Assessment 1: Analogue Coding/ Computational Thinking in the Everyday

Marked out of 100 – 25%

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)

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 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.

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