In groups of 2 students, choose one:

  1. Give a 20 minute presentation to the class case studying 2-3 projects that use software to make art, architecture or design works.
  2. Give a 20-minute demo/workshop of a particular software technology and develop a participatory activity so that the class can learn how to use


Week 8 - November 16 - Interactions

  • Student Presentation v0.1 - Meagan, Hope, Matt - Yoko Ono
  • Student Presentation v0.2 - Owen, Lindsey, Myles - Thomas Briggs
  • Student Presentation v0.3 - Alyssa, Adriana - Datum

Week 9 - November 23 - Data

  • Student Presentation v0.3 - Eric, Heather A, Allison - MIDI
  • Student Presentation v0.4 - Sam Caitlin, Danielle - Brooke Singer
  • Student Presentation v0.5 -

Week 10 - November 30 - Project Proposal

  • Student Presentation v0.6 - Nicole, Heather B
  • Student Presentation v0.7 - Noah, Heather G - Video Game Design
  • Student Presentation v0.8 - Sarah

Possible topics:

  • Scratch - a programming language designed for young people
  • Games for Change - games that engage contemporary social issues in meaningful ways to foster a more just, equitable and/or tolerant society
  • Arduino - Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
  • Pipes - Pipes is a powerful composition tool to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web.
  • Drupal - Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website
  • Brooke Singer - Media artist and Associate Professor of New Media at Purchase College
  • Processing Exhibition - extensive archive of projects created in processing
  • Casey Reas - Software artist and creator of processing
  • Ben Fry - Software artist and creator of processing
  • Thomas Briggs - Software artist
  • Carnivore - a surveillance tool for data networks
  • - archive of software art
  • Bicycle Built for 2,000 - audio artwork made with Amazon's Mechanical Turk web service
  • - online money management software
  • MAPLight - public database that illuminates the connection between campaign donations and legislative votes
  • mycrocosm - a web service that allows you to share snippets of information from the minutiae of daily life in the form of simple statistical graph
  • Daytum - counts and communicates the personal statistics generated by each of us every day