Schedule

NB: All readings and assignments are to be done before class on the date that they follow on the schedule

Paper

Week 1

8/24 Science + Poetry

8/26 Science Fiction + Prototyping

& “After Science,” Karl Schroeder and “Time Travel,“ Michio Kaku

! Assignment 0: Science Fiction Haiku {5 haiku}

Week 2

8/31 Science Fiction + Prototyping II

& “Writers as Architects,” Matteo Pericoli

9/2  Construction & Folding Techniques for Designers

! Assignment 1: Haiku -> Story {~1000 words}

Week 3

9/7 Labor Day – No Class

9/9 Construction II

9/11 ! Assignment 2: SF Objects {3 objects} Note Unusual deadline of Friday at 12:00 pm

Week 4

9/14 Pencil and Eraser:  Revision Workshop

& On RevisionCrappy First Drafts of Great Books

! Assignment 2B Transmedia Storytelling Scavenger hunt

9/16 Transmedia Storytelling

! Assignment: Be Ready to Workshop Story+Object

9/18 New due date

! Assignment 3: Story + Object Revision {~1000 words}

Pixels

Week 5

9/21 Virtual Worlds

& The Matrix

9/23 Processing

Week 6

9/28 Storyboarding (pre-processing)

9/30  Processing + The Powers and Perils of Virtual Objects

& “A Rape in Cyberspace” Julian Dibbell

! Assignment 4: A Travel Guide to your story world {~500 words}

Week 7

10/5

Virtual Spaces I: Abigail Oakley (discussion of perils)

! Assignment 5: Virtual Object + Narrative (~500 words)

10/7

Virtual Spaces II + Prototyping as Improvisation – Come Ready to Workshop your Virtual Object

Friday 10/9 ! Assignment 6: Virtual Object + Narrative Revision (~500 words)

Plastic

Week 8

10/12 Fall Break

10/14 Design Fiction (Josh Gigantino)

& DesignFiction_WebEdition, Julian Bleecker

10/16 ! Assignment 7: Mixed Reality Prototype

Week 9

10/19 Making a Mixed Reality Prototype – aka – where to go next

10/21 Design Fiction & Fabrication

! Assignment 8: Prototype Conceptual Blueprint

Week 10

10/26 Ekphrasis

10/28 Physical Prototyping Workshop

! Assignment 9: Prototype + Narrative {~500 words} (will be submitted in class and a short video and the narrative uploaded in Critviz)

 10/30 ! Assignment 9A: Critique of 3 Prototypes + Narrative

Week 11

11/2 Invention + Imagination

11/4 Philosophy + Design

! Assignment 10: Prototype Final and Narrative Revision {~500 words} Submitted in class (no critviz)

Projects: Prototype Your Dream

Week 12

11/9 Proposal Workshop

11/11 Veterans Day No Class

Week 13

11/16 Project Scope

! Assignment 11: Final Project Outline + Concept Blueprint

11/18 Project Style

Week 14

11/23 Workshop

! Assignment 12: Final Project Rough Draft + Prototype

11/25 No Class Thanksgiving Break

Week 15

11/30 PROJECTS DUE – PRESENTATIONS

12/2 PRESENTATIONS