Fall 2016 - Undergraduate Course Description
Instructor
Curry, Val
Discipline and Number
ARTS 3340 Section 001
Day
T Time 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Course Title
The Art of Tinkering

Description of Course:

Modeled after the programming success of San Francisco’s renown ‘ Tinkering Studio Program’ at the ‘Exploratorium’, this course will explore the many creative ‘High-Low’outlets of ‘Makers’ and ‘Producers’ who defy traditional categories of the arts, science and technology for those overlapping intersections where ‘anything’ can happen. From hacking the system to aesthetic revelations through deconstructing and repurposing materials, processes and systems in innovative, ‘disruptive’ ways, this hands on studio course will explore the physical and mental challenges of learning how to change the world in small but significant, creative ways. We will incorporate material modeling and fabrication, arduinos and 'hand think' in experimental enterprising ways.

Required Texts:

The Art of Tinkering: Meet 50+ Makers Working at the Intersection of Art, Science & Technology by Karen Wilkinson & Mike Petrich

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

No previous art prerequisites are needed however it is preferable to have some experience in a discipline that can be adapted in a creative way to playing with art and technology. i e... Science/engineering, digital tech/ hard and software/sculpture/theater/ sound/ video/2D design etc.

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