In week 9’s workshop, we will continue with playing with the Arduino, conducting a few more exercises and experiments to develop a deeper understanding of its capability. Hopefully this will give you some ideas about what you would like to do with it in terms of bringing about your We will also
In this workshop, we continue to tinker with electronics and explore possibilities. We will be introducing the Arduino as a tool that can add to our capacity to create media artworks. Our focus will remain firmly on our investigation into the ideas of interaction and audience experience.
No class has ever built a Rube-Goldberg Machine that runs from the beginning to end without stopping once. MEDA202 2017 class will be challenging for this title. We will launch our machine this year at 5.00 pm EST (UTC+10) on Tuesday 29 August.
“if ever a challenger wins…. he or she will gain the people’s ovation and fame forever.”
As well, there will also be awards for groups that built a section that:
- takes the longest time to complete
- provides the best visual spectacle
- provides the best auditory spectacle
- traverses the most vertical distance
- has the most functional parts
In weeks 5 and 6, we focus on the material quality of physical objects by building a Rube-Goldberg Machine (RGM). MEDA202’s tutorial classes will divide into 10 groups of 4 students, each create a component of the machine (in a chain reaction). The first group will determine how the machine gets started. The last group will decide the function of machine.
In week 4, you can choose to visit to the Library’s Makerspace on campus as or go on an excursion to the Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. Please respond below which visit you would like to participate in so that we can work out the numbers for each visits.
Please meet Jo at the foyer of the Museum of Contemporary Art at 1.30pm.
One of the purposes of this excursion is to physically encounter contemporary art and media works exhibited in an art space. We will look at and discuss these works together. The context will be set by the subject’s first assignment: Research Essay. Please ensure you have read the assessment outline.
Also, This is a Voice is now opened at the Powerhouse Museum. Student general entry fee is $8. You are welcome to visit this exhibition before or after our excursion to the MCA. You will find that there are many different types of interactive exhibits in the museum which may be of interests. Powerhouse Museum is near UTS, a short train train ride from Circular Quay to Central.
Please meet Etienne and Travis outside the library on main campus at 2.30pm. The purpose of this visit is to show you the facilities and equipment available to you at the new UOW Makerspace. This will be useful in terms of researching the possibilities of these new tools as well as what skills and knowledge you will require to make use these technologies.
In week 3’s workshop, we begin our foray into the world of electronics. Why? You may ask. We find out how electronics have been used as a medium by contemporary artists. This is a handy tool to add to your repertoire. We begin by getting into the material basics of electricity.
In this workshop, we take apart everyday tools, mechanical objects, and simple technologies to understand the basic mechanisms that drive these devices. We learn something about machine and mechanics by reverse-engineering these devices in attempt to alter or modify their purposes. We will hack mass-produced objects to serve our own enquiry.
Week 1’s workshop introduces what we will be looking at in this subject, how we will be exploring these areas, and why will we be doing it. We begin by asking how we interact with creative works? What produces meaningful interactions? We will also be getting our hands dirty by making simple machines, exploring mechanics, and manipulating materials to make things move. Continue reading