SMM Schedule 2020

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INTRODUCTION – week 1

Tues Sep 1 

  • Trouble-shooting zoom
  • Introduction of syllabus and selves
  • Course Overview, theme, expectations, logistics

HW

  • READ Bogost, Ian, “The Cathedral of Computation” The Atlantic, Jan 15 2015
    • ADD quotation, brief comment/question into Google Doc – insert your contribution chronologically.
  • LISTEN Communicating Climate Change: a psychoanalysis – Science Weekly Podcast , Jan 19, 2017 The Guardian (~35 mins)
    • ADD quotation, timestamp, brief comment/question into Google Doc – insert your contribution chronologically.
  • FILL OUT tech skills (google doc invitation)

Thurs Sep 3

PODCASTS – weeks 2 & 3

HW

Tues Sep 8

  • Forest 404 discussion
  • Break out groups: podcast favorites, expectations
  • Podcast brief
  • Break out groups: Podcast brainstorming

HW

  • WRITE Podcast Script (submit to google folder)
  • DOWNLOAD sound editor
  • SIGN UP for Podcast Hosting

Thurs Sep 10

  • Podcast Structure/Working with Sound 101
  • Individual check-in/ scripts
  • Watch how-to tutorials or start work on podcast

HW

  • LISTEN Oceans of Noise, episode 1 – Guardian Podcast, May 2019 (~35 mins)
    • LOG Ocean of Noise – put your log into folder in drive
  • WORK ON podcast, record/edit/source FX and music – e.g. freesound.org

Tues Sep 15

  • Oceans of Noise, episode 1 discussion (content and structure)
  • Break Out groups – diagram structure of Oceans of Noise
  • Individual check-in as needed
  • Work on podcast

HW

  • FINISH PODCAST
  • POST LINK in drive in google doc named PODCASTS LINKS

Thurs Sep 17

  • Listen and Critique Podcasts

TWITTER BOTS – weeks 4 & 5

HW

  • MAKE Twitter Account for your bot
  • WATCH Darius Kazemi (~34 mins): Bots Bots Bots
    • ADD quotation, timestamp, brief comment/question into Google Doc – insert your contribution chronologically
  • READ Basic Twitter Bot Etiquette by Darius Kaemi

Tues Sep 22

  • Darius Kazemi Video discussion
  • Bot Etiquette discussion
  • TwitterBot Brief
  • Break out groups: brainstorm a bot

HW

  • CHECK OUT/CHOOSE tools/method for making bot
  • WRITE short proposal for your twitter bot – 1 page max – 280 characters min(!)
  • PICK a bot from Botwiki – follow it , be ready with a short oral report on what it does

Thurs Sep 24

  • Botwiki report on bot you followed
  • Cheapbotsdonequick play with this this tool, make eco-twitter-poetry
    • Tracery tutorial, Kate Compton’s JavaScript library
  • Individual/Group check-in/ on twitter-bot proposals

HW

Tues Sep 29

  • “Mediated Affect & Feminist Solidarity…” discussion
  • Report progress, troubleshoot problems, work on bot (don’t forget profile background, avatar, bio!)

HW

  • FINISH BOT – upload link

Thurs Oct 1

  • Follow and critique bots

MOBILE APPS – weeks 6 & 7

HW:

Tues Oct 6

HW

  • Mobile App – – idea -> … spec -> … wireframe … -> prototype

Thurs Oct 8

  • Groups check in
  • Mobile App – – idea -> … spec -> … wireframe … -> prototype

HW:

Tues Oct 13

  • FRDM discussion
  • Covid Apps
  • Break out groups check in
  • Mobile App – – idea -> … spec -> … wireframe … -> prototype

Thurs Oct 15

  • Upload mobile app wireframes
  • Show and critique wireframes and (optional) prototypes

AR APPS Tues weeks 8 & 9

HW

Tues Oct 20

HW

  • DOWNLOAD Lens Studio OR Register with Artivive – familiarize yourself with the platform
  • PRODUCE SPEC for AR project

Thurs Oct 22

  • PLAY with lens studio or artivive
  • Group or Individual Check In

HW

  • READ Cathy O’Neil, “Civilian Casualities: Justice in the Age of Big Data” Chapter 5 in Weapons of Math Destruction, ebook in UB library
    • ADD quotation, page number/location, brief comment/question into Google Doc – insert your contribution chronologically
  • CONTINUE AR project

Tues Oct 27– brainstorming in groups -> AR concept

Thur Oct 29

  • Show AR projects by whatever means possible
  • Critique

END GAME

HW

  • READ: Cathy O’Neil, “Bomb Parts: What is a Model” Chapter 1? & “Collateral Damage: Landing Credit” Chapter 8 in Weapons of Math Destruction, ebook in UB library.
    • ADD quotation, page number/location, brief comment/question into Google Doc – insert your contribution chronologically

Tues Nov 3

  • Discuss Chap 1 & 8, Weapons of Math Destruction (model, proxies)
  • Final Project Brief Productions steps, deliverables, expectations
  • Find a production group or feedback group

HW

Thurs Nov 5

  • Break out group – brainstorming final
  • Group reports – preliminary ideas/overviews

HW

Tues Nov 10

  • Seeing the Sort & Cat or Human discussion
  • Break Out Groups – peer to peer report on final project progress

HW

  • CONTINUE final project (as per your milestones)

Thurs Nov 12

  • Individual/Group check-in/ spec/script/storyboard + timetable

HW

  • READ Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler, Anatomy of an AI System (2018)
    • ADD quotation, page number/location, brief comment/question into Google Doc – insert your contribution chronologically
  • CONTINUE final project (as per your milestones)

Tues Nov 17

Thurs Nov 19

  • Individual/Group check-in as per your milestones

HW

Tues Nov 24

  • Clemente et al, Rader et al. discussion
  • Break out groups as necessary – testing??

Thurs Nov 26 thanksgiving

HW

  • Play Game, write up description using description exercise
    • Alpha Beat Cancer – “children’s game demystifies cancer by teaching the terminology and information needed for informed and productive care” (IOS and Android)
    • BBC Earth: Life in VR – ” takes the users to the Californian coast, and an underwater world bursting with life.” (Android)
    • Climate Defense – “asks the player with preventing global warming by absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2) ” (Android)
    • Dumb Ways to Die – “avoid dangerous situations around trains — and other life-threatening scenarios” (IOS and Android)

Tues Dec 1  

  • Present game/app that you played – discussion

Thurs Dec 3

  • Individual/Group check-in as per your milestones
  • Testing

HW

  • READ Patricia Clough with Karen Gregory, Benjamin Haber, R. Joshua Scannell, “The Datalogical Turn” in Non-Representational Methodologies: Re-envisioning Research. Philip Vannini, ed. Routledge, 2015
    • ADD quotation, page number/location, brief comment/question into Google Doc – insert your contribution chronologically

Tues Dec 8

  • Discuss Clough et al
  • Break out groups as necessary

Thurs Dec 10

  • Final Show/Critiques
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