Assessment 3: Project work

Marking:
Marked out of 100 – 40 %

Description:
Research an existing art, design or media work discussed in the lectures and/or workshops and create a project in response to how the selected work make use of abstraction as a process.

The form/output can be images or animation displayed on screens, as prints, drawings, textiles, interactive installations, 3-d objects, or performances.

Provide a 200-word artist statement that outlines your concept, rationale, processes, and how you responded to the existing media artwork referenced. Refer to relevant lecture materials to contextualise your project in relation to contemporary media arts.

Due Date:
Week 13 in class
This work will need to be installed in the Digital Media Centre for assessment. A detailed schedule will be released in week 12.

Format:
Screen-based, paper-based, object-based, interactive or performance work
Written statement (200 words)

Assessment Criteria:
Depth and breadth of research engagement with lecture and workshop materials, and relevant references

Conceptual development of Project work in response to theme

Execution of Project work in terms of functionality and presentation

Submission Method:
Presentation of work (as directed in class)
Artist’s statement (200 word)

Must Attempt: Yes
This means that if you do not submit a work, a Technical Fail will be automatically generated for your grade in this subject.

Assessment 1: Analogue Coding/ Computational Thinking in the Everyday

Marking:
Marked out of 100 – 25%

Description:
Select an artwork, a design, or a technology discussed in the lectures from weeks 1 – 3. Write a 750-word analysis on the chosen work exploring how the work functions along one of the following processes:

1. Coding and codification
2. Instructions and procedural actions
3. Translation and transmission

Refer to tutorial activities and discussions in the first 3 weeks of session,and include your own research into the historical and cultural contexts of the work in your analysis. Consider how the process function in the making, usage/ application, and reception of the work. For example, how does language turn into code in a fax machine? How is the task of instructions broken down into procedural steps in Sol LeWitt’s artworks? What role does coding play in the production of textiles?

Due Date:
Week 4, 18th August 2016, 11.59pm (link posed to submission post before mid-night)

Format:
Written blog entry (750 words) with relevant illustrations

Assessment Criteria:
Depth and Breadth of research engagement with lecture and workshop materials, and relevant references
What is the range of references used in your analysis? How relevant are they to the topic? What is the depth of your engagement with these materials?

Criticality in analysing the example chosen in response to the named processes
How well does your analysis show an understanding of the process discussed? How well does your analysis builds on the information and research materials?

Clarity and succinctness in writing
How clear, coherent and structured is the writing? Is there an argument in the analysis? How well is your view argued?

Submission Method:
Online: a working link to your blog entry must be provided on the relevant submission post on Medadada.net by the due date.

Must Attempt: Yes
This means that if you do not submit a work, a Technical Fail will be automatically generated for your grade in this subject.

Assessment 2: Digital coding/ Processing Sketch

Marking:
Marked out of 100 – 35 %

Description:
Based on the tutorial activities from weeks 5 to 8, create a Processing sketch that explores the use of iteration. The completed sketch can be static or dynamic.

Supply your Processing code along with your exported Processing sketch embedded into an entry on your personal subject blog. It is essential to include extensive comments throughout your codes to demonstrate your understanding of Processing.

Borrowing from existing codes is permitted but you must limit borrowed code to less than 50% of your total sketch. Simply copying existing codes and tweaking parameters value is not acceptable.

Write a 150-word statement that explains how your sketch explores the theme of iteration as well as how your experiment relates to relevant research and media artworks discussed in the lectures and workshops.

Due Date:
Week 9 – 22nd September 11.59pm (link posed to submission post before mid-night)

Format:
Processing sketch, source code, and statement (150 words) embedded into an entry on your personal blog.

Assessment Criteria:
Depth and breadth of research engagement with lecture and workshop materials, and relevant references
What is the range of references used in the creation of this sketch? What is the depth of your engagement with these materials?

Quality of comments and codes in the Processing sketch
What is the depth of your understanding demonstrated by your comments throughout the code? How well have you responded to the project brief in developing existing codes or creating original ones?

Execution of concept in response to the theme in Processing sketch
How extensively have you explored identified concepts in relation to coding practice? How competent is your execution of the sketch?

Submission Method:
Online: a working link to your Processing sketch embedded in an entry on your personal subject blog accompanied your Processing codes and your 150-word must be provided on the relevant submission post on Medadada.net.

Must Attempt: Yes
This means that if you do not submit a work, a Technical Fail will be automatically generated for your grade in this subject.

Assessment 3: Project work

Marking:
Marked out of 100 – 40 %

Description:
Research an existing media artwork (discussed in the lectures and/or workshops) that makes use of repetition and variation as its central theme. Using your understanding of this work as your starting point, create a project that is composed of iterative actions.

The form/output can be images or animation displayed on screens, as prints, drawings, textiles, interactive installations, 3-d objects, or performances. Provide a 200-word artist statement that outlines your concept, rationale, processes, and how you responded to the existing media artwork referenced. Refer to relevant lecture materials to contextualise your project in relation to contemporary media arts.

Due Date:
Week 13 in class
This work will need to be installed in the Digital Media Centre for assessment. A detailed schedule will be released in week 12.

Format:
Screen-based, paper-based, object-based, interactive or performance work
Written statement (200 words)

Assessment Criteria:
Depth and breadth of research engagement with lecture and workshop materials, and relevant references
How much does your research analysis of the selected existing artwork contribute to the development of your project work? What is the engagement with research materials, and what is the range and scope of these materials?

Conceptual development of Project work in response to theme
How extensively and critically has your work explored the concepts of iteration and repetition?

Execution of Project work in terms of functionality and presentation
How effective and engaging is the project work in its execution? What kind of thoughts and exploration is evident in the final presentation of the work?

Submission Method:
Presentation of work (as directed in class)
Artist’s statement (200 word)

Must Attempt: Yes
This means that if you do not submit a work, a Technical Fail will be automatically generated for your grade in this subject.