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Class Schedule
13 April 2015

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February 3

Introduction
Lecture — “The Information”
Exercise — Telephone games

February 10

Assignment 1
Review of class tools
Exercise: Software circulation
Student reading presentations start
Reading — The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood, James Gleick (Preface, Chapters 1 – 4)

February 17

Assignment 1 continues
Student reading presentations continue
Lecture — “A Happy Octopus"
Reading — The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood, James Gleick (Chapters 5 – 10)

February 24

Assignment 1 ends
Student reading presentations end
Lecture — “A Live Archive”
Exercise — I heard the news today
Reading — The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood, James Gleick (Chapters 11 – 15, Epilogue)

March 3

Assignment 2
Project introduction
Exercise — The walk to class
Lecture — “The Infinite Library”
Reading — “The Cobweb,” Jill Lepore, “A World in Three Aisles,” Gideon Lewis-Kraus

March 10

Assignment 2 continues
Review, in-class critique
Lecture — "An Animated Gif"
Demonstration — animated gifs
http://c-i-r-c-u-l-a-t-i-o-n.tumblr.com

March 17

Spring break, no class

March 24
Assignment 2 continues
Project introduction,
Lecture — "The Next NeXT Logo”
Reading — “A Design Miscellany,” Paul Rand

March 31
Assignment 3
** FIELD TRIP TO NYC **
Paul Rand
James Goggin

April 7
Assignment 3 continues
Lecture — “Global Branding”
Reading — “The Life and Death of Media,” Bruce Sterling

April 14
Assignment 3 continues
Project review, in-class critique
Lecture — “I'll be your interface.*”
Video — ""Identity""
Reading — “The Life and Death of Media,” Bruce Sterling

April 21
Assignment 3 continues
Guest artist Peter Mendelsund

April 28
Assignment 3 ends
Final review of all work from the semester with visiting critics
Reading — “Computers and Design,” Design Quarterly 142, edited by Muriel Cooper, “Spatial Data Management,” Richard Bolt, “Pure Data,” Mark Owens

May 4

Final portfolio due by 1:30 pm




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