thesis projects and exhibitions
Spring Semester – studio time, working, exhibition
Please note: The actual schedule for the Spring depends on the details of the exhibition.
Fri 10/01/2020 | Q103 13–24/1/2020 | G203– Experimental Studio (G203) booked for working on your artworks. Fri 17/01/2020 | G203 – End of the first studio week Fri 24/01/2020 | G203 – End of the second studio week (Spring semester update, please attend if you can). Fri 31/01/2020 | No class. No tutoring. Matti is in Vuosaari. Fri 07/02/2020 | Q103 – Tutoring available from Matti (not compulsory to attend) Fri 14/02/2020 | Q103 – End of Period I, Group discussion about the exhibition name, website, other information.
- Fri 28/02/2020 | Q203 – Matti is ill. No class.
- Fri 06/03/2020 | Q103 – Present your progress to the group.
- Fri 13/03/2020 | G203 – Deadline for all information about artworks. Please note, I moved this to G203
- Fri 20/03/2020 | Q103 – Posters, website, other promotional material ready. Tutoring available from Matti.
- Fri 27/03/2020 | Q103 – Dividing tasks for the exhibition (guard duty, installing etc.)
Please note, this course is primarily aimed for 2nd+ year MA students in New Media. Maximum amount of students is 15.
The aim of the course is to explore the notion of interaction within the context of new media art. The students will create artworks for a new media art exhibition that opens in the Spring semester.
If your master's thesis contains an artistic component, this course can be used to support the process and to allow you to exhibit your work in the Spring semester.
This course is for advanced students, it is assumed that you are able to handle your chosen medium well enough to create your work. There will be artistic and technical tutoring available, but the student should already have taken other courses that teach specific skills in creating interactive artworks, or the student should already have learned these skills elsewhere.
Recommended courses to take before attending the Interactive Art course:
- Programming for Artists (or equivalent)
- Electronics for Artists
- Embodied Interaction