SMM Schedule 2021

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Speculative Fabulation – class theme and project briefs

Group A (first name a-l) = Adonis, Brian M, Brian M, Chenyue,Dante, Declan, Haniff, Julian, Junhan, Keenan

Group B (first name m-z) = Madison, Mike, Nate, Ryan, Sanaa, Siyi, Umyah, Wenhao, Xiuhao, Zachary

INTRODUCTION – week 1

Mon Aug 30 

  • Zoom policies and zoom policy discussion
  • Introduction of syllabus and selves
  • Course overview, Speculative Fabulation theme, expectations, logistics

HW

  • READ Bogost, Ian, “The Cathedral of Computation” The Atlantic, Jan 15 2015
    • ADD page or para number, quotation, brief comment/question, your name into Class Doc – insert your contribution chronologically.
  • BROWSE Speculative Fabulation theme – follow links and read material
    • ADD brief comment/question, your name into Class Doc

Wed Sep 1

PODCASTS – weeks 2 & 3

HW

Wed Sep 8

HW

  • LISTEN Oceans of Noise, episode 1 – Guardian Podcast, May 2019 (~35 mins) LOG Ocean of Noise – (submit to UB-learns)
  • WRITE Podcast Script (submit to UB-learns)
  • DOWNLOAD sound editor
  • SIGN UP for Podcast Hosting

Mon Sep 13

  • Oceans of Noise, episode 1 discussion (content and structure)
  • Break Out groups – diagram structure of Oceans of Noise
  • Podcast Structure/Working with Sound 101
  • Break Out groups – share scripts

HW

  • FINISH podcast, record/edit/source FX and music – e.g. freesound.org
  • POST LINK in UB learns

Wed Sep 15

  • Listen to 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, your name into Class Doc – insert your contribution chronologically
  • READ Basic Twitter Bot Etiquette by Darius Kazemi

Mon Sep 20

HW

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

Wed Sep 22

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

HW

Mon Sep 27

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

HW

  • FINISH BOT – upload link to UB learns

Wed Sep 29

  • Follow and critique bots

MOBILE APPS – weeks 6 & 7

HW:

  • WATCH Looking at Black Box Society Part 1, speaker Frank Pasquale (33 mins)
    • Group B: ADD quotation, brief comment/question, your name into Class Doc – insert your contribution chronologically
    • Group A: ADD quotation that identifies main thesis of the paper, restatement of the thesis in your own words, page number/location, your name – insert your contribution chronologically
  • DOWNLOAD and PLAY Zombies, Run – play at least first episode, you don’t have to run you can walk.

Mon Oct 4

HW

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

Wed Oct 6

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

HW:

Mon Oct 11

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

Wed Oct 13

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

AR APPS Tues weeks 8 & 9

HW

  • READ Helen Papagiannis, The Critical Role of Artists in Advancing Augmented Reality
    • Group B: ADD quotation, brief comment/question, your name into Class Doc – insert your contribution chronologically
    • Group A: ADD quotation that identifies main thesis of the paper, restatement of the thesis in your own words, page number/location, your name – insert your contribution chronologically
  • WATCH MIT Open Doc Lab, Charity Everett talk on Go Back Fetch it ~36 mins
    • ADD quotation, timestamp, brief comment/question into Class Doc – insert your contribution chronologically
  • CHECK OUT Artivive AR platform/tool used by Everett

Mon Oct 18

HW

Wed Oct 20

  • PLAY with lens studio or artivive – don’t jump into your project, do a test, do a tutorial etc. etc.
  • Let the tech influence your idea creation process.

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
    • Group A: ADD quotation, brief comment/question, your name into Class Doc – insert your contribution chronologically
    • Group B: ADD quotation that identifies main thesis of the paper, restatement of the thesis in your own words, page number/location, your name – insert your contribution chronologically
  • PRODUCE rough SKETCH for AR project – POST
  • CONTINUE MAKING AR project

Mon Oct 25

Wed Oct 27

  • Show AR projects by whatever means possible
  • Critique

END GAME

HW

  • READ: Cathy O’Neil, “Bomb Parts: What is a Model” Chapter 1 in Weapons of Math Destruction, ebook in UB library.
    • Group B: ADD quotation, brief comment/question, your name into Class Doc – insert your contribution chronologically
    • Group A: ADD quotation that identifies main thesis of the paper, restatement of the thesis in your own words, page number/location, your name – insert your contribution chronologically

Mon Nov 1

  • Discuss Chap 1, Weapons of Math Destruction
  • Final Project brief, production steps, deliverables, expectations

HW

Wed Nov 3

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

HW

  • READ Cathy O’Neil, “Collateral Damage: Landing Credit” Chapter 8 in Weapons of Math Destruction, ebook in UB library.
    • Group A: ADD quotation, brief comment/question, your name into Class Doc – insert your contribution chronologically
    • Group B: ADD quotation that identifies main thesis of the paper, restatement of the thesis in your own words, page number/location, your name – insert your contribution chronologically
  • BROWSE Shinseungback Kimyonghun, Cat or Human
  • START final project

Mon Nov 8

  • Discuss Chap 8, Weapons of Math Destruction
  • Discuss Cat or Human
  • Support Groups – work on final project

HW

  • CONTINUE final project
  • CONTINUE final project design document (as per your timetable)
    • e.g. ADD script, story board, all planning details

Wed Nov 10

  • Check-in/ on final project
  • Work on final project

HW

  • READ Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler, Anatomy of an AI System (2018)
    • Group B: ADD quotation, brief comment/question, your name into Class Doc – insert your contribution chronologically
    • Group A: ADD quotation that identifies main thesis of the paper, restatement of the thesis in your own words, page number/location, your name – insert your contribution chronologically
  • CONTINUE final project (as per your timetable)

Mon Nov 15

Wed Nov 17

  • Check-in on final project
  • Work on final project

HW

  • READ Riccardo Di Clemente, Miguel Luengo-Oroz, Matias Travizano, Sharon Xu, Bapu Vaitla, Marta C. González. Sequences of purchases in credit card data reveal lifestyles in urban populations. Nature Communications
    • Group A: ADD quotation, brief comment/question, your name into Class Doc – insert your contribution chronologically
    • Group B: ADD quotation that identifies main thesis of the paper, restatement of the thesis in your own words, page number/location, your name – insert your contribution chronologically

Tues Nov 22

Wed Nov 24 thanksgiving break

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)

Mon Nov 29  

  • Present game/app that you played – discussion
  • Work on final project

HW

Wed Dec 1

Mon Dec 6

  • Final Show/Critiques

Wed Dec 8

  • Final Show/Critiques

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