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Courses will be added to the Summer Session roster between November and May. Visit often to see the latest information.

Course description

Over the centuries, artists in a wide variety of media have employed many approaches to the creative process, ranging from the philosophical to the mechanical to the virtual. This course unravels some of the mysteries going on inside software used for art and music. It looks at ways of breaking things apart and sampling and ways of putting things together and resynthesizing, and explores ideas for creation. This course does not teach software packages for creating art and music. The course complements ART 2701 and MUSIC 1421.

Outcome 1: Understand, manipulate, and design algorithms and other processes for creating music and other art forms. Specific techniques may draw from stochastic, iterative, algebraic and geometric methods, amongst others.

Outcome 2: Have a degree of understanding of the design process —idea, formulation, specification, implementation, testing to refinement — and the development of effective interfaces.

Outcome 3: Have a basic understanding of the basics of probability, group theory, basic programming, feedback systems, sampling, and synthesis with emphasis on building applications via assisted process control (principles of simple programming).

good comfort level with computers and some of the arts recommended

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Classes

Summer 2019: Ithaca campus

Section ID:PSYCH 1650 001-LEC
Number:1068
Session:6-week Summer session
Class dates:June 24-August 6, 2019
Days/times:M-F 1 PM - 2:15 PM 262
Location:Ithaca campus
Credit:3
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Bailey, G. (gob1)
Max. enroll:30
To enroll:Precollege students may take this class as part of a six-week Summer College program.

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