Code CS 450
Title Arts and Computing
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Subject Computer Sci.& Eng.(CS)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00
Instructor(s) Selim Saffet Balc─▒soy
balcisoy@sabanciuniv.edu
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
Prerequisites
(only for SU students)
VA234 VA334 CS201
Planned Learning Activities Lecture,Project,
Content This course will cover the history of computing in the arts, technologies and trends in new media. It will give an overview on input, output devices and human visual perception. The course will cover principles of virtual environments, hardware, software and design issues in presenting images and sound in immersive environments, input and control devices, quantative asessment of virtual reality systems. We will investigate conceptual strategies and creative possibilities for artists working in new media and engineers developing media technologies. The course will view abroad range of work by artists who use the computer as a medium, as a tool, as subject matter or all of the above, screening projects on CD-ROMS, the Web and videos as well as other cultural artifacts of the digital age, from games, feature animations to chat rooms. During weekly labs, art and engineering students will be working on media demonstration projects as small groups. Engineering students will develop software and arts students will create content.
Objective This course will cover the history of computing in the arts, technologies and trends in new media. It will give an overview on input, output devices and human visual perception. The course will cover principles of virtual environments, hardware, software and design issues in presenting images and sound in immersive environments, input and control devices, quantitative assessment of virtual reality systems.
Learning Outcome We will investigate conceptual strategies and creative possibilities for artists working in new media and engineers developing media technologies. The course will view a broad range of work by artists who use the computer as a medium, as a tool, as subject matter or all of the above, screening projects on CD-ROMS, the Web and videos as well as other cultural artifacts of the digital age, from games, feature animations to chat rooms. During weekly labs, art and engineering students will be working on media demonstration projects as small groups. Engineering students will develop software and arts students will create content.
Recommended or Required Reading
Readings The Computer in the Visual Arts, Anne Morgan Spalter